When one of her patients dies in a mountain climbing accident, Aspen psychologist Meredith Greene blames Erik Amundsson, the charismatic leader of the doomed expedition. But as she slowly uncovers his secrets, she realizes that she is risking her life-and her heart.
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Set against the rugged beauty of Aspen, Colo., Erickson's latest (after Searching For Sarah) finds staid psychologist Meredith Greene guilt-ridden over the mountain-climbing death of a woman she had recently treated for acrophobia. Furious with her patient's unrepentant boyfriend, world-renowned mountaineer Erik Amundsson, whom she holds partly responsible for the tragedy, Meredith eagerly anticipates a confrontation with the arrogant Norwegian. But when the opportunity arises, she finds Erik sexually irresistible and frustratingly tight-lipped about himself and the accident. Despite Meredith's earlier anger, she becomes involved with and emotionally dependent upon Erik. It isn't until Erik leads an expedition on Mt. McKinley that results in his disappearance and the death of a fellow climber, an Arabian prince who may have had ties to terrorists, that Meredith realizes she never really knew him. She finds comfort in State Department investigator John McCord, who has been called in to protect her from reporters and foreign investigators, but in the end, the biggest threat to Meredith is herself. This is a story about a woman trying to find herself. Unfortunately, Meredith is little more than a cipher who gets swept up in events beyond her control.
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Aspen psychologist Meredith Greene is trained to be impartial but finds that impossible when one of her patients dies while climbing a mountain. The young woman sought therapy to cure her fear of heights in order to accompany her boyfriend, world-famous mountaineer Erik Amundsson. Meredith believes that the boyfriend is responsible, and at the memorial service she stares daggers at him, not bothering to hide her animosity. Months later, when she meets Erik at a party, she decides to confront him, but the meeting doesn't go as planned, and she finds herself involved in a torrid affair. Soon Meredith only feels alive when she's in Erik's arms, but she reminds herself that she knows almost nothing about him and that they only associate with people involved with his expeditions, including Kemil, a Saudi prince who may or may not be involved with terrorists. Erickson's suspenseful romance takes readers into the dangerous world of mountain climbing and makes the trip worthwhile. Patty Engelmann
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Book Description Berkley, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110425185419