Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.
When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.
Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else–including Kaely herself–is killed.
When FBI profiler Kaely Quinn's mother is diagnosed with cancer, Kaely takes time off work to go to Dark Water, Nebraska, to help her brother care for their mother. Upon her arrival, she learns of a series of fires in the small town, attributed by the fire chief to misuse of space heaters in the frigid winter. But Kaely is skeptical, and a search for a pattern in the locations of the fires bolsters her suspicions.
After yet another blaze devastates a local family, Kaely is certain a serial arsonist is on the loose. Calling upon her partner from St. Louis, Noah Hunter, and her brother's firefighter neighbor who backs Kaely's suspicions, Kaely and her team begin an investigation that swiftly leads them down a twisted path. When the truth is finally revealed, Kaely finds herself confronting a madman who is determined his last heinous act will be her death.
Nancy Mehl lives in Missouri, with her husband Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. She's authored thirty books and is currently at work on a new FBI suspense series for Bethany House Publishing.
All of Nancy's novels have an added touch - something for your spirit as well as your soul. "I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing," Nancy says. "It's a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn't be writing at all if I didn't believe that this is what He's called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can't overcome with His help."
You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: www.nancymehl.com. She also is active on the Suspense Sisters: www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com and on FaceBook!
In order to share my review of Fire Storm: Kaely Quinn Profiler Book Two, I had to share Book One also, Mind Games. I was one of "those" readers after finishing the last sentence of Book One. I emailed the author, Nancy Mehl, asking, "When is Book Two coming out? I can't wait." As author myself, this is one of the greatest compliments to an author. I waited for the release of Book Two, Fire Storm, and it did not disappoint.
Fire Storm is as wonderful and suspenseful as Mind Games, keeping me on the edge of my seat and tempting me to read the last chapter because the suspense was getting the best of me. I'm happy to report I did restrain myself and didn't peek at the end and read a couple nights with my eye lids heavy because I needed to finish and find out who done it.
Nancy Mehl's gift to write keeps you guessing and leading you in the right direction while steering away here and there. Have I told you it's a wonderful read yet? It is. If you like to read suspense then Nancy Mehl is an author to add to your list. Another of her series I really like is The Road to Kingdom. I don't typically like Amish stories but this one captured me from the first book and kept me wanting more.
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