The woman had been missing for almost eight years. Someone watched her, stalked her, kidnapped her, and held her captive in the dark all that time.
No ransom demand, and no suspects. No answers, even now that the woman has been found - thrown from an unmarked car in front of a beachside wedding - alive but unbearably traumatised. All she can do is scream. Tracking a kidnapper who appears to have no motive, FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett and her team are plunged into the most sinister and disturbing case of their careers. Then they start to find the others.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 04/02/2010
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780340962411
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Review by adpaton
Smokey Barrett is not your average Special Agent: a hideously scarred and mutilated dwarf, a rape survivor whose family was slaughtered before her eyes, and a crack shot, she is none the less admired by all the women and desired by all the men in the FBI office she heads up. Smokey is investigating a series of kidnappings in which the victims are kept for up to eight years and then returned, lobotomized: the only clues they have are those planted for them by the kidnapper. Predictably, Smokey is also kidnapped and brutalized, but inexplicably released within a month with only minor mutilations: she is – understandably – mad for revenge. The book is rubbish of course but pacey, exciting first class rubbish.
Review by snowcat1610
Very good. I found the method of the killer to be both original and horrifying, most definately a fate worse than death. I enjoy Smoky's battle with her humanity caused by her immersion in the depravity of the killers she seeks and i find this authors books to be very hardhitting, gripping and immensely readable. Her team she works with and her inner circle are very interesting and the line often blurs but is ultimately usually not crossed. I look forward to future installments and this author is definately one of my favourites,
Review by mazda502001
This is the 4th in the Smoky Barrett series and as good as the previous 3. Very good, shocking and edge of the seat reading.Back Cover Blurb:The woman had been missing for almost eight years.Someone watched her, stalked her, kidnapped her, and held her captive in the dark all that time. No ransom demand. No suspects. No answers, even now that the woman has been found - alive but unbearably traumatised.Hunting a kidnapper who appears to have no motive, FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett and her team are plunged into the most disturbing case of their careers.And then they find the others.