In the heat of the Arizona desert, a raging fire pushes
temperatures to a deadly degree, and one woman is left to burn.
Pulled naked and barely breathing from the fire, the victim has no
idea who she is, let alone who would do this to her -- or why. In
her hospital bed she drifts in and out of consciousness, her only
means of communicating a blink of the eye. And then an angel
appears. Misguidedly known around town as the "Angel of Death,"
Sister Anselm has devoted her life to working as an advocate for
unidentified patients. To her burn patient, she is a savior. But to
this Jane Doe''s would-be killer, Sister Anselm''s efforts pose a
serious threat. Ali Reynolds is on the scene as the new media
relations consultant for the Yavapai County Police Department,
keeping reporters at bay and circumventing questions about arson
and a link to a domestic terrorist group called Earth Liberation
Front. But her job quickly becomes much more. As Ali struggles to
help Sister Anselm uncover the helpless woman''s identity, they
realize that by locating the missing relatives they may be exposing
the victim once more to a remorseless killer determined to finish
the job. Faced with the possibility of putting all three of their
lives in jeopardy, Ali fearlessly pursues justice -- and what she
discovers is a secret even darker and more twisted than she ever
could have imagined.
With unerring skill, Jance delivers relentless suspense in what
is surely her finest novel yet in this riveting and addictive