Written by Larry A. Winters
A Jessie Black Legal Thriller – Book #1
Burnout is a book that kept me hooked throughout! Jessie Black works in the Homicide Unit of the District Attorneys office in Philadelphia. She puts Ramsey – a serial killer, behind bars, but she never seems to forget his crimes, or the victim that lived, Kristen Dillard. When his appeal comes across her bosses desk, she’s ready to take charge and fight the case all over again.
There were many twists in this story that I didn’t see coming. The authors writing style was full of great description, and each page held my attention. This is a long book, and I never got bored. During the court proceedings, the author came across as a true lawyer. The characters were well developed which also helped the plot move along.
The bad guy is working hard to make sure that Ramsey wins his appeal and quickly sees freedom. His motives are genuine in his mind, and he will do anything it takes to get Ramsey out of jail. This ensures a plot with murder, mystery and suspense.
I did wonder how Ramsey’s picture got into a photo lineup, and how he became a suspect so quickly. The author, Larry A. Winters did not go in to great detail about this, and it did not detract from the story or plot of Burnout. I’m just curious.
There is violence, but not graphic. There is a rape scene, but it is not written to be descriptive and disturbing. There were 43 f-words. There is mention of sex, but once again it is not written to be graphic. I try not to give away any spoilers in my reviews – its the job of the author to lay the plot, and describe all characters. The books title of Burnout, does not come from Jessie Black being a burnout in her job. She is hard working and professional. This is the first Jessie Black book I have read, and I look forward to more. I was given a copy of the book by the author Larry A. Winters, in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links below.