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Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes highly acclaimed author Kathleen Kent to the studio to discuss THE BURN and her other novels.  She says: "When I was a child I loved epic, historical novels, and I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and James Michener.  Later, some of my favorite authors included Annie Dillard, Philip Meyer, Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy—authors who wrote about the American Heartland.    A few of my recent favorite novels include A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles,  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin, and Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke."

ABOUT THE BURN:   There's not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But her wounds are still fresh from an encounter with an apocalyptic cult known as The Family, and she's having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She's back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn't right -- at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where she struggles to connect with her loving wife, Jackie. To make matters worse, Betty's partner seems to be increasingly dependent on the prescription painkillers he was prescribed for the injuries he sustained rescuing her.        Forced into therapy, a desk assignment, and domestic bliss, Betty's at the point of breaking when she decides to go rogue, investigating her own department and chasing down phantom sightings of the cult leader who took her hostage. The chase will lead her to the dark heart of a drug cartel terrorizing Dallas, and straight to the crooked cops who plan to profit from it all. There's never a dull moment in Dallas, especially now that Detective Betty's back.

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