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Scorched (Tracers) [Kindle Edition]

Laura Griffin
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The sixth thrilling Tracers novel from bestselling and award-winning author Laura Griffin features a forensic anthropologist and a Navy Seal who work together to find a killer before the killer finds them.

Kelsey Quinn has traveled the world unearthing heartbreaking secrets, but nothing prepares her for the trauma of her latest discovery. While on a human rights dig in the Philippines, the forensic anthropologist uncovers a set of human remains, touching off a chain of deadly events back on American soil. After a terrifying attack, Kelsey goes into hiding while she tries to unravel the mystery of two seemingly unconnected murders. The odds are stacked against her, but Kelsey has the help of her colleagues at the Delphi Center crime lab… and the unexpected protection of the only man she ever loved.

Navy SEAL Gage Brewer knows his relationship with Kelsey is over and done. But when he learns she’s being targeted by a killer, he risks everything—including his career as a spec ops warrior—to get her out of harm’s way. Gage tracks down Kelsey and believes he’s accomplished his goal. But as the threats against her escalate, it becomes clear that the enemy they’re fighting is more lethal than anyone ever imagined. And the most dangerous mission is only beginning.

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Editorial Reviews


"This entry in the Tracers series has it all: dynamite characters, a taut plot, and plenty of sizzle to balance the suspense without overwhelming it." (RT Book Review )

"Scorched is a sizzling novel of suspense...the perfect addition to the Tracers series." (Joyfully Reviewed )

"Twisted is a thrilling, chilling, taut suspense. But on top of that, it's a steamy and stirring love story." (USA Today )

"Features the perfect mix of suspense and romance that make Catherine Coulter, Iris Johansen and Tami Hoag popular with both women and men." (Booklist )

“Gritty, imaginative, sexy! You MUST read Laura Griffin.” (Cindy Gerard, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Ops, Inc. series )

“A perfect combination of forensic science, mystery, romance, and action make this series one to watch.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) )

"Top-notch romantic suspense!" (New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan )

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense with her novels for Pocket Books. Her books have also won numerous awards, including a 2010 RITA (Whisper of Warning) and a 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award (Untraceable). Her debut novel, One Last Breath, won the Booksellers Best Award for romantic suspense. Laura currently lives in Austin. Visit her website at


Product Details

  • File Size: 2817 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (October 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EDYU9I
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,272 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the edge of your seat, nail biting intensity. October 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. I love the edge of your seat, nail biting intensity. Throw in some sizzling chemistry and you have me. This book was full of all of the above. It also had angst and regret.

Kelsey and Gage used to be a couple. Kelsey is a forensic anthropologist and engaged to another man now. Gage is a Navy Seal on Kelsey's uncle's team. Gage broke Kelsey's heart when she gave him an ultimatum, the teams or her and he chose her. He couldn't leave the teams and didn't understand how she could ask. He still wanted her but there was no way he could give up his life.

Kelsey goes back home after her uncle's funeral only to witness her fianc?'s murder. Now on the run from the very people supposed to protect her, she has no idea where to go. Gage, after being questioned about the murder and finding out about Kelsey's disappearance, finds her and they set out to find out what the hell is going on.

The couple experiences so many ups and downs. Gage tries to show Kelsey that they can make it work and that their former relationship wasn't based on sex alone. He loves her and knows she loves him. He doesn't see the problem. Kelsey can't handle the worrying and stress of him being gone who knows where for who knows how long. She can't do it. It almost killed her before. Gage doesn't understand this until Kelsey's injured and he gets a small dose of what she goes through every time he leaves.

I don't think the ending could've been more perfect. This is the sixth book in the series but can definitely be read as a stand-a-lone. I will be reading the first five books next. I loved this author's style of writing.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorched - Another winner in the Tracer's series October 30, 2012
By Jess
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Gage and Kelsey have been broken up for months and both are still nursing the wounds of that break up. They both cared deeply about each other, probably even loved at that point as well, but Gage's job as a SEAL drove them apart. Kelsey gave Gage the worst ultimatum: her or his job. He lives and breathes his work, his entire life for so long has been wrapped up the SEALs, and that's what he chose. Partly because it's in his blood and partly because he was so shocked that Kelsey would even make him choose, he was speechless. They broke up, Kelsey became engaged to another man and Gage never got over her.

Fast forward months later, Kelsey is going to her now ex-fiance, Blake's place to go over a case when all hell breaks loose. A man she and her ex thought was a friend kills Blake and she runs for her life when they turn their gun on her as she tries to escape. Gage becomes a suspect through his involvement with Kelsey and he's questioned by the FBI. He learns that no one has seen Kelsey for days and he sets off to find her, figure out what's going on and try to keep her safe.

The two meet up and it's not happiness between them right off the bat. Kelsey is glad to see a friendly face, especially since she's not sure who she can trust with Blake's murderer being in law enforcement. Gage and Kelsey track clues that lead them to follow a train of anthrax and a plot to unleash it in the US, a plan that also involves a traitor very high up in the US Government. One thing that I really like about this story is it takes place away from both Gage and Kelsey's prominent careers, but both of their expertise is needed to solve the case, just in different ways.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent addition to a fantastic series October 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I confess that I have been an avid Tracers series fangirl since I read the first book in the series, UNTRACEABLE. Already boasting some of the best true romantic suspense I have read in years (no slipping into 'romantic thriller' territory; no paranormal elements to jive with a shifting market), each entry has managed to get even better: the writing has gotten tighter, the pacing more intense, and the villains more heinous whilst still remaining realistic without compromising the development of (and our emotional investment in) the hero & heroine and the meticulous research that evidently goes into each novel.

The sixth instalment in the series features fan-favourite former couple Delphi Centre forensic anthropologist Dr. Kelsey Quinn and sexy Navy SEAL Lt. Gage Brewer, who had their Happy-Ever-After-turned-to-Happy-For-A-Bit in the novella UNSTOPPABLE. I've loved Kelsey as a character since she first appeared in UNFORGIVABLE for her brains & her strength and was stoked to see her star in her own story (and fall for alpha male extraordinaire Gage) in UNSTOPPABLE... and insanely curious to see what would happen once I learnt they would star in their own full-length novel. We saw glimpses of the stress and fears Kelsey had about the confidentiality & dangers of Gage's constant deployments with the teams in the novella and the intervening two novels, and we retroactively see how those came to a head to end the relationship before the start of SCORCHED in the form of a misguided ultimatum to Gage: Kelsey or the SEALs. Being the honour-bound, loyal warrior [and absolute boneheaded man] that he is, Gage chooses the SEALs despite being stupid in love with (and miserable without) Kelsey.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Scorched
I really enjoy Laura Griffin's Tracers series. While I liked Scorched, it wasn't one of the better Tracers books. I didn't feel the chemistry between Kelsey & Gage. Read more
Published 22 days ago by hrhtjm
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorched.
Terrifying to think these things are possible, I couldn't put the book down. It is obvious that Miss Griffin had done quite a bit of research for this story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Beaumont
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it when you can't guess the ending!
I love a good book that keeps you interested and wanting to turn the page so you can find out.... who dun it???
Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Langan
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorched
I never put it down. Exciting read, love this author and all of her books. Can't wait to read the rest.
Published 2 months ago by Terri Sydow
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorched
This book was so good. The suspense was riveting and kept me on the edge of my seat. I was pleased that Kelsey and Gage were willing to make comprises for their love. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Crystal Peoples
5.0 out of 5 stars Very surprised!
This is a new author for me, and I found myself thinking about the story while I was cooking. I enjoyed the intrigue so much, I have encouraged friends to read it.
Published 3 months ago by Margaret B. Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Explosive action and perfect chemistry
Usually, when a book involves the FBI and the Navy Seals, I immediately find it beyond belief and over-the-top. Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Loopy Librarian
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read
This is another in the tracer series. Once again it is a standalone book whose characters are explained in detail and previous encounters with them in previous books are not... Read more
Published 3 months ago by JulieSB
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept my interest from chapter one to the last chapter I like this...
Kept my interest from chapter one to the last chapter with lots or snappy character dialog. I like this authors style
Published 4 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book in the Tracer Series
Love the Laura Griffin, Tracer Series & this latest installment did not disappoint. These books keep you wondering what could possibly happen next
Published 4 months ago by Angela Hamann
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is a two-time RITA Award winner (for the books Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Laura currently lives in Austin where she is working on her next book. Visit her website at and on Facebook at

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