Maverick FBI special agent Tess McCallum (nicknamed "Super Fed" by an adoring media, the central investigator in previous novel Next Victim) is back, and she has got a new partner--one she does not want and does not trust. She is chasing a vicious kidnapper known as the "Rain Man," who leaves his victims chained up in a vast storm drain system underneath Los Angeles, doomed to drown unless their ransom is paid on time, and only by the City of Los Angeles, to his off-shore bank account. A freelance security agent named Abby Sinclair, who specializes in putting stalkers behind bars, often by extra-legal means, has already had her hooks in the case for a while and is working for a woman who may have been targeted--and who does not trust the authorities to protect her. Since a rainstorm has already started, the time available to save a woman's life is very brief--and there are already two dead victims to demonstrate the high cost of making mistakes or even just being too slow to act. Only by working together can the two investigators piece together the clues to help them figure out who (and maybe even how many people) the killer really is. Nail-biting suspense, unexpected story twists, and surprise piled upon surprise all work together to deliver an irresistible read and an incredible page-turner of a story.
Psychiatrist Robin Cameron seems on the verge of success with an experimental program that uses a magnetic helmet to trigger, then modify, old angers that cause criminal behavior. She has been working with a promising candidate for behavior modification, an atypical serial killer named Justin Gray. His murders of high school girls involved mixed motivation--he didn't torture them or sexually molest them, and he has to drink to deal with death. Another very reluctant subject of her experimental treatment is LAPD Sergeant Alan Brand, who unwittingly admits to a cold-blooded killing while under Robin's care. When Gray escapes and Robin's teenage daughter, Megan, is kidnapped, Robin does not know whom to accuse--or whether there is something even darker, nastier, and more complicated afoot. The story takes place over a period of only two days, and the suspense does not let up until the last page.
Abby Sinclair stalks a stalker of a US Congressman who believes he's being shadowed by a woman who's an ex-employee of his.
Tess McCallum is a blonde, gray-eyed, single, and totally dedicated FBI agent whose work and personal life have both been stuck in neutral since the traumatic night she came home to find her fellow FBI agent and secret lover ritually murdered by the slippery sex killer she had been pursuing. Her target, Mobius, is a crafty, complex, and completely insane serial killer. His unique scariness lies in his ordinariness; he is an Everyman who could be just about anyone . . . or anywhere. Now, two unnervingly inactive years later, Tess gets a summons from her former boss, Assistant Director Gerald Andrus, bringing her to L.A. to investigate a suspect who seems frighteningly similar to Mobius. He is back, with a new identity and, as a result of his latest opportunistic killing, a new weapon of mass destruction (a canister of VX nerve agent), as well as a nasty plan to kill thousands all at once. Tess must unravel the puzzle and figure out the secret of Mobius before he kills her, along with a big chunk of Los Angeles. The suspense starts early and does not quit.
Abby Sinclair hunts stalkers, bringing them down before they explode. And when the stalker of a television news anchor steps out from the shadows, Abby moves in--for the kill...
John Cray is being hunted. For him, this is a shock, for normally he is the hunter. Thus begins another cat and mouse game with John Cray chasing his stalker. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that his hunter is a face from the past. One that he thought was long gone.
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