Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best–until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead–but her life was shattered... show more
Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best–until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead–but her life was shattered forever. Now Smoky dreams about picking up her weapon again. She dreams about placing the cold steel between her lips and pulling the trigger one last time. Because for a woman who’s lost everything, what is there left to lose? She’s about to find out.In all her years at the Bureau, Smoky has never encountered anyone like him–a new and fascinating kind of monster, a twisted genius who defies profilers’ attempts to understand him. And he’s issued Smoky a direct challenge, coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.The killer videotaped his latest crime–an act of horror that left a child motherless–then sent a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett. The message is enough to shock Smoky back to work, back to her FBI team. And that child awakens something in Smoky she thought was gone forever.Suddenly the stakes are raised. The game has changed. For as this deranged monster embarks on an unspeakable spree of perversion and murder, Smoky is coming alive again–and she’s about to face her greatest fears as a cop, a woman, a mother…and a merciless killer’s next victim.From the Hardcover edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 27th 2007
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Smoky Barrett (#1)
Ich habe das Buch schon sehr lange auch die anderen Teile, aber irgendwie kamen immer andere Bücher dazwischen .Trotz riesigen SuB hab ich es nun mal entstaubt und war vom Buch nicht mehr weg zubekommen.Die Geschichte ging mir sehr nahe.Zum Autor: Cody McFadyen hat eine Welt für sich erschaffen die ...
This is the story of a serial killer who believes himself descended from Jack the Ripper; it has a high ick factor from the gruesome murder methods and gruesome descriptions thereof. That notwithstanding, I enjoyed the read by getting interested in the interpersonal relations of Smoky Barrett and he...
A fantastic face-paced thriller, will definitely look for the next one by this author.
I really loved this book. It was chock full of emotions, which I've missed in my latest reads. I'm a bit wary of how the next book is though because of Bonnie. I loved the plot and all the gory details. I really hope the series will continue that style. Uh and what a terrific ending, absolutely love...
I got very emotionally invested in this book very quickly. Smoky's grief was intense and painful to be a part of, but her story sucked me right in.Now that I have a little distance from it (a whole twelve hours!) I can see the things that didn't work - the sudden! sex! with a character who was just ...