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City of Fire (Lena Gamble Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2007

    A great read!

    A little grisly, but if you can get past that, the story line is amazing. Very difficult to put down, and I definitely did not see the ending coming!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting police procedural serial killer

    LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division rookie detective Lena Gamble and her senior partner Hank Novak, are assigned to investigate the brutal rape and murder of Nikki Brant. Due to musical and handwriting notes left at the scene that reminds her of the horrific gangland style murder of her brother David Gamble, Lena quickly realizes that the victim is not random but instead another depressing statistic of a serial killer apparently with a motive not yet known to the cops. --- While most of the first responders including much of LAPD prepare for the Santa Ana winds bringing an inferno towards the city, Lena and Hank begin to piece together the clues of a serial killer who methodically is executing those he believes hurt him and made his life wretched he seeks revenge. Lena realizes her initial reaction to the Brant crime scene begins to look valid as her sibling executed in Hollywood five years ago may have been the opening salvo of a killer seeking vengeance. --- This is an exciting police procedural serial killer thriller that brings alive the underbelly of Los Angeles as Lena and Hank investigate the murders that soon have a personal ring to them. The story line is action-packed gripping the audience from the opening call from Hank to Lena to meet him at a crime scene and never slowing down until the final confrontation. Fans of serial killer investigations will want to join the two LAPD detectives as they search for a deadly executioner bringing a personalized brand of justice to those he believes destroyed his existence. --- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2007

    Fabulous

    I was fortunate enough to recieve a pre- advanced reader's copy of this fabulous book. It grabbed me from page 1 and never let up.. A great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2009

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    Would love more from Mr. Ellis

    This book was wonderful! Mr. Ellis is an extremely talented writer and that is evident from the very first page. The writing flows flawlessly, and the plot and characters are so well developed and interesting. <BR/><BR/>I really enjoyed this book because it is a well-written, suspenseful crime story. I am looking forward to more from Mr. Ellis!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2009

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    Fantastic thriller with excellent plotting!

    Robert Ellis's Lena Gamble series starts off very strong with "City of Fire." There are some memorable, and grisly, moments in this book, definitely taking some cues from "Silence of the Lambs" and the like. Ellis grabs you from the start with compelling characters and villians, and keeps you guessing to the very end. Just when I thought the story might all start to fall together Ellis threw in another twist to keep me entertained.

    If you're a fan of suspenseful crime fiction you should definitely give this a shot. A great book for a plane/car ride as it won't take you long to get through it.

    I'm looking forward to reading more about Lena Gamble and the City of Angels

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