Book Reviews of Firestorm

Firestorm
Firestorm
Author: Iris Johansen
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553586497
ISBN-10: 0553586491
Publication Date: 8/30/2005
Pages: 339
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 309 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Kerry Murphy and her dog Sam try to uncover the arsonist before he gets to her. A fast read.
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I love the heroin and her partner dog. I've read several of these, and they're great.
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I like everything this author writes she is a great author
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This book mixes supernatural elements with suspense.
A very good book.
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this was a very good book
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I must have read a different version than everyone else because I couldn't stand this book. The characters are developed only shallowly. Even though horrible things have happened to them, the author didn't create any feelings of sympathy for them. The best developed person in the book is the butler, but he is a minor character. She uses short sections to jump between characters and action points. I assume she meant for that to make the action tense and fast. It fails. All it is is choppy and poorly developed. The story has an original concept, so I was sorry to see it so poorly developed and written.
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A very good suspense story. Keeps your interest and reads very quickly.
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Great mystery with a paranormal aspect. Unexpected twists.
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A fast paced read. Worthwhile for those who enjoy a good suspenseful thriller.
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A true Thriller
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I really love Johansen books. I only discovered her a year or so ago and immediately read all of her prior books.
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A terrific thriller is true Johansen style
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A super good bood. Once you start you can't put it down.
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This is a fast paced thriller. The lead character is Kerry Murphy who works as an arson investigator ... but her past impacts her present.
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Interesting plot!
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Great book! I couldn't put it down. Story has suspense, romance, and a touch of paranormal.
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Johansen does not disapoint with this one. Couldn't put it down.
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great read I love this series.
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Iris Johansen is a writer that keeps you wanting more. I can't wait to finish her books, then wish there was more. This was another one that I couldn't put down.
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Good book....not my favorite, but a good read. It's one of those books where you really like the main characters and are 'rootn' for them all the way! You can't go wrong with an Iris Johansen book.
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"Firestorm" is a supernatural mystery thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat as you read the day (or night) away. Kerry Murphy works as an arson investigator with her dog, Sam. No one knows the real reason Kerry is so good at her job, and it isn't Sam's superior evidence-sniffing ability. When Kerry was a little girl, her mother died in a fire. As Kerry was running out of the house to get help, an unknown man hit her in the head with a metallic object. She was in a coma for two years and when she awoke she possessed a psychic talent which is triggered by fire.

Brad Silver also has psychic abilities. He is able to invade other people's minds and control their thoughts. Brad is after the man who created Firestorm, a method of spontaneous combustion. The same man who murdered his brother and sister-in-law using a burning car as the weapon. Brad needs Kerry's psychic ability to sense where and when fires will happen to catch this psychopath.

I was really drawn into this story. It is suspenseful. The characters have rather unique traits and are very likable. I'm don't dispute some people having physic abilities. So the book is believable to me.
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This is my least favorite Johansen book to date. I couldn't get a feel for Kerry, never cared for her throughout the book. Something felt very one-dimensional in this story...never got in to the characters and it ended somewhat abruptly. Disappointed.
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NY Times Bestselling author turns up the heat in this explosive new psychological thriller that will have readers turning pages as if they were burning. This time a gifted arson investigator teams up w/ a mysterious operative to stopn a killer raging completely out of control.
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Definetely one of Iris Johansen's best. Very fast read. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Engrossing page-turner for light reading. Suspenseful.
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It was OK. Listened to it on a roadtrip and it helped to pass the time.
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Didn't expect to like it, but sat in the car with the audio version playing, burning gas! Hard to leave it.
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Excellent fast paced book. Lots of action, goes really quickly.
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THIS BOOK IS VERY SUSPENSEFUL AND MAKES YOU WONDER IF YOU COULD LIVE A NORMAL LIVE WITH THIS PREDICAMENT. FOR I LOVED IT AND IT WAS FAST PACED AND KEPT ME ON MY TOES.
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I do like Iris Johansen. This one did not disapoint.
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a gifted arson investigator teams up with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control -- excellent book by Iris -- loved it!
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Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but only she knows the real reason that they are so good. From out of the ashes of another tragedy, a stranger appears. How does he know so much about her and her "talents". Together they work together to find a psychopath who has left a gruesome trail of fiery deaths.
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One of Iris Johansen's finest. Fast paced, easy to follow and holds your attention to the last page. A keeper.
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This book is a favorite. A young girl discovers links between her past and the future. SHe's an arson expert.
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A gifted arson investigator joins forces with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control. Kerry works with her dog to sniff out the real cause of fires. She comes spirit to spirit with Brad Silver and sparks begin to fly. A fast paced work.
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I love Iris Johansen's books. Firestorm is an imaginative psychological thriller that is hard to put down. A great read!
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For Kerry Murphy the inferno is never far away the flames of the long ago night still burn in her nightmares the heat the choking smoke the helplessness she can never run fast enough now kerry works as an arson investigatior with her evidence sniffing dog sam together they're a great team but only kerry knows the real reason that they'ro so good at what they do only kerry and someone from the past she thought she's put far behind her.
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Really good mystery.
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For Kerry Murphy, ithe inferno is never far away. The flames of that long-ago night still burn in her nightmares. The heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast eough.... Now Kerry works as an arson investigator wit her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great teak, but only Kerry kows the real reason that they're so good at what they do.. only Kerry ad someone from a past shte thought she'd put far behind her.
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Johansen turns up the heat in this explosive psychological thriller that will have readers turning pages as if they were burning. This time a gifted arson investigator teams up with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control.
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For Kerry Murphy,the inferno is never far away..The flames of that long-ago night still burn in her nightmares:the heat,the chocking smoke,the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog,Sam. Togther they'rea great team,but only Kerry knows the real reason that they're so good at what they do-only Kerry and someone from a past she thought she'd put far behind her...
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this is not large print. regular print.
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This is a LARGE PRINT book
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For Kerry Murphy the inferno is never far away. The flames of long ago nightmares still burn in ther memory. Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence sniffing dog, Sam. But Kerry's life is about to change. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious operative chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth?
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I have enjoyed all of Iris's books and this one did not disappoint. Very good book
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FOR KERRY MURPHY, THE INFERNO IS NEVER FAR AWAY. THE FLAMES OF A LONG-AGO NIGHTMARE STILL BURN IN HER MEMORY, THE HEAT , THE CHOCKING SMOKE, THE HELPESSNESS. SHE CAN NEVER RUN FAST ENOUGH.....
NEW KERRY WORKS AS AN ARSON INVESTIGATOR WITH HER EVIDENCE-SNIFFING DOG, SAM. TOGETHER THEY'RE A GREAT TEAM, BUT KERRY'S LIFE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO STRIKE A MATCH. WHO IS SILVER? AND WHY HAS THE MYSTEROIUS OPERATIVE CHOSEN HER IN THE DESPERATE RACE TO FIND A KILLER DETERMINED TO IGNITE HELL ON EARTH? EVEN TOGETHER, KERRY AND SILVER MAY NOT HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST A PSYCHOPATH AS COLDHEARTED AS HIS METHOD IS RED-HOT. THERE IS ONLY ONE CHANCE TO SAVE THEMSELVES AND THE INNOCENT LIVES AT STAKE. KERRY WILL HAVE TO REACH DEEP INTO A PAST THAT ALREADY CAME CLOSE TO DESTROYING HER ONCE. SHE WILL HAVE TO DO WHAT SHE HOPED SHE'D NEVER HAVE TO DO: FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.
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Kerry, an arson investigator, and her arson sniffing dog, join forces with a physic, to find a killer. Intelligent, suspenseful and romance all in one package
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long ago nightmare still burn in her memory; the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough.
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Exiting!
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Kerry Murphy works as an arson investigator with her arson sniffing dog. They race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth.
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Good writer Interesting murder thriller
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I really enjoyed this book and I hope a sequel results from this. If you like books about psychics and mysteries this is a book to read. It kept me guessing to the end. It was hard to put down once I started reading it!
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This one was really excellent, I didn't want to put it down. Such a volitile relationship these people have with each other! I didn't like the way they so casually handled the social services issues concerning the children, it wasn't realistic... but I liked the outcome nonetheless. Great Book.
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Kerry is an arson investigator with a haunting path. Silver has chosen her to help find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth. In order to save themselves and innocent lives, Kerry must reach inside herself into a past that came close to destroying her. She will have to fight fire with fire.
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long ago nightmare still burn in her memory : the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough.
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Good twist at the end. Suspenseful--keeps your attention.
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Very quick and exciting read!
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Story of an arson investigator with a secret and a man who try to find a psychopathic pyromaniac before he kills more victims.
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This is the first book I picked up by this author. This is a great read and I've added another author to me must read list.
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very good and intriguing suspense.
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Great read. Exciting till the end with a twist at the finish.
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I enjoy all her books...good mysteries
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Another good Iris Johansen book... alittle different from what I am used to but a page turner.
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Interesting read
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This is a great thriller.Hard to put down once you start.
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Very good read...
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This was a very interesting suspense with elements of the supernatural.
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Johansen never lets me stop reading until the very end!
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"For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...

Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious operative chosen her in the deperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Even together, Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. There is only one chance to save themselves and the innoncent lives at stake. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that already came close to detroying her once. She will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to: fight fire with fire."
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Unabridged
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Library Edition in clamshell case. Another great one by Iris Johansen
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for kerry murphy ,the inferno is never far away. the flames of a long -ago nightmare still burn in her memory. the heat, the choking smoke,the helpleness ,. sh e can never run fast enough.
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For Kerry Murphy, he inferno is never far away. The flames of a long ago nightmare still burn in her memory. The heat, the chocking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough. To save her life she will have to fight fire with fire.
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An explosive new psychological thriller that will have readers turning pages as if they were burning. This time a gifted arson investigator teams up with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control. For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of that long-ago night still burn in her nightmares: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...
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Great book, enjoyed reading this.
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I love this author. She keeps you wondering all the way to the end, and as usual, adds a little twist.
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Kerry has no desire to be known for her unusual ability to identify the true causes behind the fires she investigates, so keeps her dog Sam always handy to take the credit. But Brad needs her ability to track down the monster who is killing senators and key scientists that closed down a very special, but frightening project....
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Great book. Anything by Iris Johansen is worth reading.
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Kerry is an arson invetigator along with her evidence-sniffing dog Sam. They have one chance to save themselves and innocent lives from a psychopath who wants to ignite hell on earth.
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Arson investigator Kerry Murphy has a unique talent for sniffing out the cause of fires like the one that killed her mother years ago. She also has a secret, known only to the mysterious stranger named Silver, a "consultant" who needs her cooperation in stopping the psychopath who burned his brother alive and who's holding national security hostage to his own demented ego. Silver has an uncanny gift for getting under Kerry's skin, which is both the good and bad news--good because it doubles their chances of finding the man behind the terrifying weapon of the title, and bad because Kerry can't afford to be vulnerable to Silver or any other man.
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames od a long ago nightmare still burn in her memory:the heat, the choking smoke, the helpless ness. She can never run fast enough..............
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...

Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious operative chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Even together, Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldherted as his method is red-hot. There is only one chance to save themselves and the innocent lives at stake. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that already came close to destroying her once. She will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to: fight fire with fire.
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough... Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious operative chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Even together, Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. There is only one chance to save themselves and the innocent lives at stake. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that already came close to destroying her once. She will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to: fight fire with fire.
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long ago nightmare still burn in her memory.
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long=ago nightmare still burn in her memory: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...

Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious operative chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Even together, Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. There is only one chance to save themselves and the innocent lives at stake. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that already came close to destroying her once. She will have to do what she hoped she's never have to: fight fire with fire.
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"For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory:...Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match".
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious operative chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Even together,Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. There is only one chance to save themselves and the innocent live at stake. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that already came close to destroying her once. She will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to: fight fire with fire.
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For Kerry Murphy the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory. Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her dog Sam who is an evidence sniffing dog. They are a great team but changes are coming. Who is Silver and why has the mysterious operative chosen Kerry in a desperate race to find a killer. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that came close to destroying her onve, Now she will have to do what she hoped would never come - fight fire with fire.
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For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of a long-ago nightmare still burn in her memory: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...

Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but Kerry's life is about the change in the time it takes to strike a match. Who is Silver? And why has the mysterious oeprative chosen her in the desperate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Even together, Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. There is only one chance to save themselves and the innocent lives at stake. Kerry will have to reach deep into a past that already came close to destroying her once. She will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to: fight fire with fire.