A prolific and ingenious serial killer is unmasked by a Los Angeles detective with a dark past of his own in this “roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless” by Top 10 Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author Chris Carter.
A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the sheriff’s department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery: a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing, and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years.
The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception—but can he be believed?
The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for help from ex-criminal behavior psychologist and lead detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter. As he begins interviewing the apprehended suspect, terrifying secrets are revealed, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed…until now.
This dramatic and suspense-laden thriller, perfect for fans of Thomas Harris’s classic The Silence of the Lambs, has “twists and turns and cliff-hangers abound” (Booklist) and will keep you guessing until the very last page.
In this slick serial-killer thriller from bestselling author Carter (The Death Sculptor), a gruesome discovery in a Wyoming diner parking lot leads to a series of interviews at the FBI's Quantico Academy between Det. Robert Hunter, of the LAPD, and Lucien Folter, Hunter's former Stanford roommate and a fellow criminal psychologist, who's the prime suspect in some 30 cannibalistic murders. Bent on discovering the remains of all the skinned and mutilated victims, Hunter and FBI special agent Courtney Taylor, supervised by Adrian Kennedy, director of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, embark on a lurid game with Folter that culminates in a beyond-belief chase through New England and a predictable climactic bloodbath. Shallow characterizations and barely digested gobbets of textbook behavioral psychology make this lurid exercise not so much a dizzying descent into a sociopathic mind as a sensationalistic carnival ride through shaky chipped-paint scenery.
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An Evil Mind
Excellent Read! I have managed to get a hold of all Chris Carter's books. He is by far the best author I have ever read!! I hope he continues writing forever! Robert Hunter is an incredible main character, think Bob the Nailer with super intelligence and then pair Robert Hunter up with Gabriel Allon.