I just finished “The Burning Man.” Ms. Ritchie has mastered the fast-paced pump your heart thriller. She writes beautifully and kept me reading until the end. I usually only read at night, but this novel wouldn’t let me rest until I was through–only to be pleasantly surprised to know that there will be more. I am an avid reader. I love thrillers. I loved this novel. It is a good story, with strong characters, and, as I have stated, a very fast-moving chain of events, with a grand climax.