Once Burned by Gerry Boyle

“..everything works in Boyle’s excellent 10th Jack McMorrow mystery.” -Publishers Weekly Starred Review

When someone starts torching buildings in the idyllic town of Sanctuary, Maine, Jack McMorrow is on it. This, after, all is a town named one of the “Ten Best Secrets” by a national magazine. The secret turns out to be the identity of the arsonist, who soon leaves a trail of dead bodies that leads straight to Jack and Roxanne and their daughter Sophie. Will they be the next to die?

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Summary

“Life is briefly as it should be for Jack McMorrow: He and his wife Roxanne have retreated from the stress and danger of their day jobs to raise their daughter Sophie. But when development and arson threaten the nearby town of Sanctuary, and a crazy accident brings back mistakes from Roxanne’s past, Jack’s nose for crime leads him into a darker and deeply twisted tale. Something explosive is smoldering beneath the glossy facades and picturesque town square in Sanctuary, and the enemy is closer than he thinks. In Once Burned, the 10th installment of the internationally popular McMorrow series, Jack will take you alongside as he hunts a killer with a long memory and a very short fuse.” – Islandport Press

Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review:
“Plot, characterization, atmosphere—everything works in Boyle’s excellent 10th Jack McMorrow mystery . . . Readers who enjoyed Robert B. Parker’s ability to create smart, convincing heroes with a tough-guy surface but warmly empathetic interior will welcome this worthy successor.”

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