The thrilling sequel to The Killing Season, a new energetic crime saga featuring Carter Blake, a protagonist in the tradition of Jack Reacher, Alex Cross, and Jason Bourne.
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.
That’s when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He’s a skilled man hunter with an uncanny ability to predict the Samaritan’s next moves. At first, Allen and her colleagues are suspicious. After all, their new ally shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man they are tracking. But as the Samaritan takes his slaughter to the next level, Blake must find a way to stop him…even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him.
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“Despite a familiar plot line—the hunt to stop a serial killer—even jaded genre readers will be absorbed by Cross’ second thriller featuring manhunter Carter Blake…Cross makes the most of perspectives alternating among Blake, Allen, and the Samaritan, building up to a logical but surprising climax.”