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Flashpoint (A Sonora Blair Mystery)
     

Flashpoint (A Sonora Blair Mystery)

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by Lynn S. Hightower
 

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The award-winning author of Satan's Lambs has written a fast-moving, richly detailed suspense novel in which a tough female homicide detective in Cincinnati becomes the target of the serial killer she is tracking.

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The award-winning author of Satan's Lambs has written a fast-moving, richly detailed suspense novel in which a tough female homicide detective in Cincinnati becomes the target of the serial killer she is tracking.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A female cop faces off against a female serial killer in Hightower's thriller. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Sonora Blair, a Cincinnati homicide detective and single mother of two, is summoned in the middle of the night to the scene of a particularly gruesome murder. There, a naked, hideously burned young man is handcuffed to the wheel of his car. A deathbed interrogation reveals the perpetrator to be a woman, and Sonora soon learns that the murderess has a history of torching her victims. After a series of suspenseful developments, it soon becomes painfully evident that the killer is watching Sonora's every move and that the detective and those she loves are potential targets. To anticipate the next maneuver and to catch this twisted sociopath takes all of Sonora's tough police experience and nerve. Hightower's first mystery novel, Satan's Lambs (LJ 5/1/93), was well received, and this follow-up is no less riveting. Recommended for fiction collections.Sheila Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
Wes Lukowsky
When college student Mark Daniels returns home to Cincinnati, he makes the mistake of going out for a beer. He's later found naked, handcuffed to his steering wheel, and on fire. He dies but not before telling homicide cop Sonora Blair that his killer was a woman. When photos of the victim--watching the flames close in--are delivered to his surviving brother, Sonora realizes this is no ordinary criminal. Soon the killer makes contact with Sonora, who has been identified by the media as working on the case. It's apparent that the killer, Selma, both identifies with and also despises Sonora. Though the serial killer genre is overworked, Hightower--winner of the 1994 Shamus for "Satan's Lambs" puts a unique spin on it by inserting females into the two key roles. The conclusion is extraordinary; it's not a shoot-out, though bullets fly. Sonora and Selma reach a meeting of the minds that will leave readers pondering the thin line differentiating madness from sanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061094569
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/1996
Series:
Sonora Blair Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
3.97(w) x 6.35(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn S. Hightower is the author of Eyeshot, Flashpoint  and Satan's Lambs,  which won the 1994 Shamus Award and was a Literary Guild Alternate Selection. She has trailed homocide cops, participated in ride-alongs and witnessed an autopsy firsthand to ensure that her stories ring true. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Flashpoint 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mglover032 More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a fun fast moving story that was so interesting I had a hard time putting it down. Love the writers style of doing a great job on a mystery/suspense book. Hope to read more by this author in the near future, more from this series at least. Think I have found a new favorite author to add to my many others. Read this book in exchange for an honest review.