|About the Book|
Fire in the BordersThe rolling hills of the Scottish Borders have seen centuries of fireScots, English, battling kings, feuding lords, rampaging clansmen, raiding, looting, killing. But the fire at brooding Ferniebank Castle wasnt set by an enemy.MoreFire in the BordersThe rolling hills of the Scottish Borders have seen centuries of fireScots, English, battling kings, feuding lords, rampaging clansmen, raiding, looting, killing. But the fire at brooding Ferniebank Castle wasnt set by an enemy. Isabel Sinclair died there four hundred years ago, on her way to a lovers tryst, in the conflagration kindled by her own burning-glass.Or so the story goes.Now Jean Fairbairn is on her way to write Ferniebanks storyand to her own tryst with ex-cop Alasdair Cameron, who is now a caretaker of historic properties. He has at last lowered his personal drawbridge for Jean, and they plan to set decaying Ferniebank alight.But theyre not alone. Ciara Macquarrie, a New Age mythobabbler from Alasdairs past, plans to transform the castle and its chapel into a bright new conference center and spa. Especially since the chapel was built by the same long-dead hands as cryptic Rosslynnow a hot tourist attraction, thanks to a popular story titled The Da Vinci Code.In Scotland, plans go up in smoke. Stories shift and change like reflections in antique glass. Buried secrets rise to haunt the living. The Ferniebank clarsach, Isabels harp, disappearseven while its music lingers on. Vandals lurk in the night. Death visits both the castle dungeon and chapels ancient well.To his frustration, Alasdair now has to work in the shadow of the official force. But when the darkness clears, its Jean who finds herself facing a murderer.The Burning Glass is a story of mystery and suspense tightly woven with Jean and Alasdairs personal story. It takes place in Scotland, on the ever-shifting shore between history and myth, a place where (mis)perception kindles many a fire.