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After four years on the run, outlaw Rafferty (Rafe) McCay's face wears "the remote expression of a man who had seen and caused so much death that it no longer touched him." Annie Parker is the lone doctor in boomtown Silver Mesa, a woman with a "worn, weary look" but with "softness in her brown eyes" and healing magic in her hands. An unlikelier pair could not be found, yet fate and a gunshot wound throw them together in Howard's ( Angel Creek ) new novel, set in Arizona territory in the 1870s . When Rafe forces Annie to come along and tend his gunshot wound, what begins as a kidnapping flowers into passion and love, but Howard's set-up is so obvious that her protagonists' coupling--the only real touch of fire in this book--is never really in doubt. Minimal tension provided by several run-ins with bounty hunters leads to the maximal tension of myriad graphic sexual encounters. Slowed down by redundancy and verbosity, Howard's tale wends its way cross-country towards its rather inevitable happy conclusion, with one truly moving segment wherein Rafe and Annie risk their lives to treat a settlement of seriously ill Apaches.
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Linda Howard is an award-winning author whose New York Times bestsellers include Open Season, All the Queen’s Men, Mr. Perfect, Kill and Tell, and Son of the Morning. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.See all Product Description
I love this book so much.well actually i love every one of the Linda Howard books i've ever read. i love Rafe he difines the word rouge. and Annie is so cute. Read morePublished on March 2 2003 by Mia
I really enjoyed "The Touch Of Fire" It was fun, and fast paced and full of romantic tension. READER'S WILL LOVE Rafe and Annie. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2002 by Crystal T.
Once again L.H. has impressed me with her ability to write a story that held on to me until the end. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2001 by Richard C. Harb
i've read most of linda howard's books, and i'll have to say that this was the best yet. i liked the way everything was set..and even though Rafe is determined, so is Annie. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2000 by katie kelly
This story sizzled from start to finish. When Linda Howard writes a really good love story (and this one was), there's just nobody better.Published on Aug. 2 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org