Thursday, September 28, 2023

Review: Burning Justice by Tee O'Fallon


Burning Justice (K-9 Special Ops #2) by Tee O'Fallon
Publication Date: August 22nd 2023 by Entangled Amara
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher 

My Thoughts:
ATF Agent, Brett Tanner is called into investigate a suspicious fire and runs into Gemma Scott, with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, also working the case. Brett and Gemma think that the fire is connected to a string of prior fires and reluctantly team up, pooling sources to solve the mystery and bring the criminals to justice.

Brett has personal reasons behind his dogged determination to catch the bad guy(s) and suffers PTSD from his history.

Gemma’s been burned by an ambitious co-worker who stole her past case and claimed it as his own accomplishment. Since then, she’s been wary about taking on any partners, but Brett’s position in the ATF gives her access to parts of the investigation she wouldn’t have otherwise. Also, her gut tells her she can trust Brett. She loved his K-9 partner, Blaze, right away and as they say dogs are the best judge of character. There was an immediate attraction between these two, but they try and keep things professional. Of course, they can resist only for so long. I was rooting for them to solve their case and for them as a couple!

As a fan of well-done police/crime procedurals, I thoroughly enjoyed Burning Justice, even more so with a smart K-9 partner!  I was hooked and eager over every discovery they made that led them closer to the truth and on edge as their investigations put them in danger! The mystery and romance wrap up nicely and I look forward to the next in the series: Ultimate Justice!

4 Stars

Book Description:

After narrowly surviving a childhood fire that killed two of his friends, ATF Special Agent Brett Tanner knows what it’s like to get too close to the flame. The trauma only spurs him and his K-9 partner to track down the arsonists targeting a Colorado town. This latest warehouse blaze looks suspicious as hell…and there’s a body. Now it’s murder.

Fiercely independent insurance investigator Gemma Scott has been burned enough times to know she doesn’t need anyone—especially a handsome agent with an agenda. Teaming up with the hardened and determined ATF agent means not just trusting her instincts…it also means trusting him.

Now they’re racing against an arsonist with a lethal agenda—one who’s willing to burn and kill to hide the evidence. But the killer is only part of a larger mystery. And the searing attraction between Gemma and Brett adds fuel to an already dangerously lethal fire. One that will smoke out a killer…along with Brett’s darkest secret.


  1. I love a good police procedural and this one sounds like my cup of tea! Great review, Rachel!

    Simply Angela

  2. Sounds good to me. I have read some that is sort of alike

  3. I love the law enforcement and the K-9. A favorite type of read for me.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I need to give this series a try. It sounds like soemthing that I would like.

  5. I love books with K-9 partners in them. This sounds like a good series, I will have to see if my library carries it. Nice review, Rachel.

  6. I love seeing romantic suspense have a bit more focus on actual investigations! And yay for K9 units!

    Loving your review darling! Definitely an author I would like to try.

    1. I do enjoy romantic suspense quite a bit, and having a cute K-9 is an added bonus. Thanks, Renee!

  7. I think even I could get on board because of the dog. HA!

  8. Who wouldn't love his K-9 partner? ;D

  9. I liked it too. I started reading another series of hers, also with law enforcement and dogs. It's fun.