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Scorcher (Fred Carver #2)

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Scorcher, the fourth book in a series that includes Tropical Heat, Flame and Kiss, again features Florida private detective Fred Carver. A serial killer is on the loose, a maniac wielding a homemade flame thrower fashioned from a scuba tank. He has murdered three people - and one of them is Carver's eight-year-old son.

Carver will do anything to find his son's killer and ex

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Henry Holt & Company (first published 1987)
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Eliana
Apr 06, 2014 Eliana added it
Keeps you hooked til the very end every time. P.I. thriller/mystery.
Carolyn
Mar 17, 2014 Carolyn rated it liked it
Very odd... implausible ending, in my opinion, but I like this author and will continue to read him.
Joyce McKune
Dec 13, 2013 Joyce McKune rated it really liked it
Carvers ex-wife was visiting Florida and their son was murdered. The local cop got Carver to work for the family of the suspect who'd gone to ground. Figured he'd find him and kill him though they told the family he'd find him before the cops did because if the cops found him there would probably be a shootout and he'd be dead.
Sandi
After a horrific crime strikes his family, Florida PI Fred Carver decides to hunt down the villain with or without police help. A pretty good suspense/mystery audio read by a multi-voice cast.
Carolyn (in SC) C234D
Read this in 2000, don't remember details, but noted that it was "very good". Second in the Fred Carver series.
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Jun 22, 2013 Laurie (Kwiltreader) rated it did not like it
Didn't care for the multiple readers on the audio. May try to read the actual book.
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John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective--v
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Other Books in the Series

Fred Carver (10 books)
  • Tropical Heat (Fred Carver, #1)
  • Kiss (Fred Carver, #3)
  • Flame (Fred Carver, #4)
  • Bloodfire (Fred Carver #5)
  • Hot (Fred Carver, #6)
  • Spark (Fred Carver, #7)
  • Torch (Fred Carver, #8)
  • Burn (Fred Carver, #9)
  • Lightning (Fred Carver, #10)

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