Scarlet Revenge by Ann McGinnis
Caycee Scarlet is an FBI analyst. She’s excellent at her job and she proves it even on Day One on the Omega Killer case. But it does not work well with her boss Tony Wilkes who wants all the credit to himself. Does that stop her from telling him off? Not at all. She’s saved from losing her job by Special Agent Gil Graham who takes her under his wing and gets her transferred as his assistant.
The relationship between Caycee and Gil is hot. But neither of them is sure about the other. They work four days at a stretch at the interrogation facility and have four days off. Caycee proves again and again that she’s an able analyst. Soon, Omega is after her as she had been the cause of saving his latest victim.
Omega’s a crazy psychopath and has the wherewithal to penetrate the secret FBI facility. Can he be stopped as he goes on a killing rampage? And then there is the bombing suspect who plays on Caycee’s sympathies. He’s handsome to boot. You have to read the book to know what happens in the end.
I loved Caycee’s character. She’s very smart and a go-getter. She does not suffer fools gladly. The author has done a lot of research on the running of the FBI and it shows in the well presented story.
The end sequence with Omega on the rampage has been superbly sketched and causes a lot of nail-biting. Hicks, the bombing suspect, is a character to reckon with. The reader is not sure what he will do next and Caycee’s morbid fascination with him is so naturally brought out.
All the characters have been well etched and interesting except for Gil Graham. Being the hero of the story, I would have liked him to be more impactful; especially him being a Special Agent in the FBI. But there wasn’t much of Gil in the story.
Disclaimer: I received the PDF version of this book from the author in return for my honest review as part of the blog tour conducted by The Book Club.
The FBI doesn't know what to do with Analyst Caycee Scarlet. She's brash, brilliant & brutally relentless when tracking a serial killer. But she also has a temper, problems with authority figures and recognizing the chain of command. Things go sideways for Caycee when she uncovers a lead that saves the Omega Killer's latest victim. Rather than working the system and making nice with her pompous boss, sparks fly and she gets into an altercation with the lead Special Agent on the case, resulting in a transfer to another assignment. Caycee finds herself transferred to an FBI interrogation facility where she assesses the most dangerous of criminals in custody. She struggles to get over the loss of her dream job, but her new boss, handsome Special Agent Gil Graham, may soften the blow. Sparks, of a different variety, fly between the Special Agent and his new Analyst, as they work together to crack the most difficult cases. Just when Caycee's wounds are healing from her expulsion on the Omega Killer team, she is dragged back into the thick of it. Caycee and her new team are front and center, focused on an interview of a bombing suspect, when Omega comes looking for revenge. His attack wounds her team, leaving Caycee with only one option for help-the devastatingly handsome bombing suspect. It will take all of Caycee's wits, and a kiss for luck, to stop Omega and save her co-workers.
Meet the Author
Ann McGinnis writes about characters that let their egos and sense of justice rule their lives, while they protect the public from serial killers and unthinkable crimes. Of course, Ann's characters always find a way to blow off steam -- romantically!
As a writer, Ann comes from the world of action/thrillers and screenwriting. She has two scripts currently in development. A third script, about a spunky FBI analyst, is the basis of "Scarlet Revenge" and the main character Caycee Scarlet. It is the first book in a series, with Book 2 “Scarlet Envy” coming out in September 2014.