Firestorm (Paperback)

Author: Johansen, Iris

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Arson specialist Kerry Murphy solves crimes with the help of her dog Sam, but behind her reputation as a fire detective, she hides a terrifying secret that explains her success more thoroughly than her hard work and dedication. Reprint. *Author: Johansen, Iris *Series Title: Eve Duncan *Publication Date: 2005/08/30 *Number of Pages: 339 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553586497
SKU 39988783
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553586491
Release Date 8/30/2005
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Iris Johansen
Known particularly for her novels of suspense, Iris Johansen has seen dozens of her books appear on the bestseller lists. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Johansen was a voracious reader from an early age. Later, raising two children as a single mother, she worked as an airline reservations clerk and wrote in whatever free time she could eke out of her busy schedule. She sometimes arrived at the airport at five in the morning, so that she could have a quiet hour to herself, and she often wrote in the car while waiting for her son and daughter to finish their afterschool activities. (Her son, Roy, is now a screenwriter and has also collaborated with his mother on several novels.) After both had left for college, Johansen quit her job to try her hand at writing full-time. "I was just as voracious a writer as I was a reader," she recalled to one journalist. She began her career by penning romances--many of them for Bantam's "Loveswept" line--and soon became a familiar name to fans of the genre. In 1996, she branched out into crime fiction, publishing THE UGLY DUCKLING, about the victim of a brutal assault who is determined to get revenge on her attacker. Johansen has since become known for her recurring characters, and among the most popular of these is Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor who creates likenesses based on remains too decomposed to be recognizable. Eve, who is haunted by the murder of her own young daughter, made her first appearance in FACE OF DECEPTION (1998). "[The idea] came from seeing a documentary on the Discovery Channel," Johansen has explained. "I had never heard of a forensic sculptor before. I thought ?What if?' A lot of great stories have come from ?What if?'" IRIS JOHANSEN'S THE KILLING GAME, a film based on one of the Eve Duncan books, aired on Lifetime television in 2011.
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"...[A] rip-roaring thriller....This is a quick, easy read that just might increase the sale of fire extinguishers for the home."
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Annotation Kerry Murphy is a psychic arson investigator still tormented by the fire that killed her mother when Kerry was a child. Another psychic, the enigmatic Brad Silver, enlists Kerry's services--and her powers--in tracking down a demented genius who can start fires by remote control.
Editors Note Arson specialist Kerry Murphy solves crimes with the help of her dog Sam, but behind her reputation as a fire detective, she hides a terrifying secret that explains her success more thoroughly than her hard work and dedication. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 Arson specialist Kerry Murphy solves crimes with the help of her dog Sam, but behind her reputation as a fire detective, she hides a terrifying secret that explains her success more thoroughly than her hard work and dedication. Reprint.
Editors Note 3 #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen turns up the heat in this explosive new psychological thriller. 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...Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but her life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. The deadly flames of her past are back, and from out of the ashes a stranger appears. Who is Silver? And why has he chosen her in the desparate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. To save themselves and the innocent lives at stake, Kerry will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to do: fight fire with fire.
Editors Note 4 Arson specialist Kerry Murphy solves crimes with the help of her dog Sam, but behind her reputation as a fire detective, she hides a terrifying secret that explains her success more thoroughly than her hard work and dedication.
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