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Abandonedby Cody McFadyen
Cody McFadyen's fourth novel pushes FBI agent Smokey Barrett and her team into the dark game of a perverse serial killer who kidnaps and keeps his victims for years before disposing of them. McFadyen's characters are complex and his plot is sinister and driven. Barrett is not the usual drop-dead gorgeous female hero, but rather a woman scarred both inside and out who struggles daily with the nature of evil. Abandoned twisted, turned, and kept me on the edge until the end. The story works as a stand-alone, but treat yourself and read the series in order, starting with Shadow Man.
Synopses & Reviews
He doesnt kill for thrills, for sex, or even for power.
Its far more twisted than that….
Cody McFadyen, acclaimed author of The Darker Side, The Face of Death, and Shadow Man, delivers this shocking new thriller that brings to light a psychopath unlike any weve ever seen—a killer who thrives in absolute darkness and doesnt derive pleasure from the kill. And only one woman has the ability to see him coming…even if its already too late to stop her own murder.
For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, the wedding of one of their own was cause for celebration. Until a woman staggered down the aisle, incoherent, emaciated, head shaved, and wearing only a white nightgown.
No one knows who she is or where shes come from—or why shes chosen to appear in a church filled with law enforcement agents. Then a fingerprint check determines that the woman has been missing for nearly eight years—that once she was someones wife, someones mother…and a cop. Imprisoning her in a dark cell, depriving her of any contact with the outside world, her enigmatic captor was a man she didnt know and who seldom spoke, who punished her only when she failed to follow his most basic instructions designed to keep her alive.
Cold, businesslike, seemingly indifferent to his victims, hes a predator with an M.O. as terrifyingly inscrutable as any Smoky has ever encountered. As she fits together the pieces of what remains of his victims fractured life, a chilling picture emerges of a killer every bit as calculating, masterful, and professional as Smoky and the team she leads—a professional psychopath who doesnt take murder personally and never makes a mistake.
Theres a reason he let one of his victims go free. And by the time Smoky pierces the darkness of his twisted mind, it may cost her more than she can bear to lose to escape. For a trap snapped closed the moment she took this case too much to heart.
In the fourth heart-stopping thriller from this supremely gifted storyteller ("Booklist"), FBI agent Smoky Barrett is chasing a serial killer who's in it for the money--and the ultimate price may be Barrett's life.
About the Author
Cody McFadyen lives in California. He is the author of The Darker Side, The Face of Death, and Shadow Man, which was an international bestseller.
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