The Burn by Kathleen Kent audiobook

The Burn

By Kathleen Kent
Read by Christie Moreau

Mulholland Books, Mulholland 9780316450553

The Detective Betty Series: Book 2

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Rattled from a run-in with a cult and desperate for answers, Detective Betty Rhyzyk decides to go rogue -- but her investigation leads straight into the dark underworld of the Dallas drug cartel. There's not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But her wounds are still fresh from an encounter with an apocalyptic cult known as The Family, and she's having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She's back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn't right -- at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where she struggles to connect with her loving wife, Jackie. To make matters worse, Betty's partner seems to be increasingly dependent on the prescription painkillers he was prescribed for the injuries he sustained rescuing her. Forced into therapy, a desk assignment, and domestic bliss, Betty's at the point of breaking when she decides to go rogue, investigating her own department and chasing down phantom sightings of the cult leader who took her hostage. The chase will lead her to the dark heart of a drug cartel terrorizing Dallas, and straight to the crooked cops who plan to profit from it all. There's never a dull moment in Dallas, especially now that Detective Betty's back.

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Summary

Summary

A Washington Post Pick of New Thrillers

Rattled from a run-in with a cult and desperate for answers, Detective Betty Rhyzyk decides to go rogue -- but her investigation leads straight into the dark underworld of the Dallas drug cartel.


There's not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But her wounds are still fresh from an encounter with an apocalyptic cult known as The Family, and she's having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She's back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn't right -- at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where she struggles to connect with her loving wife, Jackie. To make matters worse, Betty's partner seems to be increasingly dependent on the prescription painkillers he was prescribed for the injuries he sustained rescuing her.


Forced into therapy, a desk assignment, and domestic bliss, Betty's at the point of breaking when she decides to go rogue, investigating her own department and chasing down phantom sightings of the cult leader who took her hostage. The chase will lead her to the dark heart of a drug cartel terrorizing Dallas, and straight to the crooked cops who plan to profit from it all. There's never a dull moment in Dallas, especially now that Detective Betty's back.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Terrific…Kent’s own ability to avoid predictable outcomes and keep the reader on edge bodes well for future installments in this series.” Chicago Tribune
“[A] deeply satisfying follow-up to last year’s Edgar-nominated The Dime…Raymond Chandler praised Dashiell Hammett for taking crime fiction out of the drawing rooms and into the streets. With Betty Rhyzyk, Kathleen Kent brings those mean streets to life as excitingly as anybody has in years.” Washington Post
“Gripping…Briskly paced, The Burn barely allows the reader to take a breath as believable twists careen throughout.” Associated Press
“Kent continues to reinvent and subvert traditional noir expectations with the larger-than-life, damaged, courageous Betty…Action-driven mystery anchored by dynamic, deep characters.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A gripping, powerfully human procedural.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen Kent

Author Bio: Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent, author of historical novels, including The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife, among others, has received the David J Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English