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Read By: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781423338833

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“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. Until now. Special Agent Smoky Barrett is head of the violent crimes unit in Los Angeles, the part of the FBI reserved for tracking down the worst of the worst. Her team has been handpicked from among the nation’s elite law enforcement specialists and they are as obsessed and relentless as the psychos they hunt; they’ll have to be to deal with this case. For another vicious double homicide reveals a killer embarked on a dark crusade of trauma and death: an “artist” who’s molding sixteen-year-old Sarah into the perfect victim – and the ultimate weapon. But Smoky Barrett has another, more personal reason for catching The Stranger – an adopted daughter and a new life that are worth protecting at any cost. This time Smoky is going to have to put it all on the line. Because The Stranger is all too real, all too close, and all too relentless. And when he finally shows his face, if she’s not ready to confront her worst fear, Smoky won’t have time to do anything but die.

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"While this Smoky novel was good I think the Serial Killer part of this one was too complex and convoluted to make sense. The reasons for the killers actions were mixed with real and metaphorical which led to some confusion. Aside from that I am really starting to like these characters. Smoky and her gang will keep you smiling and thoughtful. Be careful of your heart strings being pulled in the last couple chapters. That was some of the best payoff from long set-ups I have read in a long time."

— Dave (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " He sure does not disappoint! I cried and laughted outloud several time during reading this book. While it is very tense as he writes it to be it is also graced by some real human emotions. Read it; I cant wait to get the next one! "

    — Terry, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The sequel to Shadow Man - absolutely wonderful. I don't know if it is an intense as the first book, or if I had prepared myself to be stunned, but it was a great story. I look for more Smokey Barrett in the very near future! "

    — Holly, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I was disappointed. The first book - Shadow Man - was significantly better. Strange mix of first person and third person narratives and the build-up was too long. "

    — Henrik, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was fantastic! So much better written than the first in the series, and even though the plot was complex he doesn't lose the reader. Phenomenally awful serial killer with some very heavy and emotionally confusing themes. Totally recommend this one. "

    — Sezin, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Definitely kept me on my toes! Excellent writer, a little scary, but a serial killer "genre" with passionate, compassionate, crusty, likeable characters (the good guys, not the bad ones!) "

    — Pat, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I just adore the character Smoky Barrett that Cody MacFadyen has created. She's real and the situations she and her team face feel true to life. MacFadyen doesn't flinch at throwing Smoky problems that have no easy answer/no simple solution. And, thank goodness, no deus ex machina endings. "

    — Susan, 12/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book! Such a compelling story and extremely well-written. The subject matter is very dark and there are some uncomfortable parts that were hard to get through, but it was so, so well done. "

    — Chena, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was a non-stop page turner. It brought me to anger and tears and I loved it! "

    — Wendy, 11/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cody is an excellent writer, but his books tend to be very gruesome. If you can't handle gory details, this is not the book for you. "

    — Kim, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " a good book, very twisted "saw"-esque storyline. would make a decent movie easy-enough. some of the storylines were a bit forced at times, the story wraps up rather abruptly at the end, but all in all, an enjoyable read. "

    — Zac, 7/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not quite as good as the first, but still really really good. "

    — Kasey, 7/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I think all of Cody's books get a 5+! Again, I was up late finishing this book last night. On to the next one, The Darker Side. I've told you already...READ HIS BOOKS!!! Excellent, creepy, sick, evil...EXCELLWNT!! "

    — Danielle, 4/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really liked this book so I bought more books from Cody McFadyen "

    — Irene, 4/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " sick & twisted. each time I read one of his I wonder if I'll read another. They are really sick and twisted. They are about my limit on the sick & twisted. Maybe a little beyond. This is book 2 of 4. Girl is only survivor of massacre of adoptive family...and it's not the first time... "

    — Ellen, 11/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read if you can handle a VERY sick and twisted storyline. "

    — Lindsay, 11/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I am quite a reader, but this has got to be one of the top 5 most thought-provoking and nightmare-inducing books that I have ever read! Read it with the lights on and prepare to be scared. "

    — Jeri, 2/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this book about Smokey better than the first, The Shadow Man. Both are tough reads, very gruesome and explicit. The characters are very likeable and the author writes well. I'm looking forward to reading more about Smokey and her world. "

    — Melissa, 1/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Listened to. Not nearly as disturbing as the first one. still very graphic and sometimes the main character is annoying but the procedural stuff is interesting and it builds good plot. "

    — Coki, 12/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great suspense novel. The characters are fantastic--especially the introduction of Kirby. This is definately another one of my favorite series now. "

    — C., 8/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " a good book, very twisted "saw"-esque storyline. would make a decent movie easy-enough. some of the storylines were a bit forced at times, the story wraps up rather abruptly at the end, but all in all, an enjoyable read. "

    — Zac, 8/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great book. The best author I've discovered in 2009. "

    — Jessica, 7/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " WOW... Another great one in this series! This author comes up with the craziest plot lines and Smokey B is a great as ever. I especially liked the introduction of the girl bodyguard and hope she reappears in the next one! "

    — Jody, 6/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book and thoughtit was good and am looking forward to reading the next "

    — Afsana, 5/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I think this series gets better with each book! Nail biting story jam packed with interesting characters and a good plot. What more could a reader really want? Now, on to # 3 of 4 ... "

    — Jessica, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What a touching book. Sarah's story had me crying on and off throughout the whole book. "

    — Jennie, 4/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " oh GOD! this book is worth a million dollar!! full of blood, gore, evil and mind bugling. i thought, i looked behind my back once or twice after i read it, too horified of "the stranger." poor sarah, poor smoky, and poor bonnie. wickedly fun. "

    — Goldie, 4/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Apart from the typos (in the german version) and the boring start (for those who know the other books and characters) it's very good... And shocking. 4.5/5 "

    — sascha, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Couldn't finish this one. It was just too brutal and disgusting. I know horrible things happen to people but the description of the torture was too awful to continue. "

    — Christianne, 3/4/2011

About Cody McFadyen

Cody McFadyen is the author of The Darker Side, The Face of Death, and Shadow Man, which was an international bestseller. He lives in California.

About Joyce Bean

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.