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The Burning Edge (Jack Gannon Series #4)

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    Great Thriller

    Jack Gannon, reporter extraordinaire, is definitely one of the most interesting characters in fiction today, and THE BURNING EDGE keeps the reader on edge through the entire book. Mofina traverses the story through different character's experiences, and this style makes it impossible to put down the book. We meet Lisa Palmer,a young widowed mother, who witnesses an armored car heist where four men are executed. She feels responsible for one of the deaths and becomes a secret witness for the FBI. The agent in charge, Frank Morrow, is carrying his own secret, and both of these characters pull the reader into their lives. Of course the segments involving Jack are as exciting as ever. He is following an anonymous tipster and is determined to break the story of his career. The reader needs to suspend reality in order to appreciate Super Hero Jack, but it is definitely worth it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Great read

    This is a great book, keeps you on edge, this is the 3rd of Jack Gannon that I have read and they keep getting better - cannot wait for more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Another edge of the seat, unable to put down, exciting read!! I

    Another edge of the seat, unable to put down, exciting read!! I read this book in two sittings, absolutely could not put it down. Rick has a way of sincerely getting you into the characters, feeling what they're feeling and never wanting the story to end. I even found myself having some sympathy for the 'bad' guys, well, not for long. But, there are so many different aspects of this story. The bad guys were victims of circumstances that shaped them into what they became. The main characters all have had tragedies that made them the strong, capable people they are. It all comes together to make an unforgettable read. I wait very impatiently for each and every Rick Mofina book and believe me, I read all genre's, many, many authors, and voraciously! You will not ever be disappointed after reading one of his books.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    A Wild and Exhilarating Ride

    Lisa Palmer’s fragile world, a precarious life that revolves around caring for her two young children a year after the death of her husband, explodes in violence when she witnesses a murderous holdup. Four masked motorcyclists ambush an armored car and callously kill the three guards and an off-duty FBI agent who tries to stop them. Lisa is a key witness to the killings, but can the FBI keep her and her family safe from the killers?
    For Frank Morrow, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation, catching the killers of a fellow agent is not just a high priority, it’s the only priority…and it’s personal. Frank carries a secret, kept from his colleagues and his family.
    The press is onto the story as well. Every news organization in town wants to be first in breaking news about the bold robbery and subsequent manhunt that has captured the nation’s attention. Veteran reporter Jack Gannon knows his job is on the line in a new world of cost cutting and bottom line driven news. Gannon has to struggle between honoring the ethics of his profession and doing what it takes to scoop the competition.
    And what of the robbers? The military precision of the holdup and their getaway suggests they are not run of the mill hoods. As the story progresses, we learn what is driving their desperate actions and follow them as they make their escape and lay plans for another daring heist.
    “The Burning Edge” careens like a getaway car squealing on all four wheels with guns blazing from New York to Canada, across the US to the west coast and back again, taking the reader on a wild and exhilarating ride to a satisfying conclusion.
    Reviewed by Andrew MacRae for Suspense Magazine

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Keeps you reading

    The Burning Edge by Rick Mofina
    5 STARS
    What an roller coast of a story. I cried durning the funeral scene and laughed at
    Lisa getting back. In between was so into the story could not read fast enough. Highly recommend this book! I will be on the lookout to read more of Rick's books in the future.
    Lisa Palmer is a widow of two years. She is a grocery clerk and has had a hard time supporting her and her two kids. So she is selling her husband cabin thats been in the family for generations. On her way home she stops to get gas,food. When the lights go off than back on and armed men come and kill 4 guys and rob armed truck getting 6 million.
    The guy on floor by her is FBI agent and he tries to get his gun out with Lisa's help and they are seen. The FBI agent is killed and Lisa begs for her life and is spared.
    Lisa is willing to help in anyway but they wore motorcycle outfits with helmet on and down they were covered from head to toes. She was so concerned for her kids and upset by the violence.
    Jack Gannon was old school reporter and worked the case trying to get his own leads. He was first to find out FBI agent had died. plus got more leads. I like Jack don't think much for his editor.
    FBI agent Frank Morrow was the lead on the case and he kept getting Lisa to find out more since she was his only source. Frank just got news he had rare cancer and year to live. or 3% with treatment. He did not know what to tell his family and kept puting it off.
    Everyone kept working the case one clue at a time, With each clue the good guys got more leads. The officers of the law around the world helped each other.
    I really enjoyed reading this book that I was given to read by Netgalley in exchange for honest review.
    12/27/2011 PUB Harlequin Mira Books

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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    Highly Recommended - A great addition to the Jack Gannon series.

    ¿Jennifer, I love you.¿ No, this is not a love story. These four words are the last words spoken by a young FBI agent as he lay dying next to Lisa Palmer, recently widowed, single mother. At the request of the agent, Lisa had tried to reach his gun so that he would have a chance at the robbers but the gun slipped and attracted the attention of one of the robbers who immediately shot the FBI agent and held a gun to Lisa¿s head. Lisa escaped death but didn¿t escape the terror of living through the robbery and the fear that the robbers would somehow find her. Although Lisa has two small children to protect, she does agree to do everything she can to cooperate with the FBI in their search for the criminals. For FBI agent Frank Morrow this case is extremely important. Morrow is facing his own death sentence and is determined to conclude the case and allow him time to spend with is family before his health problems take their final toll. Jack Gannon, a reporter for World Press Alliance, is given the assignment and pressured to land an exclusive. Gannon¿s current boss, Dolf Lisker, is nothing like Melody Lane, his former boss, who has taken a one-year leave of absence. Lisker had never worked the streets or followed a lead and had no patience whatsoever. Lisker demanded immediate results and had no patience with Gannon who had an anonymous tipster he was attempting to catch up with and obtain further information about the robbery and its purpose. Gannon feels that the robbery had been carried out by well-trained men and the purpose of the robbery was more than just a chance to grab some fast money. The story jumps back and forth from Gannon¿s quest for more information, Lisa Palmer¿s fears and her determination to keep her family safe and be sure the robbers are captured, and the point of view of the robbers and their reasons for needing a large amount of cash in a short amount of time. Jack Gannon is a professional and the inside story of how a reporter chases down leads keeps the pages turning rapidly. If you have not read the previous Jack Gannon novels this fast-paced book will be sure to make you want to read each book in the Gannon series. Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and writes from his own experience.

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    Posted January 13, 2012

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