Review of Scarlet Revenge: High-octane Action


Scarlet Revenge by Ann McGinnis

The Blurb
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.
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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.

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My Review
Scarlet Revenge is a fast-paced action thriller with a kick-ass heroine that readers can root for. The story kicks off with rookie FBI analyst Caycee joining the team that is tasked to hunt down a serial killer named Omega. Caycee’s first day at the job turns out to be a hotbed of activity. The team leader is an egoistic retard who can’t see beyond his own career ambitions and Caycee is a bit too smart (with tons of attitude!) for his liking. She also meets up with the hot special agent Gil Graham who turns out to be her ally and rescues her from losing her job on day one. The story flits between the action of tracking down Omega and the romantic action between Caycee and Gil. The entry of a bombing suspect, Hicks, adds an extra layer of complication to the story as Caycee has to juggle her complicated love life and career as well as protect herself from the diabolical Omega. The high-octane resolution of the story is intense and gripping and plays out like a Die-Hard movie but with a heroine at the centre of all the action! Ann McGinnis is also a screenwriter and it’s not surprising that the book plays out like a movie. The only flaw in the story is the slightly over-the-top manner in which Caycee and Gil start their relationship. But that’s a small quibble in an otherwise very gripping tale.

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