Things are not going great for Clay Edison right now. Raging wildfires have sent his pregnant wife and daughter to Los Angeles to escape the blackouts, horrible winds and unhealthy breathing conditions in Alameda County. And now Clay is on the scene of the murder of a rich man named Rory Vandervelde. As Deputy Coroner, he has to check out the body and the scene at the house. He even sees a old picture of himself on a sports memorabilia wall that he signed from his days playing sports. But the big thing he sees is a Green Camaro, one that looks just like the one his brother owns, in Rory’s car collection. Clay tries to get a hold of his brother Luke, with no luck. He soon learns it is for sure his brother’s car and that ties him to the murder house and possibly the scene and given his past this isn’t good. Clay keeps the information to himself as he investigates (and can be in big trouble for doing this) his brother’s connection and tries to find him. Then signs to the past and what happened in a previous book and soon Clay finds Luke but both their lives are in danger, leading to a thrilling climax.
I love this series and this is another well-written novel featuring Clay and his family. The real-life wildfires play a big part in the story and at it’s core it’s about family and Clay puts his on the line to protect his, with major issues coming out of it. I can’t wait for the next one.
You can pick up The Burning in stores on Tuesday, September 21st from Ballantine.
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