Dead Aim , etc.). As a little girl, Kerry Murphy spent two y"/>


Iris Johansen, Author . Bantam $24.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-553-80340-2

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 years in a coma after losing her mother in a home fire. Kerry grows up to be a firefighter and then an arson specialist who uses her dog Sam as a cover for her remarkable psychic ability to telepathically sense fires. Kerry considers herself adjusted, at ease with her career and her talent, but she still suffers painful nightmares. Enter Brad Silver, who is also visited by terrible memories—he saw his older brother, a U.S. senator, and his brother's wife consumed by an explosion of fire as they stepped into their limousine. Like Kerry, Brad has psychic capabilities; in fact, he's known as a controller who can invade other people's minds. The president of the United States badly needs someone to locate and disarm a mad pyromaniac named James Trask, who was head of a scientific project funded by the Defense Department—until the project was scratched. Enraged, Trask disappeared and has begun to target his enemies with remote-controlled firestorms. Brad claims he can help Kerry come to terms with her mother's death if she will help him locate Trask. Fiercely independent Kerry demurs until the home of her beloved brother, Jason, is torched and his pregnant wife's longed-for baby dies. Trask himself blackmails Kerry into meeting him alone and her nascent relationship with Brad is sorely strained by her stubborn independence. Some of Johansen's plotting is far-fetched, but she ably captures the smell, the smoke and the terror of fire. This is a quick, easy read that just might increase the sale of fire extinguishers for the home. (Mar. 30)

Reviewed on: 02/09/2004
Release date: 03/01/2004
Show other formats
Book - 1 pages - 978-0-7393-5378-3
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-7393-0882-0
Compact Disc - 978-0-7393-0883-7
Hardcover - 499 pages - 978-0-375-43297-2
Open Ebook - 304 pages - 978-0-553-89878-1
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-1-4050-3349-7
Mass Market Paperbound - 339 pages
Book - 978-0-7393-1812-6
Hardcover - 376 pages - 978-0-330-41943-7
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-1-4050-3348-0
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-09945-6
Compact Disc - 978-0-7366-9767-5
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.