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Flashpoint Paperback – 15 May 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet; New edition edition (15 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340703539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340703533
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,413,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lynn Hightower was born in Tennessee and now lives in Kentucky. She works full time writing fiction, loves canoeing and horseback riding, and is witty after two glasses of wine.

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Lynn leaves Detective Silver and his alien partner and goes mainstream. Moving away from "Sci-Fi", writing in the same style (thankfully) but without the lime flavoured alien manta rays. Detective Sonara Blair is so well characterised that you care who would takes her role if she ever gets "turned into a movie". A sadly too short fix for all those awaiting another Detective Silver "Alien ..." novel. All the "Alien ..." novels plus No Good Deed, Flashpoint and Debt Collector also recommended
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I was loaned a copy of this by a good friend and I spent the whole day in a book trance racing to get to the end of Sonora Blair's adventure. I'm hooked and if you have a serious hankering for some well written crime then you're in for a treat.
Sonora Blair is not your typical crime heroine for one she's a single mother who has an ulcer and posesses no particular specialist skills, unlike Reichs' Temperance or Cornwell's Kay Scapetta. What Sonora Blair does have in spades is bulldog tenacity when it comes to solid policing and catching the killer.
What I admired about this novel in particular are the lovely touches of humour from Sonora especially regarding her kids that lighten, at times, grim crime scenes and emotional turmoil. Unusually Sonora is up against a female serial killer that they have dubbed Flash due to her penchant for trapping her male victims and setting them on alight to burn them to death.
Flash has fixated on Sonora and a tense game of cat and mouse begins as Flash taunts Sonora after she is assigned to investigate Flash's first kill, hinting that the true target is the victim's brother to whom Sonora is greatly attracted. Flash draws closer to Sonora especially when the cop's relationship with Keaton the victim's brother heats up in a most unprofessional manner. Can Sonora track Flash down before those she loves are forced into the hot rage of a killer's sights?
With lovingly drawn secondary characters such as Sam, Sonora's steady partner, the author isn't afraid to take risks with her main character. There are hints of a sexual tension between Sam and Sonora that keep the reader guessing and intrigued to learn more about their relationship.
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This book is about Sonora Blair, a Cincinnati homicide detective with an ulcer who is a single mother of two children. She is called in the middle of the night to a crime scene where a 22 year old college student was set on fire in his brother's car. This seems like a run of the mill crime, however this isn't the first time a crime of this style has been commited. The more Sonora investigates the more dangerous it get's for her and her family. Someone close to her is murdered by the killer in the middle of the investigation. Also to confuse matter she is attracted to the victims older brother which causes her problems in her job. The story is a compelling read and very intense and keeps you wanting to read to the end. The killer is known very early on but the more you read the more you find out about her, the more you wonder why she does this. The ending is good and you want to get to know Sonora more.
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If you like Patricia Cornwell you will love Lynn Hightowers Sonora Blair, she is a fiesty single mother with a demanding work and home life and with a character you can't help but empathise, laugh and cry along with. The story is gripping from start to finish and I was unable to put it down. The plot was intuitive and kept you wanting to turn the page and find out the outcome. I would highly recommend this book to anybody, and thankfully due to Amazon you can purchase the other three titles in this series, which up until now I have been trying to find to no avail.
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This is a fantastic all absorbing book, that you will devour in one sitting, its plot is detailed, without being complex and swamped in technical jargon. The character Sonora Blair, is a highly intelligent, and sometimes comical single mother, her partner invokes not only sexual tension but a steady balance and guiding hand, when things go astray.
I highly recommend this to anyone seeking to indulge in a true fiction thriller at it's best.
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