Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
4 out of 5
I really enjoy this series. I just wish that Leland Brooks would be included more. His character is a hoot, but then again, who wouldn't love a rhinestone wearing butler that has a knack for being in the right place at the right time with exactly what you need.
Since Ali no longer has a nine to five job she appears to be a woman of leisure, that is until she is approached to be a media consultation for the Yavapai County Police Department. It sounds intriguing, so why not, she has nothing better to do.
On her first call out, she is brought face to face with a raging fire in the Arizona desert and the near lifeless body if an older woman who has been pulled from the charred structure. As a media consultation it is now her job to keep the pack of reporters away from the apparent arson and a domestic terrorist group called ELF. But of course with Ali, it becomes more then just a job, she is introduced to Sister Anselm, also known as the Angel of Death, and between the two of them, they are on a mission to find out the identity of the fire victim and to find out what lead up to this attack.
As the story unfolds, Jance allows the reader to come up with their own ideas of guilt and innocence until the final moment when the truth is revealed and what lead that person to make the choices that were made. Families have secrets, departments have leaks and maybe in the long run, Ali will let go of her fears and jump without first looking around to see who is watching her.