In 2003, a soldier named Coop in Afghanistan is told his wife, Kat, is dead in New York City. She was killed in a hit-and-run in the Bronx. Coop goes AWOL to find her killer and avenge her death with Fire in the Blood.
Kosta is a mid-level drug dealer and an Albanian expatriate. One of his low-level dealers, Sean, has run off with some inventory. While bringing Sean back to his lair, Kosta’s driver runs down a woman. Little does Kosta know but he has set off a terror storm of revenge headed his way. You see, Coop’s specialty in the Army is explosives—big explosives.
Fire in the Blood would make a great action movie. While reading it, I kept picturing how each scene would look with Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Coop. Anyway, if you enjoy action movies, this is a great choice for you. For me, it started with a tad too much detail about war and crime syndicates. The pace was slow until about halfway into the book when it finally sped up to thriller speed. For that reason alone, 3.5 stars.
Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.