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Author: Isabella Maldonado Narrator: Roxanne Hernandez Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The Nina Guerrera Series Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781713507253

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To a cunning serial killer, she was the one that got away. Until now…

FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera escaped a serial killer’s trap at sixteen. Years later, when she’s jumped in a Virginia park, a video of the attack goes viral. Legions of new fans are not the only ones impressed with her fighting skills. The man who abducted her eleven years ago is watching. Determined to reclaim his lost prize, he commits a grisly murder designed to pull her into the investigation…but his games are just beginning. And he’s using the internet to invite the public to play along.

His coded riddles may have made him a depraved social media superstar—an enigmatic cyber-ghost dubbed “the Cipher”—but to Nina he’s a monster who preys on the vulnerable. Partnered with the FBI’s preeminent mind hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Wade, who is haunted by his own past, Nina tracks the predator across the country. Clue by clue, victim by victim, Nina races to stop a deadly killer while the world watches.

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  • “A heart-pounding novel from page one, The Cipher checks all the boxes for a top-notch thriller: sharp plotting, big stakes, and characters—good and bad and everywhere in between—that are so richly drawn you’ll swear you’ve met them. I read this in one sitting and I guarantee you will too. Oh, another promise: You’ll absolutely love the Warrior Girl!

    - Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author
  • Intense, harrowing, and instantly addictive, The Cipher took my breath away. Isabella Maldonado has created an unforgettable heroine in Nina Guerrera, a dedicated FBI agent and trauma survivor with unique insight into the mind of a predator. This riveting story is everything a thriller should be.

    - Hilary Davidson, Washington Post bestselling author
  • Maldonado’s a writer to watch, and she showcases her own extensive law enforcement background in this tightly plotted police procedural.

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Maldonado, a former law enforcement officer, brings her experience and expertise to this gripping police procedural. With its gritty heroine, this action-packed mystery will attract readers who enjoy crime novels about the war on drugs.

    - Library Journal
  • Phoenix may be burning, but Maldonado’s star is rising. Gritty and gripping.

    - J. A. Jance, New York Times bestselling author
  • Maldonado’s writing always bristles with urgency and authority.

    - Mystery Scene Magazine
  • Delivers a brilliant and complicated heroine, accented by a take-no-prisoners plot…It’s spicy, smart, and entertaining, definitely worth your time.

    - Steve Berry, author of The Lost Order
  • A highly entertaining police procedural…Maldonado rises to her written challenge to entertain, enthrall, and engage readers in this high-octane thriller.

    - Suspense Magazine
  • A tense thriller with a strong sense of place and an insider’s look at some of the most dangerous work in law enforcement.

    - Jan Burke, New York Times bestselling author
  • The Phoenix sun isn’t the only thing burning in this thrilling debut, and I look forward to more.

    - Shannon Baker, bestselling author of the Kate Fox mystery series
  • An ex-narc leads a war against a powerful crime family. The payoff is satisfying.

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • If you’re in the mood for a nonstop exposé of every fear you’ve ever had about cartel crime, Veranda Cruz is the woman to follow.

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • Finally! A kick-ass female protagonist and an author who knows firsthand the world she writes about. The combination makes for an explosive read that grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go.

    - Alex Kava, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Lost Creed
  • Red alert to all readers of police procedurals with a strong thriller bent: Isabella Maldonado’s Death Blow delivers nonstop action with substance, grit, and surprises.

    - Lisa Preston, author of The Clincher
  • Gritty, raw, and realistic, Isabella Maldonado’s Death Blow is the real deal.

    - Bruce Robert Coffin, bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series
  • A gritty, gut wrenching, page-turning thriller featuring a woman cop bent on bringing down a twisted cartel leader for reasons of her own, Death Blow grabs you from the first jaw-dropping scene to the last, and Maldonado’s stellar writing weaves it all together.

    - Jamie Freveletti, internationally bestselling author of Blood Run
  • “The survivor of a vicious crime confronts her fears in a hunt for a serial killer…forensic analysis, violent action, and a tough heroine who stands up to the last man on earth she wants to see again.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Isabella Maldonado is an award-winning author, retired police captain, and regular contributor on News Channel 12 as a law enforcement expert. Her last police position was Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics. During her career, she was a hostage negotiator, department spokesperson, and precinct commander supervising over one hundred and fifty personnel including patrol officers, detectives, specialty units, first-line supervisors, and civilians. She was selected to attend executive management training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico. The first Latina to attain the rank of captain in her department, she received Meritorious Service and Lifesaving Awards. Isabella is a past president of the Phoenix Metro chapter of Sisters in Crime. She has written several books, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and was named one of the twenty-five best suspense books of 2018 by Book Riot.

About the Narrator

Roxanne Hernandez is an audio narrator and a top narrator choice for young adult, adult drama, and Latin American/Chicano literature. She was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2011.