Cold Fire Author:Dean R. Koontz Jim Ironheart, an ordinary schoolteacher, flies to Portland, Oregon, on an impulse, unable to explain why he's compelled to make the trip. There he risks his life to save a young boy from being killed by a drunk driver. — Reporter Holly Thorne witnesses Jim's heroism. His athletic grace and courage intrigue her. When he declines to be intervie... more »wed for her newspaper, she's impressed by his self-effacement.
Soon after, Holly sees a news-wire story about the nick-of-time rescue of a little boy in Boston. There is a photograph of the rescuer--Jim Ironheart. Her subsequent research shows that Jim has quietly performed twelve last-minute rescues in twelve far-flung places over the last three months. Realizing she is onto the biggest story of her life, Holly tracks Jim to California.
Jim believes that God is working through him. "There is no wonder in life," Holly argues. About this she is dead wrong, for she and Jim Ironheart are about to plunge into a dark sea of wonder, mystery, and stark terror.« less