THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
“Tough, explosive, badass, and brilliant, Fearless is everything you could want in a thriller...If you like Reacher, you’ll LOVE this.” —Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End
What is a truly fearless man capable of?
They’re about to find out. . . .
Ben Koenig used to head the US Marshal’s elite Special Operations Group. His team hunted the bad guys—the really bad guys, and he could find anyone. Then one day Koenig himself disappeared.
Koenig has been on the run for six years. Now suddenly his face is on every television screen in the country and his cover is blown. A woman has gone missing, and her father will do anything to find her. He wants Koenig to discover what happened, no matter the cost.
The trail leads Koenig to a small town in the burning heat of the Chihuahuan Desert, where some people have a secret they’ll do anything to protect. But Koenig has a secret of his own: a unique condition that makes him unable to feel fear.
Now Koenig is coming for them. And they should be afraid.
With Fearless, award-winning author M. W. Craven launches a new series, featuring the man who can't feel fear, Ben Koenig.
CWA Gold Dagger winner Craven (Dead Ground) ventures to the U.S. for the first time in this tense but underwhelming series launch about the search for a kidnapping victim in Texas's Chihuahuan Desert. Anchoring the action is Ben Koenig, a former U.S. marshal whose professional slipup six years earlier stirred the ire of Russian organized crime and forced him off the grid. He's lured out of the shadows by his former boss, whose daughter, Martha, has disappeared from the campus of Georgetown University, where she was studying forensic accounting. Though he suspects Martha is already dead, Koenig agrees to investigate. Rumors that Martha was researching a suspicious energy company lead Koenig to Gauntlet, Tex., where a solar farm has sprung up, owned by a former Georgetown student with a questionable past. Once there, Koenig leans on his military training to muscle through a high-octane rescue mission. Craven excels at writing action, and his strong prose has occasional Chandleresque overtones—a worn-out waitress has "a smile like a coffin lid." The plot, though, suffers from jumpy pacing and distracting contrivances, with certain key coincidences too implausible to believe. Hopefully, Craven works out the kinks next time around.