Scarlet Revenge begins with Caycee Scarlet being inducted into a FBI team that is trying hard to find a serial killer on a rampage. On her first day of job as an analyst, she finds an important lead that helps the team to save the Omega killer’s latest victim. But instead of being appreciated she is transferred out of the team to an interrogation squad.
However it does turn into a blessing in disguise as her boss, Gil is an attractive hunk who soon makes her forget the loss of a dream job. While many in the Omega Killer team want Cacycee back, her old team leader opposes it most vehemently. But the clock is ticking and the next victim that the Omega Killer targets might be just one of them.
The pace of the story is fast enough and will have you turning page after page. Gil and Caycee have an amazing chemistry that virtually sets the pages on fire.
I also loved the conversations between Hicks and Caycee. It reminded me of the chemistry between Hannibal and Clarice – a deadly combination.
The ending was perfect as it means we will see more of Hicks in the second novel for which I am waiting eagerly.
Plus Points – Fast paced narrative, perfect language, good characterizations and great chemistry.
Minus Points – I somehow felt that Gil and Caycee hook up pretty fast. It would have been great if the author had prolonged their sexual chemistry before they hooked up.
Verdict – A must read!
Scarlet Revenge by Ann McGinnis
The FBI doesn’t know what to do with Analyst Caycee Scarlet. She’s brash, brilliant & brutally relentless when tracking a serial killer. But she also has a temper, problems with authority figures and recognizing the chain of command. Things go sideways for Caycee when she uncovers a lead that saves the Omega Killer’s latest victim. Rather than working the system and making nice with her pompous boss, sparks fly and she gets into an altercation with the lead Special Agent on the case, resulting in a transfer to another assignment. Caycee finds herself transferred to an FBI interrogation facility where she assesses the most dangerous of criminals in custody. She struggles to get over the loss of her dream job, but her new boss, handsome Special Agent Gil Graham, may soften the blow. Sparks, of a different variety, fly between the Special Agent and his new Analyst, as they work together to crack the most difficult cases. Just when Caycee’s wounds are healing from her expulsion on the Omega Killer team, she is dragged back into the thick of it. Caycee and her new team are front and center, focused on an interview of a bombing suspect, when Omega comes looking for revenge. His attack wounds her team, leaving Caycee with only one option for help-the devastatingly handsome bombing suspect. It will take all of Caycee’s wits, and a kiss for luck, to stop Omega and save her co-workers.
Meet the Author
Ann McGinnis writes about characters that let their egos and sense of justice rule their lives, while they protect the public from serial killers and unthinkable crimes. Of course, Ann’s characters always find a way to blow off steam — romantically!
As a writer, Ann comes from the world of action/thrillers and screenwriting. She has two scripts currently in development. A third script, about a spunky FBI analyst, is the basis of “Scarlet Revenge” and the main character Caycee Scarlet. It is the first book in a series, with Book 2 “Scarlet Envy” coming out in September 2014.
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