Ridley Pearson manages to make high-tech crime-fighting more human and fascinating than anyone else in the field--witness such bestsellers as Chain of Evidence. Once again, Sgt. Lou Boldt, inspired and seemingly tireless forensic investigator for the Seattle police, zigs from the lab to the field--this time to find out why single mothers are being burned to death by flash fires fueled by an unknown, amazingly volatile fuel. The chief villain might remind you of recent headlines, but Pearson's research and writing skills create fiction more interesting than fact. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Grabs you right away., December 16, 2002 Reviewer: nobizinfla from Windermere, Florida USA "Beyond Recognition" by Ridley Pearson accelerates from the first page, and with the exception of a lull at the midway point moves at a nonstop pace. The lull is caused by a couple of scenes being too drawn out and what I felt a weaker subplot. The story is riveting when the action revolves around the investigation of the Seattle serial arsonist and the interaction between Lou Boldt, Daphne Matthews and their team. The characters (on both sides of the law) are well developed and most credible. Mr. Pearson did a couple of years of research on this one and it shows. It is based on an actual Seattle arson case and the procedural and technical aspects really ring true. Seattle comes to life on every page with wonderful descriptive passages. This is a terrific series and Mr. Pearson is masterful at forensic detail, without making it tedious. Highly recommended.