Lucy thought she'd seen her uncle's murderer die in Guerrero. He was incinerated in a Jeep explosion while trying to put a bullet through her head. She didn't know officials had never found the body.
Now, Gary Mercer, Hollywood bad boy, drug czar and psychopathic murderer, is back from the dead with a new face, literally. This time his perverted sights are set on Bea's beautiful, naïve teenage daughter, Alyssa. Trafficking her into the porn industry would be the perfect instrument of revenge against Bea and Lucy, whom he blames for his horrific condition.
As Mercer continues to recover from traumatic burn injuries, with the help of a stunning sociopathic transvestite with a penchant for sewing roadkill, he must also fight to claim undisputed leadership of the black tar heroin cartel which has been badly shaken by the death of its long-time jefe, General Luis Alvarez.
As Bea's daughter sneaks off to audition for the music video that will result in her ruin, Mercer's henchmen start a brush fire on Lucy's Malibu ranch. She and Bea struggle to save Alyssa, the ranch, and end Mercer's reign of terror before it's too late.
About the Author
Sue Hinkin is a former college administrator, television news photographer and NBC-TV art department staffer. With a B.A. from St. Olaf College, she completed graduate work at the University of Michigan and was a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute. A long-time L.A. resident, she now lives with her family in Littleton, Colorado. The Burn Patient is her third novel. Other books in the series are Low Country Blood, and Deadly Focus.
The Burn Patient, the third book in the Vega & Middleton series by Sue Hinkin, chronologically follows right on the heels of the first two, with Bea and Lucy sharing equal time in this book. Their friendship is the core of the Vega & Middleton series and you see that here. No matter who else comes and goes or what problems they face, it is clear they love each other and have each other's backs. Not that there's much time for female bonding in The Burn Patient. Hinkin has written another rousing, action-packed story that barely gives the reader time to breathe, much less the characters. With likable heroines, depraved villains, and a cast of interesting supporting characters, Hinkin proves she is more than just a writer of thrillers, her writing is a thrill to read as well.--Colorado Book Review
One of the best things in the book was the twists and turns. They made the story more captivating, and so it was hard to put it down.--OnlineBookClub