The Burn List

The Burn List

by Stan Stamper

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ISBN-13: 9780988264625
Publisher: Hugo Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/08/2013
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

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The Burn List 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LilMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
I received this novel from the publisher a very, VERY long time ago. Initially I was super interested and then, I don't really know what happened. Other novels kept getting pushed in front of it. There really isn't any excuse for not picking it up, it just wasn't the right time. Anyway, getting back to being super interested in it ... I'm a big Vince Flynn fan ... he wrote these amazing spy/military novels that I really love. I'm always on the look out for novels like his since he passed away, so when I saw this one, I thought that it would be right up my alley. Unfortunately, as you can see from my rating, this one just totally missed the mark with me. I'm going to give a teensie weensie little spoiler here ... it was really irritating picking this novel up, thinking it would be about a broken woman getting revenge for her family but in actuality, most of the beginning is about her brother getting all amped up for this personal assistant. Line after line just waxing poetic on how epic her boobs are and she's so pretty and OMG, she looks sooo great in those shorts. Dude. Really? I think that there is a fine line between appreciating a woman and being skeevy. This hit skeevy for me. I mean, would a brother really be working to get his rocks off with some chick when he has all of these "plans" to help his sister? Really? I just finally had to skip over stuff. Now come on. I read romance novels all the time. I like a good description and I love reading how a man is pining after some gorgeous specimen but this just wasn't that. Maybe it's because that isn't what this novel was supposed to be about ... it's great as a secondary plot in the novel but when it takes the focus off of the real reason for the book, it's just tiring. Was the novel badly written? No ... there weren't any grammar issues or spelling problems or anything like that, it was just boring and unfocused. I don't know that I would pick up another novel from this author. Scratch that. I won't pick up another novel from this author.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
This was a book that had a great storyline and characters. It tells a story of an ex-Navy Seal helping his sister who is a journalist, whose husband and child were killed by the Miami Mafia. Annie exposed the mafia and as a result they tried to kill her but killed her husband and child instead. She had a breakdown and was sedated for 2 years, John her brother has hired a nurse to take care of her and he also made a list of all the criminals to eliminate. Thanks to Net Galley and Hugo Publishing for allowing me to read and give an honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Page one: the story takes off with emotional intensity and intrigue! A hard-hitting journalist exposes Mafia activities, pointing the finger at the key players in Miami. They retaliate in the most heinous and and brutal way, probably getting more bang for their buck than they could hope for when Annie witnesses the explosion of her vehicle with both her husband and her young son inside, knowing it was meant for her. She mentally uncoils and is hospitalized, heavily drugged and lost in her own torturous world. John, Annie’s former Navy Seal brother, a successful businessman and security expert is determined to use his own methods to bring Annie back to the land of the living. Meanwhile, he has been carefully crafting his own brand of revenge against the mob. When this deadly game of cat & mouse is over and all of the players anti-up in the final round of this deadly game, who will be the last one standing? The Burn List by Stan Stamper has its gritty and raw moments that rightfully brings the characters to their knees, it has prose that is, for the most part very well done and informative! We have over-the-top determination ad conflict! We also have subplots that seemed to be forced into place, kind of like having one remaining puzzle piece that clearly doesn’t quite fit, meaning somewhere else is another not-quite-right fit. The action is great! For Pete’s Sake, we have former Navy Seals involved! And they know how to get things done! Yet, I just couldn’t get immersed in the entire story the way I wanted to. Cut the cast or re-invent some of them, smooth out the subplots into more believable additions to the story and this is an easy five star novel! And still, there is a lesson here: Watch who you mess with, it could ‘burn’ you in the end! A review copy was provided by NetGalley and Hugo Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. Add to that mix a brother who was a Navy Seal, and you have a combination that nobody would willing go against. But there is always that one person, who thinks they can battle anyone and win. When it comes to the mob, you start to wonder, who would win that battle? The woman scorned or the entire force of the mob? John, with the help of his sister Annie, takes on the mob. Hitting them where it hurt the worse, so that they could have some idea what pain they had caused Annie. Planning ahead, John hires Mitsy, a doctor, along the trip to ensure that Annie will be under constant watch. Having Mitsy on board does more than help Annie; it helps John realize he can fall in love as well. With the lives of everyone in the balance, can John and Annie win the war against the mob, or will they end up burned? If you read through my reviews, you will realize that this is not my normal type of book. However once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down! The twists and turns that Stan was able to incorporate into this novel, it kept me on my toes the entire time! The characters were so well written, it was almost like Stan knew them in real life, with the details and descriptions that he had put into them. The plot line was so well, I couldn’t help but get pulled into the world that Stan was able to create. I have recommended this book to many of my friends, and I will continue to as well. This book not only shows the love that a woman has for her husband and child, but also the love of a brother for his sister. It shows the lengths that a brother will go to ensure his sister’s happiness.