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    Kyle Mills(Author)

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Burn Factor

Burn Factor

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  • PDF | 424 pages
  • Kyle Mills(Author)
  • HarperTorch; 1st edition (February 5, 2002)
  • English
  • 3
  • Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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  • By John R. Muellerleile on April 6, 2015

    A bright, young, ambitious Quinn Barry is buried inside the FBI as an analyst but she desperately wants to become an FBI agent. She unexpectedly comes upon an odd exception to the updated DNA computer program she's been tasked to speed up. This knowledge leads her into a dangerous series of events involving wrongdoing at the very highest level of the U. S. Government. Sided by a young genius who has his own reasons for trying to help her solve some horrendous murders, they narrowly escape repeated attempt to capture, learn what they know and who else is aware of what they discovered, then killed to keep them quiet. The story is fast paced and exciting. It has an explosive ending. The author's principle character from his Rising Phoenix book is mentioned twice but is not introduced until the Epilogue which leads this reader to think that the story will continue in the next book written by this author.

  • By Geri G. Taylor on June 14, 2010

    I will not bother to write a summary of the plot because others before have done so quite eloquently.I will merely make the observation that I found the plot very predictable, the characters unrealistic, and it difficult to visualize their "world".I enjoy listening to audio books when I walk and I should devise a scale based on how far I walk each day and if I am interested in continuing to listen to the book when I get home.I typically walk one to two miles. If the book is interesting, I have walked up to four miles at a time (any of the Sweet Potato Queens books by Jill Connor BrownThe Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love (Paperback)) or continue to listen to the book when I get home until it is complete (anything by James Lee Burke Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, No. 17)).It took me a while to finish this particular book because I would only listen to it every now and then. It did not hold my interest. In fact, I set it aside for about a month and opted for talking on the phone while walking or just enjoying the sounds of nature.I even switched to two other audio books (Traitors Gate Traitors Gate and Pentecost Ally Pentecost Alley (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Novels) by Anne Perry) that are short, held my interest, the characters are interesting and are performed with a variety of masterful accents by David McCallum.When I did listen, I was more interested in the serial killer (and that is pretty sick) than the pedantic relationship budding between Quinn Barry (the antagonist) and her accused killer/love interest.I really did not care for the choice Michael Kramer made to style the voice of the serial killer after that of Hannibal Lector Red Dragon - Collector's EditionHannibal (Two-Disc Special Edition) and the "redneck" accent of Barry much like that of Clarice StarlingThe Silence of the Lambs (Two-Disc Collector's Edition). It only gave power to my new found "psychic" abilities to predict the characters' behavior and know EXACTLY where the story was going. Psychic powers or déjà vu?I like a challenge. This book offered none.Would I read Kyle Mills work again? Perhaps but probably not.

  • By untouchable on March 3, 2002

    Quinn Barry works as a computer programmer with the FBI and is given the task of rewriting the code that matches DNA evidence from around the country. In the course of her testing she is returned some results that are incompatible with what she expects. In fact, it looks like she has uncovered the work of a serial killer. When she notifies her superior of the strange results, she is immediately removed from her position and a frightening chain of events begin which places her in extreme danger.Meanwhile, we cut to a murder scene where a woman has been brutally tortured and raped before being allowed to bleed to death. It appears to us that a team of investigators are gathering forensic evidence in preparation to investigate the murder. However, while the team is actually gathering the evidence, they are not law enforcement officers and they won't be investigating anything. They are actually covering up the work of the murderer, but why?The killer is revealed to us fairly early on, so the mystery isn't so much who the killer is as, why is he being protected. This knowledge of the killer's identity gives a new dimension to the serial killer storyline compared to other books which invariably reveal the identity of the killer in the last few pages, yet he is no less a monster to us because of this.Burn Factor is an edge-of-the seat thriller that is somehow fascinating yet repulsive at the same time. It's fascinating to find out how this sick, sadistic madman is going to be beaten, as I'm sure you understand, he must. Repulsive both in his method of murder and due to the fact that people are aware of his crimes, yet allow him to carry on.The faint of heart and easily disgusted should probably steer clear, however if you're a fan of the psychological thriller complete with bloody descriptions, you shouldn't miss this.

  • By A customer on March 12, 2002

    I just closed this book, and am so disappointed that I hope to save other readers from the same. I was ready and willing to like the characters, I was almost able to buy into the plot line that took over half the book to understand, but all of this was smothered by overwhelming sickness of the "bad guy". Shades of Patterson and Sandford, who enjoy killing nearly everyone off in the most gruesome and graphic ways possible, this book is only a bloodfest that turns the reader's stomach, and makes one grab anything handy to read, just to get the bad taste from one's mouth. What a sad departure from Mills' other terrific books.

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