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Embers & ash
Other title(s):
Embers and ash
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Physical Description:
323 pages ; 22 cm.
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General Note:
"A Cold fury novel"--Jacket.
"Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. And she's willing to do whatever it takes to rescue them - even if the price is her own life"-- Provided by publisher.


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Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. And she's willing to do whatever it takes to finally end this terrible journey even if the price is her own life.

The very cold fury that has seen her through the worst of her troubles is now killing her; she knows the cure, but she can't sacrifice the deadly electricity until she's rescued her family. But when she finally does rescue them, it's not the happy reunion she pictured. And the torment doesn't stop there, not even when she finally discovers Ultimate Power. Only destroying the Outfit completely can end this terrible nightmare.

Old enemies return to seek vengeance, double-crosses abound, and even more mysteries are uncovered as we rocket toward an end no one saw coming.

Author Notes

T.M. Goeglein (www.tmgoeglein.com) lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Chicago teen Sara Jane Rispoli is still searching for her parents while battling the mafialike Outfit. With only her wits and electricity-powered abilities to aid in her task, she finally succeeds in finding her family. However, her gift begins to make her sick, and the long-awaited reunion isn't the pleasant meeting for which she had hoped. Goeglein's fast-paced trilogy comes to a suspenseful and thrilling close. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

In this conclusion to the Cold Fury series, teenage Mafiosa Sara Jane Rispoli continues her frantic search for her missing family even as the Chicago Outfit wages a bloody war against the Russian mob.In the six months since her familys disappearance, Sara Jane has become, if not actively comfortable with, at least accustomed to killing. Having dispatched the creepy ice cream creatures in Flicker Burn (2013), Goeglein largely avoids extraneous paranormal elements, with the plot-driven exception of the scientifically ludicrous Rispoli cold fury gaze. Still, even this is kept in the background as the story does what the trilogy does best: explores the ins and outs of the Outfits secrets, particularly its fabulous network of hidden Capone doors that takes Sara Jane and her best friend, Doug, deep underneath Chicago in search of the Rispolis ultimate power. Plotting is rough; both the series key double cross and a laboriously laid red herring are revealed so late in the game and after so much mayhem that they feel anticlimactic. Formerly fat Dougs emergence into his own as Sara Janes partner is both refreshing and troubling: Why is it only after he loses tons of weight that he can be taken seriously?In the end, the narrative contrivances overpower whatever genuine moral growth Sara Jane might undergo. But there is lots of blood. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.