Jack Gannon pretty much has it all. He has finally reconnected with his long-lost sister (see In Desperation), found out he has a beautiful niece, and...moreJack Gannon pretty much has it all. He has finally reconnected with his long-lost sister (see In Desperation), found out he has a beautiful niece, and his work as an investigative journalist is as solid as ever. The only problem he has right now is that he is a bit lonely and would love someone in his life. His ex-girlfriend wanted to be married to her job more than she wanted to be married to him. Also his new editor at World Press Alliance (WPA) who doesn't know his ass from his elbow when it comes to running a news department, makes things a little tense in the newsroom.
It's been two years since Lisa Palmer lost her husband, Bobby, in a freak car accident. She struggles to move on with her life and his doing the best she can for her two children, Ethan and Taylor. Working as a cashier in a food market doesn't pay all that much, so she is forced to sell the cabin that has been in Bobby's family for years and is contemplating moving to California to be closer to her best friend and to really get a fresh start.
Former serviceman Ivan Felk now runs a covert group of hard-core military men, hired by various governments to perform secret off-the-grid missions so secret no one will ever own up to ordering them. Not to long ago one of the secret missions went horribly wrong. Several of their men were killed, some made it out alive, and the rest were taken hostage by an extreme militia group. They have sent Ivan several videos showing the men broken and begging for their lives. In order to free them, the group wants two million dollars - a head. If they don't produce the money by a certain date, the men will be executed. Operation Retribution has begun.
FBI Agent Frank Morrow has just received devastating news. News no one ever expects to hear. But before he can begin to process the news or share it with his family, he must solve what could not only be the biggest case of his career, but maybe also his last.
On her way home from selling her cabin Lisa stops at a rest area. Just as she finishes paying for her stuff, all hell breaks loose when a daring mid-day armored car heist occurs. When the dust settles, the three guards from the armored car and an off-duty FBI agent are dead, leaving Lisa as an eye witness to the brutal massacre.
Now everyone must fight to do what they do best. Lisa must fight to recover her life, while at the same time trying to help the FBI, despite thinking she knows nothing and certainly can't help them. When they bring her back to the rest stop to re-enact the heist, she is shocked to find out that she does remember something - something that should break the case wide open. Now four independent people, each on a path of right or wrong, will collide in one stunning explosive conclusion.
The Burning Edge is the story of one woman's need to regain her life, one man's desperation to save his brother, one man's desire to stop everything from crumbling down around him, and one man's drive to simply do his job. The Burning Edge, the fourth book in the Jack Gannon series (see Vengeance Road, The Panic Zone & In Desperation) is Rick Mofina at his pulse-pounding best. The writing is solid, the storyline intense, and the action non-stop. It's a story of despair, redemption, salvation, hope, family, and the future. (less)