Dr Jenna Ramey's newest case is a nightmare on a whole new scale, and it will find her BAU team (Behavioural Analysis Unit, an FBI Department) running point for a type of investigation they're almost never brought into, much less asked to lead.
A band of ruthless assassins converges on a bank in Washington, D.C. They slaughter everyone inside and all escape without stealing a dime and leaving only a message for police warning that another attack is coming. The attackers are more than willing to communicate who they are and what they want. The problem is, they only do so through cryptic messages hidden in a labyrinth of classic literature references.
With the clock ticking down the hours and minutes until another bloodbath, Jenna and the rest of the BAU team have a challenge profiling not one or two, but a dozen individual killers. But even if she is able to save the day, two enemies from her past are lurking right in her blind spot, ready to take advantage of her current preoccupation . . .
|Publisher:||Severn House Publishers|
|Edition description:||First World Publication|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Writer by day, ballroom dancer and choreographer by night, Colby Marshall has a tendency to turn every hobby she has into a job, thus ensuring that she is a perpetual workaholic. In addition to her 9,502 regular jobs, she is a proud member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.
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Almost fifty people had been brutally murdered this week. She needed Flint to give her information. She needed at least a chance of stopping anyone from seeing this brand of horror even one more time.
‘I’m almost done,’ Flint said, his voice jarring Jenna from her thoughts of the bank and the hospital emergency room. ‘I think I know where the next attack’s going to be.’
What he said next made Jenna’s heart leap into her throat. She couldn’t breathe. Or swallow. So many people . . . and they didn’t have much time.
Phone still to her ear, she headed for the Haynies’ apartment door, grabbing Grey by the wrist and practically dragging her toward the exit without explaining to her or Nanette Viselli. All she could think was to get to her car. Go!
Hang up with Flint. Rally the team!
It was the ‘Oh, no . . .’ from Flint that slowed her steps toward her Blazer. She clasped the phone tighter.
‘Flint? What’s wrong?’
He didn’t answer.
‘Flint! Are you OK? Say something!’
A cough. ‘Uh, there’s something else in here,’ he said, hoarse. ‘Oh, man . . .’
‘Flint? You have to talk to me, buddy,’ Jenna said, prickles of worry creeping up her spine.
‘Jenna, there’s something about me in here.’
Jenna’s breath caught in her throat. Not this.
‘Flint, what does it say? Flint, we can help you. Protect you. What does it say?’
But there was no answer.
‘Flint, are you there? Flint!’
Jenna took her phone from her ear to look at the screen. On it were two words that made Jenna’s blood freeze in her veins: CALL LOST.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my newest favorite Colby Marshall book! Flash Point is an excellent addition to the Dr. Jenna Ramey series. This book is thrilling and well researched. Whenever I start her books, I finish them within 2 days max because I read them every spare minute I can find. You never know what's coming next. Flash Point has so many incredible references to literary classics! I really enjoyed the distaste Grey and Porter had for each other. And Jenna and McKenzie - the two great heroines together in one book!? What a fun surprise! I am now impatiently waiting for the next book!
A group of people attack a bank in Washington, D.C. Armed with knives, machetes, axes, they slaughter every single person except for one. They take no money, they take no hostages. They do, however, leave a message, but a message that no one seems to understand. Jenna Ramey and her FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit team are charges with investigating. Were these terrorists or is this something much more dangerous? Time is running out before they strike again, so Jenny calls in “the Loony Librarian”, the only person who may be able to decipher the literature references left behind in a message. And while she is concentrating on this disaster, another one is blooming, a more personal assault heading her way. While well-written, this book did not grab me the way the first two in this series did. I enjoy the character of Jenna, with her synesthesia (colors) whenever she’s looking at someone or something. It’s a unique ‘gift’ or ‘curse’, but she seems to handle it well. The Loony Librarian wins favorite character for me. She’s definitely unique and she’s so far out there, she’s in. Her team play an important secondary role. And Jenna’s personal life may not be as secure as she believes. There were moments in the book that bogged down somewhat…did not keep me engaged in the story. That being said, whenever it did, it wasn’t long before the pace picked up again. Even with some of the cons I’ve mentioned, I still look forward to a continuing series with a most interesting character. Many thanks to the author / Severn House Publishers / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.