Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Scorcher (Fred Carver, #2)” as Want to Read:
Scorcher (Fred Carver, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Scorcher (Fred Carver #2)

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  94 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

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

Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Henry Holt & Company (first published 1987)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Scorcher, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Scorcher

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 198)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Apr 06, 2014 Eliana added it
Keeps you hooked til the very end every time. P.I. thriller/mystery.
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.
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.
Laurie (Kwiltreader)
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.
Eckart added it
May 01, 2016
Dorothy is currently reading it
Apr 19, 2016
lorraine rated it really liked it
Apr 12, 2016
Dan McGrew
Dan McGrew rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2016
PhobicPrerogative rated it it was ok
Mar 20, 2016
E J added it
Mar 02, 2016
Shane Moore
Shane Moore marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2016
Diana H
Diana H rated it liked it
Feb 22, 2016
Sheila marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2016
Tereza Moschou
Tereza Moschou marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2016
Paula Bragga
Paula Bragga rated it liked it
Feb 03, 2016
Peggy Heisner
Peggy Heisner rated it liked it
Jan 27, 2016
Matt marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2016
John Ellis
John Ellis rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2016
Cynthia marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2016
Jenn M
Jenn M marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2015
Larry James
Larry James rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2015
Geoffry rated it it was ok
Nov 27, 2015
Vineet rated it liked it
Nov 21, 2015
Mel marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2015
Sydney Morton
Sydney Morton marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Librarian’s note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

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
More about John Lutz...

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)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »