SOOT ANGEL – M.A.Petterson

Soot AngelI found this story of a highly qualified forensic fire expert, Dr. Anja Toussaint, to be a good inter-weave of the informatively technical, the tensely exciting and mysterious. Although the perpetrator was soon a valid suspect, their motives were puzzling until the last pages.

A handful of well-described and disparate characters form a rag-tag firefighting unit with one ancient fire truck, while across the county another unit with all the mod cons and the latest in training gear look down on them. An arsonist setting old warehouses alight for unknown purposes might not seem like a big deal until a small child’s crispy remains are discovered in the cinders of one such, haunting Anja until she tracks the perpetrator down and discovers a horrific plot far greater than the mere safety of the county.

She is hindered by the power and secrecy of the city’s most prestigious law firm, but cannot find the link until it is almost too late, when a shipload of stolen government warfare drugs sets sail from the harbour.

A well-written, exciting read, with several more of the series available right now. Thank you to the author for the Instafreebie copy. An author pic seems to be unavailable.

I choose Crime fiction from Instafreebie for the sole purpose of exposing emerging and little known authors to the public. All received from Instafreebie that meets a rating of four-stars or more will be reviewed, along with chosen ARCs from Penguin Random House and other reputable publishing houses who choose to request reviews from Book Postmortem.

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.
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