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Desert heat
Martin, Kat.
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New York : Zebra Books, [2004]

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380 pages ; 18 cm.
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FICTION Adult Fiction Open Shelf
FICTION Adult Fiction Romance
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From the "New York Times" bestselling author comes the highly anticipated sequel to her "Midnight Sun," which follows Patience Sinclair through the heart of the Southwest and into the face of terrifying danger . . . and desire. Original.

Author Notes

Kathleen Kelly Martin was born July 14, 1947 in the Central Valley of California. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and History from the University of California in Santa Barbara.She is an American writer of romance novels under the pen names of Kat Martin, Kathy Lawrence and Kasey Marx. Martin is a member of the Romance Writers of America. To date, she has been published in England, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, China, and Korea. She has written several series which include Southern Series, Garrick Family Series, Kingsland Series and Litchfield Series. Her novel titles include Magnificent Passage, The Secret, and Secret Ways. She made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Into the Firestorm.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Patience Sinclair, the middle daughter of three (her sister Charity's story was told in Midnight Sun BKL My 1 03) is happy to start a summer of traveling with the rodeo as she researches the history of female rodeo performers for her doctoral thesis. On the circuit she meets all kinds, including a would-be rapist, a scheming femme fatale, and Dallas Kingman, the reigning World Champion All-Around Cowboy. Sparks fly, both in what looks like a doomed relationship with Dallas (he wants to be a cowboy and she wants to be a professor) and literally, as someone tries to destroy the rodeo company owned by Dallas's uncle through fire and deadly tampering with equipment. One of the most fascinating facets of this tale is Patience's discovery in a great-grandmother's diary of references to a serial killer who preyed on young female rodeo performers in rodeo's early days. Martin's signature tender but sexy lovemaking scenes make this an all-around winner. --Diana Tixier Herald Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Young Bostonian Patience Sinclair and her sisters, Hope and Charity, have vowed to have one grand adventure before marrying or settling into a career. For Patience, a season on the western rodeo circuit, researching historic and current female competitors for her doctoral dissertation, seems both an exciting escapade and a timely escape from spoiled society brat Tyler Stanfield, a rejected ex-lover who's been stalking her. Despite the instant, if prickly, attraction that Patience shares with handsome Dallas Kingman, a World Champion All-Around Cowboy, the pair's commitment to very different careers makes anything more than a summer fling seem impossible. But the two grow closer, even as mysterious malignant forces strive to tear the Circle C rodeo, owned by Dallas's uncle, apart. Passion predominates over intrigue in Martin's second Sinclair Sisters installment (after Midnight Sun), but the suspense serves to keep reader interest piqued as the protagonists agonize their way through apparently insoluble personal conflicts. A parallel suspense subplot involving historic rodeo murders lends the story some complexity, and several side romances and romantic rivalries add considerable charm to this satisfying tale. Agent, Robert Gottlieb. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved