The Fourth Angel - Georgia Skeehan, Bk 1 Author:Suzanne Chazin When an inferno in SoHo devours a small building and consumes fifty lives, Georgia Skeehan, a rookie marshal with the New York City Fire Department, is thrust into command of the investigation. Georgia suspects the fire may have been started by something New York has never seen before: HTA, a kitchen-sink concoction with the thermal power of roc... more »ket fuel. HTA fires, though rare over the last decade, are so ferocious that they can melt a building's steel and concrete framework in minutes.
Georgia soon unearths another startling possibility: the blaze may be connected to three other unsolved New York fires-and to several eerie, scripture-laden letters from a madman who calls himself the "Fourth Angel." But before she can begin to unravel the clues, she is torn apart by the bizarre behavior of her partner and by the seeming betrayal of another marshal-a man she has begun to trust with her heart. As Georgia battles for respect in the nearly all-male bastion of the FDNY, the "Fourth Angel" tightens his grip on his real quarry-and plots an even more catastrophic and fiery finale.« less
This book was much slower than Fireplay or Flashover. It's clear that this is an authors first work. It was easy to figure out who did it and why and I found that disappointing. In addition, I found the antagonist hard to relate to, be angry, or sympathize with.
I loved my first look at Carter and Marenko. They are what makes this book worth reading as they were the most interesting characters. The beginnings of a relationship between Skeehan and Marenko were interesting and plays a role on their relationship in the future.
While I will not read this book again but I'm glad I read it for the insight into the later books in the future which I liked much better and will read again.