ALLISON DOYLE’S NEW CASE WILL MAKE HER CAREER . . . IF SHE LIVES TO SOLVE IT.
Motive, opportunity, and no alibi—rookie detective Allison Doyle knows it’s as close to a slam dunk as most investigations get. But even though her small-town Texas police department has identified a prime suspect in a young woman’s vicious murder, she can’t rest easy. And when legendary FBI profiler Mark Wolfe shows up with a startling new theory, all her doubts are amplified. If Wolfe is correct, the real killer is an elusive psychopath who has left a trail of bodies behind him. And he’s just days away from his next kill. . . .
Allison was supposed to be Wolfe’s way into the case, nothing more. But she’s ambitious, stubborn, and far too tempting. With the help of her contacts at the Delphi Center crime lab, Wolfe is within striking distance of the monster he’s pursued for ten years. Except the closer Allison and Wolfe get, the more reason there is to fear. Because with a predator this brutal, every thread of evidence can make a difference between hunting a madman—and becoming hunted yourself.
Griffin s winning fifth Tracers forensic romance (after Snapped) cranks up the pace. Special agent Mark Wolfe, an accomplished profiler for the FBI, has been hunting the serial killer called the Death Raven since 2000. When the murder of a young girl hits his radar, he enlists the help of police detective Allison Doyle. She s technically not on the case and the police aren t receptive to FBI interference, but she trusts Mark s belief that the murder is linked to the Death Raven. Scientists at the famous Delphi Center, a cutting-edge forensic research facility, help Mark and Allison stop a madman before he strikes again. The pace is wickedly fast and the story is tight and compelling, diminished only by cookie-cutter chemistry between Mark and Allison. Griffin excels at detailing the mystery and the chase, and forensic science junkies will love the in-depth look at intricate technology.
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I love LG and all of the books I’ve read of hers, except this one. I didn’t relate with Allison, I didn’t fall in love with Mark, and the attacks were at the limit of what I could tolerate reading about. Ah well. On to the next in the series!
I liked some of the writing, loved the high-tech part and the storyline. However, the author’s choice to make the heroine klutzy and often unobservant left me with mixed feelings. The main character Allison has endearing qualities and I love her fire and spirit. She goes for what she wants. But by the time the book ends I felt she might want to seek an alternative career - a less dangerous career. Admittedly, I do not like love stories mixed in with my crime thrillers so I deducted a point off for that as it was way too predictable. A nice read overall, but I can’t say this book has me wanting to read more of this series.
This book was a page turner! I really enjoyed the storyline and it was very well written.