In this gripping new series by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden, a disgraced FBI profiler must save her reputation by stopping a sadistic killer she knows all too well
Former FBI agent Samantha Dark was one of the most respected profilers in the bureau, an expert on the twisted minds and dark hearts of the most depraved criminals. But when her own former lover turned out to be the serial killer she was hunting, Samantha's career was destroyed. Blamed for the FBI's failure on the complex case, Samantha left Washington, DC, for the quiet anonymity of Alabama.
Now an all-too-familiar killer is hunting once again. She can catch the cunning assassin, but that means putting her trust in her former partner, Blake Gamble. Ex-military, Blake is tough, protective, precise. With her entire life on the brink, she knows he wants her back in the FBI…and possibly more.
But someone else wants her, too. A threat is waiting in the dark, a killer who has set his sights on the ultimate trophy victim—Samantha.
Eden (Broken Angel) shines with this taut romantic thriller, which opens her Killer Instincts series. Hotshot profiler Samantha Dark leaves the FBI in disgrace after her ex-lover, Georgetown professor Cameron Latham, is exposed as a serial killer. But her former law enforcement partner, Blake Gamble, isn't ready to let her go. Blake knows that not everything is as it seems and that Samantha's plan to hide out in her old Alabama hometown won't save her. Hiding in plain sight, Cameron is determined to show Samantha a lesson, and what's even worse is that Cameron has an acolyte, a student who's trying to impress his mentor. As the body count rises, Samantha and Blake race to find these predators before they become prey. Eden pulls readers into Samantha's head from the first page and takes them on a first-class thrill ride, complete with effective red herrings and characters who practically leap off the page. This tale could have been ripped from today's newspaper headlines; it's deeply disturbing and impressively believable.