BURNING HEAT By David Burnsworth

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By David Burnsworth

The villains are bad, the heroes are human, and this book is a keeper!
~Back Porchervations

A quick moving story that is hard to put down. I really liked this storyline and the characters are believable.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!

This is definitely a series I would recommend. David Burnsworth is a fantastic storyteller and I can’t wait for the next one.
~Tea and A Book

What charms me with both of these books is Brack’s affection for his dog, Shelby. When things get dicey, he has one person he trusts to take care of the dog. And he always finds time to spend with him until it’s safe to bring him home again. Friends say Shelby is his chick magnet. I can see that.

With an intriguing cast of characters; witty dialogue and dramatic interactions; and a richly descriptive setting that makes a person want to visit the picturesque city of Charleston, its historic landmarks, and the surrounding lowcountry areas; Burning Heat is a classic Southern noir mystery novel that is a must read!
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

The intensity of the story keeps you compelled to read until the end. A cast of characters so strong this fast-paced drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.
~Shelley’s Book Case

Burning Heat has a tight plot that is thrilling and suspenseful and so much fun to read.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

I love the characters and the setting. The author’s writing style is authentic. I didn’t want to put this one down once I started it. This is a wonderful second book in a series and it is a series that I look forward to reading more in.
~Brooke Blogs

Burning Heat
Publisher: Five Star Publishing (January 20, 2016)
Hardcover: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1432831110


As darkness blankets the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, Brack Pelton, an Afghanistan War veteran, steps out of a rundown bar after a long night. Before he gets to his truck, he finds himself in the middle of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman on the sidewalk. When a little girl joins the couple and gets hit by the man, Brack intervenes and takes him down. But the abuser isn’t finished. He pulls a gun and shoots the woman. Brack saves the little girl, but his world has just been rocked. Again.

The next day, while sitting on a barstool in the Pirate’s Cove on the Isle of Palms, his own bar, Brack scans the local paper. The news headline reads: Burned Body of Unidentified Hispanic Man Found at Construction Site. Nothing about a dead woman in the poor section of town. Brack feels a tap on his shoulder and turns around to see an eight-year-old girl standing behind him. She’s the little girl he rescued the night before, and she wants him to look into her sister’s shooting.

Violence and danger make up Brack’s not-too-distant past. Part of him craves it–needs it. And that part has just been fed. Things are about to heat up again in the lowcountry. May God have mercy on the souls who get in the way.

db-photoAbout This Author

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.

Author Links:

Webpage  – www.davidburnsworthbooks.com,
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BurnsworthDavid,
GoodReads –  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7229192.David_Burnsworth    
– https://twitter.com/DavidBurnsworth


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