He took her life, but left her alive.
Three years ago, reporter Kate Johnson was the first victim-and only survivor-of the Broadcast Butcher. Scarred both physically and psychologically by the brutal serial killer, Kate lives life on the run, knowing that one day, he will find her and finish what he started.
In the pursuit of justice, you sometimes have to step outside the law.
Agent Hayden Reed spends his life chasing monsters. The only way to stay sane is to detach, but the second the Broadcast Butcher case crosses his desk, Hayden knows this is the case that might just cost him his soul. To catch this vicious murderer before he strikes again, Hayden must find Kate and earn her trust. For it's her darkest secrets that hold the key to stopping this madman once and for all . . .
Coriell's Apostles series launch is a true roller-coaster ride of romantic suspense. Journalist Katrina Erickson was stabbed and almost slain by a serial killer called the Broadcast Butcher. Three years later, now called Kate Johnson, she's living as an aide to Smokey Joe, a blind Vietnam veteran. Kate is alarmed when FBI agent Hayden Reed finds her and asks for her help tracking down the Butcher. Kate is certain that her brother, Jason, is the culprit, and as she works with Hayden, he's Kate's beauty and tenacity distract him from focusing on the case. Soon Hayden is most determined to keep Kate safe at all costs as their journey takes them closer to a killer. The gradual attraction between Hayden and Kate is believable and intense, as their flaws make them all too human. And the suspense is top-notch, with so many twists and turns that even the most astute reader will be riveted to the stunning conclusion.