Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: FIRE SIGN by M.A. Petterson

A beautiful forensic engineer hiding a tragic past reluctantly teams up with a troubled cop to stop a serial arsonist targeting churches.

Dr. Anja Toussaint believes that her own dreadful youth foretells who the arsonist is and the shocking motive behind the fires. But Detective Gil Dolan stubbornly sets his sights on a white supremacist previously convicted of arson and just released from prison.

Unfortunately, when Anja blocks his efforts the arrogant cop sets his own plan into motion that leads them both into a fiery trap.

* Please note: Fire Sign is a novella and about one quarter the length of regular novel.

My thoughts: There is an arsonist that is burning down churches, and the case was set to locate and convict.

Starting off in the 1st person POV, the story relays the investigation process, which involved police protocol and forensic evidence. Not very stimulating. I didn’t even know who was telling the story.

It started off okay with the fire in the church, but the excitement of a good thriller was weakened by a complex plot and a stagnant pace.  The writing was rudimentary.

I just couldn’t quite get into it.

My rating: 2 stars

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