I thought I'd do the inaugural Crime Fighter Friday on my own fictional crime fighter - Agent J.C. Douglas - Jace for short. (You'll have to read the book to find out what the initials stand for.)
Jace had the typical life of any kid growing up on a farm - until, at the age of 16, her house burned down while she was reading in the barn. She lost her sister and her mom in that fire, and her father became a disconnected, bitter man. She never stopped blaming herself, just as she never got over her phobia of fire. But she turned what she perceived as her faults into an internal flame that propelled her to become a top-notch agent at the Serial Crimes Investigation Unit.
She lives on a little piece of land she owns in the Piney Woods region of Eastern Texas, where she enjoys swimming, reading, and decompressing after working long hours. Truth be told, she'd rather be working, but even a committed agent like Jace needs a place to get away.
Currently on the trail of a series of gruesome murders, she has to swallow her fear of fire to hunt down the arsonist responsible for burning men alive in their cars.
And hopefully learn to forgive herself somewhere along the way.