Version: Abridged
Author: Iris Johansen
Narrator: Kate Burton
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: March 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 15 minutes
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen turns up the heat in this explosive new psychological thriller. This time a gifted arson investigator teams up with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control...
"For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The flames of that long-ago night still burn in her nightmares: the heat, the choking smoke, the helplessness. She can never run fast enough...
Now Kerry works as an arson investigator with her evidence-sniffing dog, Sam. Together they're a great team, but her life is about to change in the time it takes to strike a match. The deadly flames of her past are back, and from out of the ashes a stranger appears. Who is Silver? And why has he chosen her in the desparate race to find a killer determined to ignite hell on earth? Kerry and Silver may not have a chance against a psychopath as coldhearted as his method is red-hot. To save themselves and the innocent lives at stake, Kerry will have to do what she hoped she'd never have to do: "fight fire with fire.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews (7)


Written by Kelli C on November 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The Narrator made it unbearable to listen to.


Written by Memphis Mel on November 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not Iris Johansen's best, but still worth the time.


Written by Lee Werley from Chapel Hill, NC on September 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I have reviewed this before but it does not show up. The book is better than the reviews

burn it up

Written by Lee Werley from Chapel Hill, NC on April 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The reviews suggested that this was a great book. I really had problems with it. SO much was predictable and I did not think it flowed very well. The story was okay but I almost quick the book twice. I did finish it though. Well on to the next book on my list.


Written by Sherry Bryant on August 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love the way Johansen pulls you into the pages of her book and makes it difficult to turn it off once it begins. This is one of my favorite Johansen stories.


Written by Anonymous from Richmond, VA on March 25th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I thought this was an excellent book. I enjoyed the story line and think that Johansen can weave a great plot. She seems very different from a lot of authors out there, which is nice. I think I enjoyed some of her other books more, but still definitely recommend this one!


Written by Amy B from Oakland, CA on October 23rd, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Definately not what I expected. I really liked it.

Author Details

Author Details

Johansen, Iris

Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.[1]

Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.