Fire Storm

Fire Storm

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Overview

When FBI profiler Kaely Quinn's mother is diagnosed with cancer, Kaely takes time off work to go to Dark Water, Nebraska, to help her brother care for their mother. Upon her arrival, she learns of a series of fires in the small town, attributed by the fire chief to misuse of space heaters in the frigid winter. But Kaely is skeptical, and a search for a pattern in the locations of the fires bolsters her suspicions.

After yet another blaze devastates a local family, Kaely is certain a serial arsonist is on the loose. Calling upon her partner from St. Louis, Noah Hunter, and her brother's firefighter neighbor who backs Kaely's suspicions, Kaely and her team begin an investigation that swiftly leads them down a twisted path. When the truth is finally revealed, Kaely finds herself confronting a madman who is determined his last heinous act will be her death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764234095
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: Kaely Quinn Profiler , #2
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Nancy Mehl is the author of more than thirty books. She writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. To learn more, visit www.nancymehl.com.

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Fire Storm 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
the_judylwd 1 days ago
I can't get enough of this series! I love Kaely and Noah. I really like how Kaely profiles her UNSUBs. It is so unique. I also really enjoyed how Kaely and her family are working on reconciling. This story is action packed and I did not see the ending coming at all. The author threw in several red herrings so that every time I thought I had the arsonist figured it out, then there would be a new suspect. If you like Criminal Minds, you will love this series. I highly recommend! Thank you to Netgalley and Bethany House for the copy. All opinions expressed are my own
lsnlj 2 days ago
This is book two in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series, however I do feel like it is a standalone book. I have not read book one and had no trouble keeping up with this book. I do feel like I missed some important background on Kaely, so I recommend reading book one first but it is not necessary. Kaely Quinn is a unique FBI profiler, with lots of baggage. When she is thrown into a small town mystery will she be able to solve it before anyone else dies? This novel is full of mystery, twist and turns, drama and more. I look forward to book three.
GrandaddyA 7 days ago
Kaely Quinn lives for her job as a Behavioral Analyst for the FBI. She is exceptionally good at what she does, but some of her methods are outside the box. The job fills a huge hole in her life that resulted from an extremely dysfunctional family life. Now she finds herself driving to Darkwater, Nebraska, at the behest of her brother. He is almost totally exhausted from caring for their mother who is battling an aggressive cancer. After making another stop to delay her arrival as long as possible, she picks up a local newspaper and discovers the town has recently had three home fires. Just from viewing the locations, she sees a pattern and immediately her brain kicks into work mode. Not a good thing when her brother Jason so desperately needs her to relieve him before he suffers burn-out. How can she help him and also find a way to stop a serial arsonist? Another burning question is how she can help her mother when she feels that her mother can’t stand having her around. No matter what she says or does, her mother finds fault and never shows any appreciation. I couldn’t help but question how Kaely kept her sanity with such a demanding job and a demanding mother. With growing tensions, major setbacks, and so many loose ends, the story kept me in suspense to the end. If you are one of those people who likes to jump to the end to see how things turn out, don’t do that with this book. I believe you will be surprised at how it all turns out, and enjoy it more in the process.
Pattistep 8 days ago
We met FBI profiler Kailey Quinn in the first book of this series, “Mind Games”. I was intrigued by the character of Kailey when I read the first book, and I had been looking forward to this next book in the series. I was not disappointed. This book fills in gaps about Kailey’s family and her background, and finds Kailey trying to reconcile her relationship with her mother. This story also furthers the relationship between Kailey and her FBI partner, Noah. This storyline builds slowly, adding detail upon detail, and takes some unexpected turns all along the way. By the last two chapters, the suspense is intense and I was determined to finish the book before I set it down again. Kailey’s method of profiling is unusual, and is a little bit eerie. In this book, we see Kailey beginning to question her own method. Her Christian faith is growing stronger, and Kailey is discovering that she is now becoming unsettled with some aspects of her profiling. The last page of the book hinted that she still has some challenges to face. I’m looking forward to finding out what Nancy Mehl has next in store for Kailey. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Pattistep 8 days ago
We met FBI profiler Kailey Quinn in the first book of this series, “Mind Games”. I was intrigued by the character of Kailey when I read the first book, and I had been looking forward to this next book in the series. I was not disappointed. This book fills in gaps about Kailey’s family and her background, and finds Kailey trying to reconcile her relationship with her mother. This story also furthers the relationship between Kailey and her FBI partner, Noah. This storyline builds slowly, adding detail upon detail, and takes some unexpected turns all along the way. By the last two chapters, the suspense is intense and I was determined to finish the book before I set it down again. Kailey’s method of profiling is unusual, and is a little bit eerie. In this book, we see Kailey beginning to question her own method. Her Christian faith is growing stronger, and Kailey is discovering that she is now becoming unsettled with some aspects of her profiling. The last page of the book hinted that she still has some challenges to face. I’m looking forward to finding out what Nancy Mehl has next in store for Kailey. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Pattistep 8 days ago
We met FBI profiler Kailey Quinn in the first book of this series, “Mind Games”. I was intrigued by the character of Kailey when I read the first book, and I had been looking forward to this next book in the series. I was not disappointed. This book fills in gaps about Kailey’s family and her background, and finds Kailey trying to reconcile her relationship with her mother. This story also furthers the relationship between Kailey and her FBI partner, Noah. This storyline builds slowly, adding detail upon detail, and takes some unexpected turns all along the way. By the last two chapters, the suspense is intense and I was determined to finish the book before I set it down again. Kailey’s method of profiling is unusual, and is a little bit eerie. In this book, we see Kailey beginning to question her own method. Her Christian faith is growing stronger, and Kailey is discovering that she is now becoming unsettled with some aspects of her profiling. The last page of the book hinted that she still has some challenges to face. I’m looking forward to finding out what Nancy Mehl has next in store for Kailey. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Mandy Elliott 12 days ago
Note: I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. Fire Storm delivers a new mystery and dangerous twists and turns for FBI profiler, Kaely Quinn. Follow Kaely on her journey to uncover the story and track down the perpetrator. Nancy Mehl is a new favorite author of mine. I thoroughly enjoyed Mind Games, Book one in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series, so I was excited to begin this second book. Fire Storm brings us the story of Kaely’s family and her mom’s current cancer diagnosis. As Kaely visits to help care for her mother and bridge the gap in their relationship, she’s drawn to a case of mysterious fires that begin consuming and terrorizing the town where her mother lives. I enjoyed following Kaely as she tracked down the perpetrator and uncovers the mystery. I like Kaely’s character and her backstory; she’s strong, independent and fierce. Fire Storm reads more as a Nancy Drew mystery to me than a suspense/thriller which is what I was anticipating after reading the synopsis. Regardless, the story flows well with suspense and dramatic scenes inserted appropriately throughout and holds a readers interest. Kaely learns more about herself and her faith along the way, and her relationship with Special Agent Noah Hunter is definitely growing. I would have loved to have seen more flourish there but that wasn’t the main focus of this book. The only thing that kept me from a higher rating was how this story gave away the ending. Once I felt certain who the culprit was, I felt myself rushing the end of the story. I would have loved a bit more of a twist personally, but there were elements of the ending that still surprised me. While this second book isn’t as good as the first, in my opinion, it still is good and worth a read! I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.
MelissaF 14 days ago
I’m loving this series. I love Kaely, she is such an interesting character, I like that ishe is a bit different and has her quirks. I forgot how much I loved the first book. In this one we get a better look at Kaely’s family and the dynamics there and there is a lot going on. We also get to see Noah and Kaely’s relationship grow. I didn’t like this book as much as I like the first one but I still really enjoyed it. This is a unique series. A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.
Nanna51 17 days ago
This is the second book in the Kaely Quinn series, but it can be read as a standalone. It could be romantic suspense, but there is not a lot of romance, so I would just call it suspense. In this book, I found out a lot more about Kaely’s background, where she came from and why she has such a difficult time with her mother. Kaely goes home to Darkwater, Nebraska, to help her brother Jason care for their mother Marcie, a cancer patient who is dying. In this little town, FBI profiler Kaely manages to discover that the repetitive fires occurring around the town are the work of a serial arsonist. At this point, her partner and romantic interest, Noah Hunter, appears to help out with the arson cases. Although Noah loves Kaely, there is no real declaration of love here nor any really romantic scenes. They are just working together to solve the mystery of the fire starter. There is not enough suspense for me in this novel and not enough resolution at the end. The family troubles still exist and the relationship between Noah and Kaely is still up in the air. Nevertheless, it is a good, clean read that will entertain fans of Christian suspense. I am looking forward to the next book in the series because Mehl does know how to tell a story that enthralls her readers. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
Anonymous 18 days ago
I think this is by far the best Nancy Mehl book I have read so far beside her Mennonite series. This book is full of action packed and keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what would happen next and when you read this book you will actually be surprised to see who it actually was!! I know I was because I thought I had him pegged along with Kaely. Kaely is a great detective or FBI agent. In a lot of ways she reminds me of my husband. A workaholic. I don't feel like your workforce defines who you are. McDonald's Tried to do it to me and I wouldn't let them. Kaely has some personal issues going on as well also a lot me and I'm sure the rest of us as well! But overall, Kaely is stubborn like me and has to have her way especially in the workforce but I must admit she's good at what she does!! I liked Noah too! I could feel Noahs hesitancy throughout the book. In a lot of ways he's like me full of doubts and wanting to be protective of the ones he loves. I loved his and Kaelys' bantering back and forth and in some places I could actually see the flames and image what it must've been like. I can't say this story left me without a few nightmares but that's what made this story exciting right!! I wanted a change of reading so I thought I'd give this book a try and I was not disappointed!! Well done Nancy Mehl now I need to read Mindgames!! But I have a feeling this one will be my favorite! I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. No compensations were received
Librarycataloger 19 days ago
Oh, my word! How can I adequately describe my feelings about Fire Storm? I became fascinated with Kaely Quinn when I read Mind Games but this book has made her even more intriguing. As I read Fire Storm I thought that I knew who was setting the fires that were claiming property and lives in Darkwater, Nebraska, but author Nancy Mehl managed to throw just enough curves to keep me off base. The final chapters showed that while I was partially correct I was also very wrong! Kaely Quinn is a FBI Behavioral Analyst, aka profiler, and she isn't always accepted by other law enforcement agencies. Her very torturous past that was introduced in Mind Games continues to leave Kaely with tremendous emotional baggage and numerous hurdles to overcome and it's obvious that even though she needs her FBI partner Noah Hunter to help her, she often resists his help. Their close working partnership hints that an attraction could be possible but their past histories seem too difficult to overcome. Kaely doesn't want to let her guard down and Noah is still holding on to the life that he shared with his now-deceased wife. Kaely is also dealing with an extremely fragile relationship with her very-ill mother and she isn't certain that she can ever enjoy a loving family unit again. I was unaware of the concept of profiling and profilers until I began this series and I find it all so very intriguing. Fire Storm is a roller-coaster ride and I was glad to see Kaely Quinn, Profiler in action again. I'm also looking forward to the next story to see if Noah and Kaely can enter into a deeper personal relationship and I am anxious to see if her broken family ties can he repaired. Kaely's brother Jason is a wonderful character and I would love to see him get his own story. This series offers so much potential and I want to see it explored! Kaely has shown growth as a Christian and I am rooting for this to continue. If you love mystery and drama, if you like psychological drama, and if you enjoy romantic suspense, you will want to read Fire Storm. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Bethany House but I am voluntarily sharing this review. These are my honest thoughts.
KayeBee 20 days ago
Starring Kaely Quinn and her FBI partner Noah Hunter, Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl takes the reader into the small town of Darkwater, Nebraska, a place where residents fear the fires that suddenly erupt and burn down homes. The very important Prologue introduces themes of fire, beast, revenge, and mistaken identity. Be sure to watch for similar thoughts by an arsonist appear at intervals throughout the book. I couldn’t stop reading this well-written novel. The convoluted reasoning of the arsonist is frightening, to say the least. The impressive deductive powers of Kaely produce results in a most unusual way. I like the variety of well-rounded characters that grow and change in this story. Nancy Mehl writes so that every person or incident contributes something towards the outcome. I found no frivolous fillers, and I appreciate the conciseness of the narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Fire Storm, and recommend it highly. I look forward to more novels about Kaely Quinn, Profiler. I received a complimentary copy of this book from BethanyHouse and was under no obligation to post a review.
lolly-pops 23 days ago
FIRE STORM is book 2 in Ms. Mehl's Kaely Quinn Profiler series, and while it does stand alone, fans will want to read Mind Games for Kaely's history. This romantic suspense definitely has the creepy factor going as Kaely tries to get into the head of an arsonist that doesn't fit normal profiles. Why not? What is his motivation? While there are plenty of red herrings, to me, it is fairly obvious who is behind the crimes once the idea is broached, but the writing is stellar, and the path the characters must follow is fascinating. I didn't want to put this book down though I had to limit bedtime reading! Grab your copy of FIRE STORM today! A captivating romantic suspense you won't want to put down. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
PTBradley 3 months ago
Nancy Mehl is back with another excellent fast-paced story featuring FBI profiler Kaely Quinn. Her first book in this series is Mind Games, and while this is the second book, you don’t have to read the first one since they are both stand-alones–but you’ll want to. In Firestorm, we get to learn more about what made Kaely the person she is as she works to find a serial arsonist when she goes home to help take care of her mother, who has cancer. I love the parts with her brother whom she clearly loves. The struggle she and her mother have relating to each other shows a different side to Kaely. It’s much easier for Kaely to find the arsonist than to deal with her mother. And then there’s Noah Hunter who is in love with Kaely and she is him…except neither is ready to embrace the fact. Mehl has done a great job creating characters who are real and the town of Darkwater is a perfect backdrop for the story. I love the interaction between Kaely and her imaginary friend, Georgie. It’s her conversations with Georgie that help her solve the crime. I think romantic suspense fans will enjoy this book. Mehl had me guessing to the end who the arsonist was. I received a copy of this book with no conditions attached. The review is my honest opinion.
SarahGraceGrzy 3 months ago
Nancy Mehl has been a hit-or-miss author for me, but I fell in love with Mind Games, the first book in her newest series, Kaely Quinn Profiler. So, of course, I was thrilled to get an advanced copy of the second book in the series. Unfortunately, in many respects, Fire Storm didn't hold up to the stellar quality of story that its predecessor did. Fire Storm focuses a lot more on Kaely and her family than the suspense\mystery aspect of the story. And while I liked that fact at times, I wish the suspense had played a larger role in this book, as it did in Mind Games. That being said, there was still a goodly amount of suspense, just not as much as I expected. Also, considering the amount of air time the storyline with Kaely and her family got, the resolution was quite disappointing in that regard, as not much was resolved. The romance between Kaely and Noah picked up a bit more in this book, although it still played a very backseat role, which I very much liked. This is not your typical romantic suspense novel. Still, I was hoping for some resolution between these characters by the time the story ended, but that didn't really happen either. Mehl did a great job building up the storyline to and through the climax, but after the climax, we had less than 10% of the book to wrap the story up, which was nowhere near enough. If more time and care had been taken to ensure that all of the many storylines Mehl had running were wrapped up, my rating would have been 4 or 5 stars, but because I was left feeling so disappointed by the end, I had to lower my rating to 3. I understand that this is a series and there must be some storylines left open to continue on in book 3, but everything was left too open, in my opinion. One other aspect I was disappointed with: the spiritual themes. Mehl brings up some very intriguing, and even somewhat controversial themes in book one, so I was excited to see what she would do with those themes in book two. Unfortunately, nothing much was done in that regard. I would have loved to see the author attribute these themes to spiritual warfare, but instead, they were never really addressed. There is still room to do that in book three, I suppose, so I'm still hoping that will happen. All in all, this story is a very fascinating story, it just ended poorly, in my opinion. I still look forward to continuing Kaely's story in book three. I don't mean to bash this story, as there are still a lot of elements I appreciated in it. This review is simply my opinions, so take them with a grain of salt and check out Fire Storm for yourself! :) FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley for promotional purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
RGNHALL 3 months ago
5 Stars: 5/5 Stars Well, I didn't think it was possible for Nancy Mehl's second book in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series to be better than Mind Games, book #1, but it is! I was on the edge of my seat as I read and very anxious to discover the identity of the arsonist and stop him !!! I love Kaely Quinn. I think she and I could be friends if she actually existed outside the pages of this delightful book. Is book #3 ready yet??? I received a copy of this book from netgalley and Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.
ChatWithVera 3 months ago
Having met FBI Profiler Kaely Quinn in Mind Games (#1 in Kaely Quinn FI Profiler series) created by author, Nancy Mehl, it was nice to read of her mental strategy to profile and work through the mind boggling atrocities that have befallen a small town in Nebraska. Her own personal life and family connections are severely strained and convoluted; but faced with her mother's fight against cancer, she tries to overcome past hurts and disappointments to meet the needs of family. Fire Storm while a good stand-alone read, would be better enjoyed and understood if the reader has first read book #1 in the series, Mind Games. The author's talent for fleshing out her characters and balancing descriptions and dialogue allows for a thoroughly engaging suspense read. The realist development of emotionally or mentally flawed characters gives the reader a glimpse into the world of the criminal mind or the mind that evil has gained control. This is good clean, Christian fiction that is not overly heavy with preaching or theology. Just good clean reading about believable individuals in a flawed world. I highly recommend this series. DISCLOSURE:I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine and are freely given.
train_lady 3 months ago
What a great book! Second in the series, and another hit. Nancy Mehl has invented a very complex character in Kaely Quinn. I really appreciate how difficult that is while keeping the story exciting. I'm not down playing the complexity of the other major, reoccurring character, Noah. Ms Mehl has a well developed technique for keeping the true culprit disguised, while setting out enough clues to help you figure it out. But that's not easy, because there a lots of clues, and it's really hard to sort the good clues from the misleading ones. It took almost the entire book before I realized who the arsonist was, and I was completely blindsided by the other surprise. Another plus with this author is her knack for keeping the chapters short. Other writers take note. It's very nice to have shorter chapters than longer for those of us who need to take a break at a logical place. Longer chapters make that harder.
KiahJT 4 months ago
5 star This book is utterly absorbing. I picked it up and absolutely could not put it down. I love the character of Kaely. She is an FBI behavioral analyst who is haunted by her past yet trying desperately to forge a future and reconnect with her mother. I adore the character of Noah Hunter, Kaely’s partner. He is witty and sassy and a perfect counterpoint to Kaely’s darker personality. I thought I had the mystery all figured out, but I was wrong but so close! The ending was fantastic even if it was a tad abrupt. I cannot believe this is only the second Nancy Mehl book I have read. I need to go looking for more. Mehl writes characters I instantly connect to, identify with and want to read more about their lives. I cannot wait for book three in this series! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. The views given are my own. #Firestorm #NetGalley #NancyMehl
Traesmama 4 months ago
An excellent addition to the Kaely Quinn series! This new series by Nancy Mehl is quickly becoming my favorite of hers. Fire Storm allows us to see more into the heart of Kaely as we watch the dynamic between her and her mother. It becomes clear that the past has been difficult for all of them and they have not been able to look past their own feelings dealing with it to extend grace to each other. Kaely trip to help her brother care for their mother offers us a more inside picture of Kaely and how she is not always willing to face her own reality. Kaely seems to always find work and danger and this trip is no different. She quickly finds herself immersed in an arson investigation. As her partner, Noah, joins her, they must also help the FBI office in Omaha try to capture a drug cartel. This proves to provide even more danger than expected, but Kaely quickly proves why she is so invaluable at what she does. As the arson investigation intensifies, the danger increases with Noah being injured causing him and Kaely to realize there may be feelings between them as more than friends that neither want to face. This book has very difficult to put down! It is full of mystery and intrigue that keeps you guessing until the very end. I cannot wait to see what adventure is next for Kaely Quinn! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Nancy Mehl and Bethany House. All opinions expressed are my own.
inspiremichelle 4 months ago
Fire Storm, Book 2 Kaely Quinn Profiler by Nance Mehl What a terrific book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Fire Storm. It definitively was a 5- star book. Fire Storm can be read as a stand-alone but Mind Games, Book One was too good a book to pass up. The characters are well developed and well written. It is an action packed, fast paced, full of suspense with a hint of romance. The author Nancy Mehl out did herself. I can’t wait to read the next book, to bad I have to wait. It’s a time for healing and forgiving for Kaely Quinn. Her character is multi-faceted, unique and spiritual. God is pruning her life and her faith will have to sustain her through her mother’s illness, family drama, attraction to Noah and fighting an evil arsonist. Nancy Mehl hit on a hard subject of mental illness or was it just a demonic spirit. You will have to read Fire Storm to judge for yourself.
KimberlyRJ 4 months ago
What a page turner! This story gripped me from page one and held my attention to the end. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.
PrincessGlor 4 months ago
WOW! This was an explosive read-literally! This book kept me on my toes and guessing at who the culprit would turn out to be in the end. It had plenty of fantastic twists and turns that made it nearly impossible to put down. I love Kaely-she is such a fascinating and unusual character. Her processes are so different and make for exciting reading. I am EAGERLY waiting for book 3 in this set. I can not wait to see where Nancy takes us next in Kaely's adventures. I received this book from the publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own
MKWD52 4 months ago
Fire Storm in the second in the Kaely Quinn Profile series. This series just keeps getting better. Her special friend that we were introduced to in the last book returns. Kaely is estranged from her mother who is very ill with cancer. She does want to spend time with her mother but agrees at the request of her brother. An arsonist is starting fire in her mother's town. Kaely is soon dragged into finding who the arsonist is. The clues point to one of two people but there is a twist that I did not see coming. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Thanks to Netgalley and Bethany House Publishers for providing me an e-copy of this book to read and review. This book is due to be released on August 6, 2019.
Kelly Hodgkins 4 months ago
At the end of Mind Games, I couldn’t wait to start the next one and Fire Storm doesn’t disappoint! Nancy Mehl is in fine form from the start. Kaely has driven to care for her ill mother with whom her relationship has been strained for years. Her brother, with whom she’s only recently reconnected , is helping with her mom too and their relationship is under pressure with past hurts rising to the surface. To this, a recent spate of home fires is added and Kaely immediately sees its more than just coincidence. She determines she has to help the small town find out what’s really going on. As a suspense novel, to give more of the story would be to spoil it. Putting it down, once begun, was impossible and I recommend a cuddly German Shepherd is near to hand, the villain of this one is truly chilling. I loved the psychology in it, the twists in the mystery and the supporting characters are well-developed but my favourite part was the interplay between Kaely and her FBI partner Noah. Trust is hard to build and Nancy unpacks this complex topic beautifully with these two. Forgiveness, guilt and redemption are looked at through the lens of Christianity and it’s elegantly woven into the story. The mystery’s ending is satisfying but once again, I’m eager for the next book in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series! It’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale and highly recommended!