The Killer Instinct series from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden continues as an FBI profiler tracks a case that resurrects ghosts from his past
Ex-SEAL Tucker Frost knows that the world is full of evil. He saw it in the face of his own brother, Jason Frost, a cold, methodical, sadistic killer. A killer Tucker put down with his own hands in order to save Jason’s final victim—Dawn Alexander, the only girl who got away from the infamous “Iceman.”
It’s Tucker’s up close and personal experience with evil that’s made him perfect for Samantha Dark’s experimental profiling division in the FBI. And when women start turning up murdered with the same MO used by the Iceman, Tucker is sent back to Louisiana to investigate.
Ten full years have passed since the night that Tucker faced down his brother…and since he last saw Dawn, his one-time lover. But as Tucker and Dawn grapple with a desire that never died, they must also face the shared shadow from their pasts. Both have the same question—has Jason Frost come back from the dead to hunt again? And this time, will he succeed in killing the victim who got away?
Eden expertly twines terror and true love in her second Killer Instinct contemporary romantic thriller (following After the Dark). As a teen, Dawn Alexander was the sole survivor of a serial killer named Jason Frost; she was saved by Jason's brother, Tucker, who shot him to save her. Seven years later, Dawn is working as a private investigator in New Orleans and is determined not to be a victim ever again. Tucker, who joined the SEALs and is now with the FBI, is an honorable man unlike his sadistic father and evil brother. When a serial killer starts operating in New Orleans with his brother's hallmarks, Tucker and his FBI team move in, not sure whether they'll find a copycat or Jason somehow returned from the dead. Either way, Tucker believes Dawn is in danger, and he'll do anything to keep her safe, even if it means sacrificing his own life. Eden employs countless red herrings, making it impossible to tell who the real killer is until the book's end. This winning tale is a tightly plotted, expertly characterized adrenaline rush from start to finish.