Alex Troutt Thriller Series #2
The pursuit of the truth. The hunt for a life.
For the first time in months, FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt feels almost normal, hanging out at a local bar with friends after work. Not long into the evening she stumbles over one of the most disturbing images she has ever seen.
And that’s only the beginning.
A body is found in Lowell, the human damage, once again, inconceivable. Hours later, another strike. Pushing heartache aside, Alex immerses herself in the investigation. But with every new clue comes a new twist.
With the killing spree drawing the attention of every intelligence and law enforcement agency in a five-state radius, Alex is forced to partner with an egomaniac from the CIA. Yet, even with limitless resources, every step forward proves to be a step too late, the kill list seemingly endless.
Once the killer makes it personal, Alex is left with no other option—she must confront the person who destroyed her life to try to cease the vicious murders. And when she finally learns the killer’s end game, every second counts if she has any hope of stopping the brutal killings.
The hunt will end. Will Alex?
As she begins her daunting quest to uncover the black spots on her memory, what she finds isn’t sweet or charming or even pleasant. And that’s when she begins to question everything, including herself.
Her work as a Special Agent for the FBI is only a distraction, serving as a mental metronome…anything to crank the gears of her feeble mind.
And then it happens—a bizarre, ritualistic murder. She loses herself in her work, fully immersed in the investigation. Unable to recall even her own kids, she’s somehow able to formulate coherent theories on what type of person could pull off such a sickening act.
As her mind slowly plugs a few memory gaps, her emotions are scrambled by the reality of her worlds colliding. And the resulting explosion tears her in two.
Can she pick up all the incendiary fragments to solve the twisted crime while she clings to some semblance of sanity?
One woman can only keep so much…AT Bay.
About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
This is book 2 in the Alex Troutt series, and this can easily be read as a stand alone, however I advise you read AT Bay first as something’s that happen in that book coincide with this book.
After the events of AT Bay, the killer is now behind bars awaiting trial and Alex finds herself working with her old partner Nick again and they are in the Violent Crimes Unit now. If that doesn’t give you an idea behind this story then I don’t know what will.
They end up playing a game of cat and mouse with what they initially believe to be a copy cat killer – targeting cheating husbands. The murder scenes are gory, bloody and so vivid not to mention violent, also they are enough to make you go eww. They connect the dots and find out that there is someone who is connected the man in jail and when all the connections start making sense it is a race to stop the final murder taking place. The murderer in question also singles out Alex and leaves taunting messages at each of the crime scenes.
Do they make it in time? Can the FBI and CIA work together to catch the killer?
This was an intense read that will have you hooked from the start and it is a real page turner. I was up until the wee small hours reading! I love how we see Alex still getting her memory back and I have no idea how John Mefford will top this one in terms of the gory murders.
Brilliant book and cant wait to the read next one, I can imagine it will be yet another roller coaster for Alex!
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