Lately Nora Roberts' hardcovers have been total misses, and Chasing Fire is no exception. This book was all about smoke jumpers in Montana. Though I have respect for the brave men and women who do this, I learned more about putting out fires than I ever wanted to know. The storyline, plot, murders were also very predictable and unsuspenseful. I guessed "who done it" way before I should have been able to. The worst part of this book however, was the relationship between the two main characters Gull and Rowan. Their was absolutely no chemistry between the two and the book failed to even develop a moderately realistic relationship. Also, I was not crazy about Rowan's character or any of the secondary characters in this book. Usually my favorite part of reading Nora's books is the depth she puts into her characters, but this book did not show that talent off. Furthermore, what the hell was up with all of these crazy names? Gulliver? Dobbie? Yangtree? L.B? I mean honestly. In conclusion, Chasing Fire was a total let down and I sincerely hope that Nora gets her act together regarding these hardcovers. Not worth the time spent reading. However, if you are new to Nora Roberts do not let this book put you off all of her other wonderful novels. Check out a few others and you will see what I mean.