“Rick Mofina's tense, taut writing makes every thriller he writes an adrenaline-packedride.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
“Mofina keeps you on the edge ofyour seat in this latest thriller. The Burning Edge kept me up into the early morninghours—the plot is so well written that I could not put the bookdown!
Single mother Lisa Palmer has barely recovered from the sudden death of her husband whenshe is drawn into a new nightmare. On her way home from upstate New York, Lisa stops at aservice center minutes before an armored car heist. Four men are executed before her eyes—one of them an off-duty FBI agent Lisa tried to help. Now Lisa is the FBI's secretwitness and the key to finding the fugitive killers.
FBI agent Frank Morrow leads the investigation of the high-profile case. Hiding a verypersonal secret, Frank knows this assignment will be like no other he's ever faced̷and itcould be his last.
Pressured to land an exclusive, newswire journalist Jack Gannon chases down the elusivethread of an anonymous tipster. With every instinct telling Jack the story is within hisgrasp, he gambles everything in his frantic race to reveal the chilling truth…before thecold-blooded killers can enact the next stage of their vengeful mission.
Originally published in 2011
In Mofina's strained fourth Jack Gannon thriller (after 2011's In Desperation), the $6 million robbery of an armored truck at a New Jersey highway service center and the murder of its three guards plus an FBI agent who was taken hostage put three people on the spot: widowed Lisa Palmer, a key witness to the killings; FBI agent Frank Morrow, who takes charge of the intensive manhunt; and reporter Gannon, who finds himself digging for the biggest story of his life. Meanwhile, gang leader Ivan Felk and the remnants of his black ops crew plan another robbery to get the $12 million ransom needed to save their comrades held captive in Afghanistan. When Palmer provides a clue that threatens to thwart Felk's rescue plans, Felk vows to seek vengeance if it's the last thing he does. Mofina ratchets up a dramatic if unlikely ending with an unexpected hero.