This is exciting romantic suspense at its best, with an unusual setting and unique, believable characters that draw you straight into the story.
Ty has everything you want from a hero - strength, decision, leadership, protectiveness - and loads more besides. Learning about his troubled background makes him all the more fascinating and you appreciate his strength and goodness all the more as a result. Axelle is a great heroine - prickly, brave and strong, prepared to outface anyone and everyone to protect her snow leopards. It's through her care for these beautiful and endangered creatures that we first see the depth of her compassion and feeling, and you just know that when she and Ty fall in love it will be amazing!
The romance is compelling, the action exciting and the characters extremely well drawn - the Russian terrorist is particularly good example, his story moving and tragic. The setting of conflict-ridden Afghanistan is brilliantly portrayed and adds to the tension of the story. As always in Toni Anderson's books, the scenery is so vividly described that you can see it in your minds eye as events unfold.
Tight, witty writing makes this story flow along so that you won't want to put it down, even while perched on the end of your seat! Like many of the tough characters, you'll soon be rooting for the snow leopards as well as for Ty and Axelle. A fun, moving,very exciting and unusual romantic suspense.