Both the nature and nurture sides of the "what makes a psychopath" argument are on display in Brennan's chiller. With this heroine, Brennan reveals a woman who has dedicated her life to fighting against the anarchist elements that shaped her childhood. Leave it to Brennan to deliver the creepy and deadly. This is definitely the stuff of nightmares.
Desperate to save her younger sister from the dangerous anarchist lifestyle embraced by their mother, a teenage Norah worked with the FBI to stop the bombings. Now, two decades later, their mother remains in prison, but Norah English is a respected FBI agent and her sister Quin is an arson investigator. Norah's been working on a series
of fires set by an arson gang targeting biotech firms. But the latest is different; this time a man died.
Security expert Duke Rogan wants
to know why his state-of-the-art security system failed. When it turns out the victim bled to death, it becomes apparent to Norah and Duke that something more sinister is going on. (BALLANTINE, Aug. 404 pp., $7.99)