Carter Blake

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 937 ratings

The Killing Season Publisher's Summary

The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake. That name no more belongs to me than the hotel room I was occupying when the call came in.

When Caleb Wardell, the infamous "Chicago Sniper", escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialized talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found - a man to whom Wardell is no stranger.

Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random.

But Blake and Banner soon find themselves sidelined from the case. And as they try desperately to second-guess a man who kills purely for the thrill of it, they uncover a hornet's nest of lies and corruption. Now Blake must break the rules and go head-to-head with the FBI if he is to stop Wardell and expose a deadly conspiracy that will rock the country.

Slick, fast-paced, and assured, The Killing Season is the first novel in the gripping new Carter Blake series.

©2015 Mason Cross (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Killing Season

    • Carter Blake, Book 1
    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 444

    When Caleb Wardell, the infamous "Chicago Sniper", escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialized talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found - a man to whom Wardell is no stranger. Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent start to the Carter Blake series!

    • By Wayne on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Killing Season

    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake. That name no more belongs to me than the hotel room I was occupying when the call came in.When Caleb Wardell, the infamous 'Chicago Sniper', escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialised talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found. A man to whom Wardell is no stranger.

    Regular price: $18.11

  • Book 2

    • The Samaritan

    • The Carter Blake Series, Book 2
    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this before - two and a half years ago on the other side of the country. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers whose cars have broken down. The press dub the killer "the Samaritan", but with no leads - and a killer who leaves no traces - the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Carter Blake series should not be missed...

    • By shelley on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Samaritan

    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before - two and a half years ago on the other side of the country. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads and a killer who leaves no traces, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt.

    Regular price: $19.62

  • Book 3

    • Winterlong

    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with the top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone. But news that one of Blake's old allies is dead, a man who agreed to the same deal, means only one thing: something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To say this is really good is an understatement!

    • By Jason on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Time to Kill

    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone. But news that one of Blake's old allies, a man who agreed to the same deal, is dead means only one thing - something has changed, and Winterlong is coming for him.

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 4

    • Don't Look for Me

    • A Novel
    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Six years ago the woman Carter Blake loved disappeared and told him not to ever look for her. For six long years, he kept that promise. She was a woman on the run - a woman with a secret many would kill for. It was better that she stay hidden. But now someone else is looking for her. Trenton Gage is a hit man with a talent for finding people - dead or alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another FIVE STAR Carter Blake Book...

    • By shelley on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Presumed Dead

    • By: Mason Cross
    • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Fifteen years ago, an unidentified killer terrorised Northern Georgia, killing hikers with two shots from a pistol before disposing of the bodies along the remote trails and in the rivers in the vicinity of Blood Mountain. The killer was never brought to justice. Now, Carter Blake has returned home for the first time in many years. The visit stirs old memories, including a girl from school who vanished without a trace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Carter Blake

    • By Dante McFiddleFaddle on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $21.31