Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Burning Edge by Rick Mofina

She only stopped to visit the restroom and pick up a few goodies for her kids on the way home.  She had no idea she would almost die there...

Mira Books and Net Galley gave me a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  It was published at the end of December, so you should be able to find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Lisa was just closing the deal on the family cabin they could no longer afford.  She'd lost her husband two years ago and without his income, she couldn't keep it.  It made her and her children sad, but they needed to move on with life.

When she witnesses an FBI agent being shot to death right next to her, she's afraid she might not even live to see tomorrow.  The killer lets her live because there is not much time and she can't have seen anything.  But she had...

This book has an interesting premise.  The robbers are special ops that have been mercenaries for hire across the sea.  They are very good at what they do.  And when the CIA sets them up to die, they decide to get even.  They have friends being held hostage and they are going to steal enough money to pay the ransom.  I don't find this idea far fetched at all.  The government runs ghost missions and doesn't want its secrets revealed.  What better way to ensure that than by killing the team members?

Lisa is a woman still adjusting to her husband's sudden death and now she has to worry about the killer's coming after her.  Despite that, she takes charge of her family and her life and begins to move on to a new beginning.

This is a fast paced book with strong characters all around.  To me, the real lesson in this book is that if you are going to create a monster, you'd best be able to control it.

It's exciting on several levels, the plot is complex, the characters all have their own problems as well as this case, and it's busy.  Better have some time set aside to read when you start this book.  You won't want to set it back down.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

SusanB said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review.