“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)
FACE OF MURDER is book #2 in a new FBI thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews.
FBI Special Agent Zoe Prime suffers from a rare condition which also gives her a unique talent—she views the world through a lens of numbers. The numbers torment her, make her unable to relate to people, and give her a failed romantic life—yet they also allow her to see patterns that no other FBI agent can see. Zoe keeps her condition a secret, ashamed, in fear her colleagues may find out.
When women are found murdered, their bodies branded with mysterious numbers, outside Washington, D.C., the FBI, stumped, calls in Special Agent Zoe Prime to decipher the mathematical riddle and find the serial killer.
Yet the numbers make no sense. Are they a pattern? A formula?
Or do they have no meaning at all?
Zoe, reeling from her own personal troubles, hasn’t the luxury of time, as more bodies pile up, and as all eyes turn to her to solve an equation that, perhaps, cannot be solved. Will she catch the killer in time?
An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, FACE OF MURDER is book #2 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #3 in the series—FACE OF FEAR—is also available!
Character growth since Book One...
Zoe is back to use her unusual skills on another unsolvable mathematical equation from a murderer. She grows quite a bit in this book. She gains confidence while working with a former mentor. While she still desires a “conventional” life, she realizes her limitations. She makes a conscious and deliberate choice to move forward in her life. Zoe slowly opens up and discloses her condition to a few people and even responds to and initiates a romantic relationship.
Face of Fear
Enjoyed this book. Another fast paced one. Zoe and her special math skills, is becoming more normal, thanks to her new FBI partner. Together they draw on their strengths to solve complicated murders.
The stories are good but the way the main character speaks is so irritating and it’s almost making me not want to read the book anymore. “I do not know”. “I am not sure”. It’s hard to read and the use of contractions like “don’t” and “I’m” would make the words more readable. I understand she’s got a strange personality but it’s difficult to read it inside of my head like that.