Brody Ellis is short on luck and even shorter on cash to buy the medication his sister Molly needs. Desperate, he robs a convenience store, but on the way out, he bumps into a young woman and loses his wallet. Just when he expects the cops to arrive, the phone rings. It's Blair Mayo--the woman he bumped into--and she's got the missing billfold. Brody will get it back, but only if he does her a favor: steal her late mother's diamonds from her wicked stepmom. Brody and Molly realize that they've become pawns in a mysterious game--one that involves a notorious enforcer named Lola Bear who brutally crossed paths with Jimmy Latzo twenty-six years before. . . a ghost from the past who is intimately connected to their lives.
Lola on Fire is that somewhat rare book that lives up to its pre-publication publicity. It is a multifaceted story that has attracted attention to some degree as a result of its occasional scenes of graphically described violence, perhaps at the expense of its other equally worthy elements ... While the carnage in Lola on Fire may not be for everyone, it is ultimately a story of sacrifice, redemption and forgiveness. There is also an element of revenge as well, just to keep things interesting. The book’s pages turn so quickly that you will singe your eyebrows and a couple of other places as you’re reading, but you’ll love every minute of it.
Lola on Fire is pure dynamite. From page one, Youers throws us directly into a violent world fueled by revenge, populated by predatory monsters and their prey. Between the explosive action sequences is a slow-burn thriller that smokes ominously until we’re as trapped as Brody and Molly and have no choice but to see things through to the bitter (and bloody) end. This is a story that reads like a high-octane blockbuster film; Youers has a real gift for visualizing brutal combat and gruesome injuries. Lola herself comes across as a combination of John Wick and Beatrix Kiddo, and it’s easy to imagine a movie adapt starring Charlize Theron or Uma Thurman in the titular role ... Lola on Fire is compelling, compulsive, and exciting as hell. It’s guaranteed to get your blood pumping and your adrenaline surging—don’t be surprised if you find yourself gasping or shouting along with the characters. If you’re looking for something to snap you out of a slump or drive the winter blues away, this is one red hot adventure sure to satisfy.