Fire and Water

Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.

Overhearing one of the officer’s comment about him being shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.

Red and Terry’s world collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer.  Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on the surface.


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Who is behind the heroin? Can a pretty boy fall in love with a badly scared man? Can Red see himself as anything but a freak? The only way to find the answers is to read the book. I promise you won't be sorry.

Mr. Grey always has a way of writing about issues that affect people both men and women. This is a book about a man who doesn't think he can be loved because of his looks and another man who only ever looked at the outside of a person. This is a story about looking at life through different glasses and seeing the truth by going beyond the surface.

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