Bomb Blast: A Thriller
by Solange Ritchie
About Bomb Blast
Bomb Blast: A Thriller
4th in Series
Middle River Press (February 24, 2023)
Paperback : 206 pages
ISBN-10 : 1946886432
ISBN-13 : 978-1946886439
Digital ASIN : B0BWZH8M65
In the fourth novel in the Dr. Catherine (Cat) Powers series, top FBI forensic pathologist and special agent Dr. Cat Powers is called as two Syrian-born bombers wreak havoc on “soft targets” in the United States.
Starting with the New York Stock Exchange, these bombers are intent on causing as much murder and mayhem as they can. As their bombing spree takes them cross-country, Cat is appointed the eyes and ears of the president of the United States. Teamed with Special Ops and bombing expert Sam Patterson, Cat must figure out who these bombers are, what their motives are, who is funding them, and ultimately, if they can be caught. As the bombings become more violent and deadly, Cat and Sam are in a race against time to catch these savage killers before they kill again.
Will they succeed or will the bombers avoid detection and escape?
Dr. Catherine (Cat) Powers has a new case. Someone is bombing so-called soft targets across the United States. The President wants the best of the best to end these bombings as quickly as possible. Cat is working with Special Ops and bombing expert Sam Patterson to do just that but first, they need more intel on the bombers and where they are getting their money, but while they are doing that more places are being hit and more people are dying.
Can Cat use her sixth sense to get ahead of the bombers? Will Sam’s special talents get the information they need? or will the bombings continue, taking more and more lives?
After reading Dying Declaration I couldn’t wait to read another book featuring Cat Powers. She is an enforcer with unique talents when on the job. She works through clues and runs toward danger while others are running away. But she is also a mom with a growing son that needs her. She hates to be away from him and he is now old enough to ask the hard questions and also let her know with his words and actions how much he needs him. Cat is also working through what would have been a very complicated relationship. In this book, she works with Sam Patterson, a Special Ops guy who is also tough as nails and a force to be reckoned with.
Again Ms. Ritchie has written a story with a lot of layers. The antagonists were complex and as their motives become clear they became even more frightening. They had to be killed or captured because they were not going to stop. The chase gave the entire story a very fast pace and the attention to detail made all the events crystal clear. From New York to Chicago and beyond the readers are put right on the scene.
Bomb Blast is an action-packed story that will have your heart racing while hoping that Cat and Sam will put an end to the chaos to not only save the world but so that Cat can get back home to her son.
I want to go back and read the earlier two books but Dying Declaration and Bomb Blast read well on their own. The previous books are referred to with just enough information to pique my interest to want to learn about Cat from the start.
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About Solange Ritchie
BORN ON THE BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL ISLAND of Jamaica to a Jamaican father and a French mother, Solange Ritchie (then Solange Levy) immigrated to the United States at age eleven. Since then, she has become a dynamic force for change. Fed up with thrillers that start with a fizzle and longing to see more powerful women as lead characters, Solange decided to create her own characters. Despite the demands of a busy legal career, she accomplished her ambitious goal by rising each morning to write before work, dedicating her weekends to writing, and even spending her vacation time writing. Solange is fortunate to have traveled to over 19 countries in her lifetime.
Words have always been Solange’s passion – now so more than ever.
Solange achieved a successful writing career while doing “last minute trial,” mostly in Southern California. Dubbed “the Case Saver,” Solange handled intense legal motions that either make or break a case, especially in the areas of business, labor, and employment law. In 2014, she received the State Bar of California’s Solo and Small Firm’s Section’s highest award, the Myer J. Sankary Attorney of the Year Award. It is given to only one attorney each year in California.
When Solange was just thirty-seven years old, her first husband, John, died due to gross medical negligence at a leading Southern California hospital. This life-altering experience helped shape her into the person she is today. She began writing creatively to deal with the stress of his hospitalization and his death.
Solange’s first psychological thriller, The Burning Man, featuring FBI forensic pathologist Dr. Catherine “Cat” Powers was published in 2015. Her second novel in the series, Firestorm, was released to critical acclaim, on May 15, 2018. Dying Declaration is the third novel in the Dr. Catherine “Cat” Powers series. Bomb Blast is Solange’s fourth novel in the series. Solange plans at least two more books in the Dr. Catherine Powers series. A fan of things that go bump in the night, Solange has also penned a Southern Gothic novel called Fiona’s Box, which will be released shortly.
Solange lives in Southern Florida. She enjoys traveling, writing, gardening, time with her family, as well as good food and conversation. Solange is available for speaking engagements. She especially enjoys talking with book clubs. To receive her Sunday blog post, Notes from Solange, just go to her author website, www.solangeritchie.com, and leave your e-mail address. Nothing negative or political is ever posted. Her author website, www.authorsolange.com, includes a blog, reviews, recipes, events, and the latest on Solange’s adventures. Solange welcomes your comments, reviews, and suggestions, and invites you to contact her at:
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