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Day of fire
Nance, Kathleen.
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New York City : Love Spell, [2004]

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372 pages ; 18 cm.
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Book 2 of the 2176 Series takes place in a futuristic, quarantined Canada, where Mountie Day Daniels must seek out and destroy a treasonous faction—but will the half-shaman, half-government agent she partners with change her mind and steal her heart?

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Booklist Review

In the year 2176 Canada may be ready to join the rest of the world after being quarantined since terrorists unleashed smallpox, Ebola, and anthrax. Mountie Day Daniels has been investigating a radical group that killed a fellow Mountie. She is used to working alone, but she is now assigned to assist plague-hunter Dr. Lian Firebird. Their quest leads to a group of activists who may or may not be working with one of the native Indian tribes. Lian is conflicted because the tribe may be his own, while Day represents the law in this dark portrayal of a future where human contact is limited because of the fear of deadly contagious diseases. Sizzling with sexual and ideological tension, Lian and Day want to help people, he with medicine and she via her strict adherence to procedure. Nance's tense futuristic thriller, the second in a series of five romances by different authors based on strong women in the future helping to reshape the world, balances romance and action, making it an exhilarating roller-coaster read. --Patty Engelmann Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Slower and more serious than the previous book in Love Spell's futuristic adventure romance series (Susan Grant's The Legend of Banzai Maguire), this entry centers on Canada, a nation that closed its borders to the outside world after being ravaged by disease. The year is 2176, and Canada, now stronger for its trials, is full of fresh clean air, high-tech sleds and (of course) Mounties. With her staunch adherence to the letter of the law, Day Daniels is one of those "stiff brim" Mounties. The only survivor of a plague-ridden community, Day finds solace in the steadiness of the Mountie way of life. But when her partner is murdered and traces of a new strain of smallpox are found on his body, Day must join forces with sexy Lian Firebird, a plague hunter, to stop what might be the next great epidemic. During their mission, Day and Lian find time to steam up the snow-quite literally-in love scenes that are heavy on inventiveness and frostbite potential. At the same time, Lian teaches Day that sometimes the law doesn't have all the answers. While this story doesn't possess the playful spirit or the sharp dialogue that marked its predecessor, and Nance's protagonists rarely crack a smile, its numerous adrenaline-laced chases and encounters will keep most readers entertained. Agent, Ashley Grayson Literary Agency. (May) Forecast: Dorchester has been promoting this five-book series enthusiastically with advertising in the Romantic Times and a show-stopping entrance at the Romantic Times convention. Initial sales should be robust, especially if booksellers display the titles together. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved