The 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S is a very cool car. In 1963 it was the car to drive and over the years it's cool factor has only increased. On my most generous day the best I could say about the 2013 Mini Cooper S is it's a girl car. The truth is, despite it's best efforts, the 2013 Mini Cooper S isn't cool, it's safe. It's the sort of car where cup holders and a USB port to plug your iPod into is more important than how it handled on the Nürburgring.What does that have to do with this book? Well, Dangerous Refuge is like the 2013 Mini Cooper S. It's not offensive, not risky...in a word it's safe. The over-riding feeling I get with this book is it's Elizabeth Lowell cashing in on her name. The fans will enjoy it, but she isn't going to win any new fans with this one.