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Backfire (FBI Series #16)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Suspenseful from beginning to end! Wow! What a book! The action

Suspenseful from beginning to end!
Wow! What a book! The action is jam packed and the book has more twists and turns than that famous street in San Francisco.
Judge Ramsey Hunt is shot at home shortly after halting a murder trial he has been presiding over. The Federal ...
Suspenseful from beginning to end!
Wow! What a book! The action is jam packed and the book has more twists and turns than that famous street in San Francisco.
Judge Ramsey Hunt is shot at home shortly after halting a murder trial he has been presiding over. The Federal Prosecutor is missing and the defendants are sitting pretty. U.S. Federal Marshall Eve Barbieri is one of the dozens of law enforcement people called in when Judge Hunt is attacked. The FBI, SFPD, and even the CIA make an appearance. Eve has a close relationship with Judge Hunt and his entire family which makes this case all the more important to her.
Around the same time, FBI Agent Dillon Savich gets a cryptic note that might be a threat. When he and his wife, fellow FBI Agent Sherlock hear about Hunt, they head off to be part of the team working on the case. They bring their five year old son, Sean along with them as Sherlock's parents live in San Francisco, and the whole family knows the Hunt family well.
Harry Christoff is the FBI Agent assigned to liaison with Eve and the sparks fly from the first moment they meet. However, the romance aspect of this book takes a back seat to the Hunt case. The presumed attacker is a busy guy or maybe gal and everyone involved is in danger throughout the entire book. The sender of the note to Savich makes an appearance and adds more excitement to the mix.
One of the things I love about this series is the continuity of the characters. Several of the ones we have met before in earlier books make an appearance and it is never gratuitous. The new characters blend in seamlessly and you learn enough about them to care fairly quickly. Of course, Sherlock and Savich are the linchpin of the story and they have some scary times in this book but their relationship is a strong as ever. I remember Ramsey, Molly and twelve year old Emma from The Target, book Three in the series, and I also remembered how much I enjoyed that book. Emma is the center of a delightful subplot involving her being a piano prodigy that adds a nice light touch to offset the tenseness of the story. Sean’s crush on her and future plans to marry the “older woman” someday is just too cute.
This series just keeps getting better and better which each book. My only complaint is that there is way too long between books!

posted by SharonRedfern on July 10, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

I dont know should i read it it sounds good

Should i read it?

posted by Anonymous on July 23, 2012

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    I have always enjoyed her books and was very disappointed in th

    I have always enjoyed her books and was very disappointed in this one.
    Had to make myself finish it and it never did peak my interest. Very Boring Slow read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Disappointing

    I have read all the books in this series and I found this one to be disappointing. Maybe it is just me but I am tired of the wacky dialogue. I can overlook that if the story is strong enough but that was not the case with this book. I don't know if I will read any future books in this series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

    I have a problem with her characters. I really don't believe th

    I have a problem with her characters. I really don't believe that two FBI agents would have pizza at the home of someone whose blood was found at a crime scene. I also can't visualize someone getting shot in a crowd of people while the shooter is at a distance. I haven't read all of the books on the FBI series, but I believe the reason is that she isn't credible in this genre. I just have a problem with FBI agents interacting so much and telling too much info to just anybody. That's just not what cops of any kind do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Good

    I ove this author, Her books never let you down. Good story, good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Hunger game

    Wow this book is very interesting!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    I've read all the FBI series. This one did not do much for me.

    I've read all the FBI series. This one did not do much for me. It consisted of way too much dialog that tried too hard to be cutesy. It did not move the story forward. Very little action. The action that took place was great but too little of it. Inbetween, I yawned.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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