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Scarlet Revenge by Ann McGinnis






The Blurb

The FBI doesn't know what to do with Analyst Caycee Scarlet. She's brash, brilliant & brutally relentless when tracking a serial killer. But she also has a temper, problems with authority figures and recognizing the chain of command. Things go sideways for Caycee when she uncovers a lead that saves the Omega Killer's latest victim. Rather than working the system and making nice with her pompous boss, sparks fly and she gets into an altercation with the lead Special Agent on the case, resulting in a transfer to another assignment. Caycee finds herself transferred to an FBI interrogation facility where she assesses the most dangerous of criminals in custody. She struggles to get over the loss of her dream job, but her new boss, handsome Special Agent Gil Graham, may soften the blow. Sparks, of a different variety, fly between the Special Agent and his new Analyst, as they work together to crack the most difficult cases. Just when Caycee's wounds are healing from her expulsion on the Omega Killer team, she is dragged back into the thick of it. Caycee and her new team are front and center, focused on an interview of a bombing suspect, when Omega comes looking for revenge. His attack wounds her team, leaving Caycee with only one option for help-the devastatingly handsome bombing suspect. It will take all of Caycee's wits, and a kiss for luck, to stop Omega and save her co-workers.

MY REVIEW

If I could review this book in one line, I would say I loved it! But, a detailed review does more justice to an author and the readers. So, here is my take on the first book, "Scarlet Revenge" which is a part of a suspense series. 

Ann McGinnis' "Scarlet Revenge" is a thriller which involves an incredible heroine in the form of Caycee Scarlet, an Intelligent Analyst for the FBI. Scarlet's induction into FBI helps save a serial killer Omega's latest victim, which irks not only the serial killer, but, her power licking boss, Wilkes. She manages to rub him the wrong way on the first day of her stint and lands up in a team headed by Agent Gil. Agent Gil proves not only to be her boss, but there is also office romance brewing between him and her. Just when the storm caused by Omega seems to be settling down, there enters The Baseball Bomber, Hicks who manages to woo Scarlet's heart, or does he? It is the story of Scarlet being torn between Gil and Hicks and in the midst of all this, her mission to find the serial killer, Omega or is it the other way? I am not going into the details of this thriller, it is best to read it in person. It has so many twists and turns that will keep you hooked to it. 

The editing is crisp and flawless. The author has a good hold on the story, characters, and the language. Not once did I find the author to falter. The thriller is fast paced and thoroughly detailed. 

In one sentence, this book is unputdownable. Read it over the weekend with a cup of coffee to give you company and you would have created a perfect little weekend read for yourself and a thoroughly enjoyable one which will keep your heart pulsating. If I have to rate the book, I will give it 4.25 out of 5 stars. The onus now is on the author to keep the magic alive in the second book, "Scarlet Envy". 

Rating : 4.25 out of 5. 



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Meet the Author


Ann McGinnis writes about characters that let their egos and sense of justice rule their lives, while they protect the public from serial killers and unthinkable crimes. Of course, Ann's characters always find a way to blow off steam -- romantically!
As a writer, Ann comes from the world of action/thrillers and screenwriting. She has two scripts currently in development. A third script, about a spunky FBI analyst, is the basis of "Scarlet Revenge" and the main character Caycee Scarlet. It is the first book in a series, with Book 2 “Scarlet Envy” coming out in September 2014.


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