Firestorm by Iris Johansen
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#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.

About Iris Johansen

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Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust and more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.From the Paperback edition.
Published March 30, 2004 by Bantam. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Two psychic firefighters confront a slew of dreadful deaths in this rip-roaring thriller by Johansen (Dead Aim , etc.). As a little girl, Kerry Murphy spent two y

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After Silver makes his pitch … "she said through her teeth, 'I don't want anything to do with you … you're a freak and you want to make me one too.' " In the years she had worked with Travis in an attempt to come to terms with what she deeply considered an affliction, "he said [she] wasn't a frea...

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Entertainment Weekly

Johansen rarely strays far from her formula: (1) A tough, damaged woman has a special gift -- in this case, it's Kerry Murphy, a fire survivor who awakens from a coma with the bizarre ability to identify arson and sense when her friends are aflame;

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Several characters in the book, fire investigator Kerry Murphy, Brad Silver, and Trask, the Firestorm villain, play with each others minds as they go through one disastrous killing fire after another.

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When Kerry awakens from the coma, she finds .

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Fire has shaped Kerry Murphy's life from childhood, when her mother died and she was left in a coma after their home was set ablaze.

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