Serial killer Eric Spears is far from done. He has chosen his next victim, and Deputy Chief Jess Harris knows it's only a matter of time until he comes for her. Don't miss the next thrilling installment of the Faces of Evil!
The serial killer known as the Player is taunting Jess Harris with pictures of his victims. He has dragged her into another of his deadly games. But Jess has a job to do in Birmingham. She's a deputy chief and her unit's latest case involves one of Birmingham's oldest and coldest cases.For two decades the Man in the Moon stole a little girl each year on the night of a harvest moon. Then suddenly he stopped, and the case was never solved. Now, 13 years after the last child was taken, Jess receives a gift from the Man in the Moon - the remains of his final victim.
Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror.
"Is Jess Brenda Lee Johnson of The Closer?"
Pages torn from a journal... brutal murders... dark, ugly secrets. Jess Harris has a new case, one that is sure to shake the very foundation of Birmingham's wealthy and powerful. More than a decade ago the "Five" had it all. In twenty-four hours they would graduate and head off to their Ivy League destinations. Except one last midnight celebration ended in death, and now, twelve years later, someone wants revenge.
The Player is a master in the art of torture and murder. No one had ever gotten close to capturing him until Special Agent Jess Harris targeted him with her relentless determination. Jess's actions may have cost her a job with the bureau, but the Player still wants his vengeance and he'll make Jess pay in ways she never imagined. The first victim is Jess's friend - and the killer won't stop there. With each new death, Jess becomes more certain that the only way to stop the Player is to give him what he really wants: Her.
When Jess Harris moved back to her Alabama hometown, she thought she'd left her past behind her. But the blood bath the new Major Crimes deputy chief finds at a murder scene is beyond even the savagery of Eric Spears, the serial killer who now haunts Jess's life with terrifying text messages. Amid eerie echoes of the Charles Manson - like massacre, Jess investigates the dismemberment of a cop's wife, carried out while the woman's baby lay sleeping down the hall.
"good story, narration not so great"
When a high-tech gadget she discovered at her latest suicide cleanup gets a detective - and former lover - killed, Alex is propelled into the kind of dangerous plot spy novels are made of. Wyatt Murphy, the brooding deep cover agent shadowing her every move, makes Alex yearn for things she's never wanted before. But can Alex trust the sexy stranger to keep her safe without stealing her heart?
As sheriff of Kenner City, Colorado, Patrick Martinez couldn’t believe the body of an FBI agent had turned up in his normally quiet jurisdiction. Even more shocking was the appearance of Officer Sabrina "Bree" Hunter, a painful yet passionate memory he’d hoped to leave buried in his past. Now, working side by side was crucial to solving this case. But one look from her dark eyes and Patrick couldn’t fight the attraction that still left him powerless - nor ignore the secret he knew she was holding onto. Then a stalker set his sights on Bree, and Patrick learned just how deep that secret ran....
"Where is the Ending?"
Jess is ready to start the next chapter in her life as the new deputy chief of Birmingham's major crimes division. But with her first love, Chief of Police Dan Burnett, acting as her new boss, it looks like Jess won't be able to put the past behind her that easily.
"A roller coaster!!"
Todd Thompson had been given the greatest opportunity of his new career: a chance for a permanent position at the prestigious Colby Agency. His assignment: to locate a prominent geneticist's missing pregnant wife. Trouble was, working side by side with Serena Blake, the brainy beauty who suspected foul play, provoked certain feelings Todd couldn't ignore. And when a series of mysterious incidents put Serena in jeopardy, Todd vowed he'd stop at nothing to keep her safe.
In jeopardy and running for her life, Kelly Parker was the lone witness to a ghastly triple murder. And her only chance for survival rested on the impossibly broad shoulders of Trent Tucker. His mission: Protect Kelly from a deadly threat while unraveling the clues of a complicated case. Though the ex-bounty hunter turned Colby Agent knew he should keep his professional distance from Kelly, his feelings for the young beauty became increasingly personal. But would the combustible passion that raged between them be extinguished by the killer on their trail?
Detective Bobbie Gentry has one objective: to stop the serial killer who robbed her of her husband, her child, and her life. Nick Shade understands Bobbie's pain - and her desire for vengeance. He's on a mission of his own, and the murderer known as the Storyteller is next on his list. Nick knows that the best way to find his target is to stick close to Bobbie. But as she becomes more and more reckless in her attempts to lure the Storyteller out of hiding, he has to make a choice.
Ten years ago... Special Agent Jess Harris has closed another tough case, and now she's determined to make it home to spend Christmas with her only family, her sister. Jess needs a break, and taking it far away from work is the only way to keep her mind off the many faces of evil waiting in the stack of case files on her desk. Running into the past wasn't part of the plan... Daniel Burnett was Jess' first love. She'd fallen hard for him in high school. Together they'd gone off to college with big dreams.
Julie Barton is in serious trouble. She recently discovered that her husband is a cheater. If that isn't bad enough, she also learned that the man she thought she knew and loved is deeply involved in illegal activities. When she walked out, determined to start over, she had no idea just how far the man who had vowed to love and to cherish her would go to make her sorry until she found him murdered - in her bed. Now, the only person who believes her story is, unfortunately for Julie, the one man with the most to gain from the murder.
Elizabeth Young is FBI agent Collin MacBride's prime suspect in the murder of a prominent Manhattan psychiatrist - the one and only lead in an ongoing investigation. Elizabeth had motive - her affair with the doctor hadn’t ended well. She had means - the exquisite antique dagger she’d given him as a gift was buried to the hilt in his chest. She had opportunity - dinner with Elizabeth had been penciled in on the doctor’s calendar for the night he was murdered. Yet Mac can’t bring himself to believe she did it.
All Savannah Calloway wants for Christmas is a chance to prove her talent with an engine...and hot young NASCAR driver Mackenzie Briggs is ready to play Santa. But they soon find that winning the race isn't nearly as important as winning each other's hearts.
"A Nascar Holiday"
Jill Ellington's twin sister hasn't spoken a word since she allegedly murdered her husband, and her three-year-old son is missing. No one in the small, idyllic town of Paradise saw or heard a single thing. The chief of police already has Jill's twin convicted and her nephew dead and buried. Jill is going to need a miracle to uncover the truth.
Detective Sarah Cuddahy lost her daughter five years ago. Work is all she has left and right now, she has six missing children on her case board. She's hoping for a miracle. She desperately needs a break in this case. Having her estranged husband, FBI Agent Tom Cuddahy, show up and take the case in a whole new direction isn't the miracle she'd expected. Each time she looks into his eyes, all she can see is the truth - they lost their little girl because Sarah made a mistake.
He awoke with a ring on his finger. Only problem was Specialist Jason Grant couldn't remember a wedding. But he did recognize the beautiful woman in his Vegas hotel suite as CIA operative Ginger Olin. Being newlyweds was the perfect cover to expose whoever was targeting Jason. Then Gin laid down ground rules. Passion and affection were for the public only. In private, it was hands off.
Someone was out to get Thomas Casey. His profession had taught him to trust no one. So when Johara di Rossi abducted him on his way to his beloved niece's wedding, Thomas assumed the worst - despite their intimate history. Though attachments made him vulnerable, Thomas was haunted by regret for walking away from Jo years ago. No other woman had stirred such intense desire in him.
"Missed this one but good to go back and fill in the plot"