Burn Patterns

To her clients and colleagues, Iris is a therapist in a city psychology practice. But to the police and fire services, she is the Fire Lady – a profiler of arsonists.

After a troubled young man burns down her office, Iris just wants a quiet life. But her peace is shattered when a bomb goes off at a local school. Called in to help, Iris meets James, delusional and dangerous, and Chuck, a lone investigator tracking a serial arsonist he calls Zorro.

As public attacks become more orchestrated and brazen, Iris is soon embroiled in the investigation – as a profiler and as a suspect, and in serious doubt about her own sanity.

Author: 
Ron Elliott
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Judges Report: 

A thoroughly enjoyable book with a pacy plot and creeping suspense. The interesting female firefighter-psychologist protagonist was a bold creative move for a male author—and it works. A great read.

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