Firestorm Author:Iris Johansen 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 ... more »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.« less
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.
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.