Smoky Barrett

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 599 ratings

Shadow Man Publisher's Summary

Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best, until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead, but her life was shattered forever.

Now Smoky dreams about picking up her weapon again. She dreams about placing the cold steel between her lips and pulling the trigger one last time. Because for a woman who's lost everything, what is there left to lose?

She's about to find out.

In all her years at the Bureau, Smoky has never encountered anyone like him, a new and fascinating kind of monster, a twisted genius who defies profilers' attempts to understand him. And he's issued Smoky a direct challenge, coaxing her back from the brink with the only thing that could convince her to live.

The killer videotaped his latest crime, an act of horror that left a child motherless, then sent a message addressed to Agent Smoky Barrett. The message is enough to shock Smoky back to work, back to her FBI team. And that child awakens something in Smoky she thought was gone forever.

Suddenly the stakes are raised. The game has changed. For as this deranged monster embarks on an unspeakable spree of perversion and murder, Smoky is coming alive again, and she's about to face her greatest fears as a cop, a woman, a mother, and a merciless killer's next victim.

©2006 Cody McFadyen (P)2006 Books on Tape
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  • Book 1

    • Shadow Man

    • By: Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Once, Special Agent Smoky Barrett hunted serial killers for the FBI. She was one of the best, until a madman terrorized her family, killed her husband and daughter, and left her face scarred and her soul brutalized. Turning the tables on the killer, Smoky shot him dead, but her life was shattered forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Horrifying, excellent

    • By Lee on 10-01-08

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • The Face of Death

    • By: Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    “I want to talk to Smoky Barrett or I’ll kill myself.” The girl is sixteen, at the scene of a grisly triple homicide, and has a gun to her head. She claims “The Stranger” killed her adoptive family, that he’s been following her all her life, killing everyone she ever loved, and that no one believes her. No one has.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I just can't get through this book!

    • By Annie on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • The Darker Side

    • A Smoky Barrett Thriller
    • By: Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Special Agent Smoky Barrett has been to hell and back - her husband and child were murdered years ago - and now a serial killer who calls himself "The Preacher" wants to teach her a lesson about divinity. A high-profile politician's daughter is killed mid-flight on her way to Washington, DC, and the only clue is a silver cross that has been left in her side.

    • out of 5 stars
    • The darker side

    • By Evelyn on 07-22-10

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 4

    • Abandoned

    • A Thriller
    • By: Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intense psychological thriller

    • By Michele on 09-30-10

    Regular price: $24.49