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Ethan Cross - Author

About the Author

Ethan Cross was born and raised in a small town in rural Illinois. When a fireman or a policeman would visit his school, most of his classmates' heads would swim with aspirations of growing up and catching bad guys or saving someone from a blazing inferno. When these moments came for Ethan , however, his dreams weren't to someday be a cop or put out fires; he just wanted to write about it. Now his dream of telling stories on a grand scale has come to fruition with the release of his new thriller, The Shepherd. Ethan Cross still lives in Illinois with his wife and two daughters. The Shepherd is his first novel.

Featured books by Ethan Cross

Blind Justice

Blind Justice

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

An investigator with the brilliance of Lincoln Rhyme is paired with a former soldier with the determination and strength of Jack Reacher. Deacon Munroe is not your average investigator. He's intelligent, cultured, well-connected. And totally blind. Washington DC is Munroe's city. Now it's a city shaken to the core by the death of a high-ranking general and his wife. All the evidence suggests that the general killed his wife, before taking his own life. Deacon Munroe does not trust what other people see - only what he knows is true. What Munroe soon knows is that the general's death is part of a far greater plan, a sophisticated and brutal plot to kill thousands of innocent people, including those closest to Munroe himself. But with only a small team at his aid, and just hours to stop a devastating attack on the city, can Munroe unearth the truth in time to bring justice to the city? Read it in one sitting - with all the lights on . (Sun).

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The Shepherd

The Shepherd

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Meet Francis Ackerman, America's most terrifying serial killer. What excites him most is the game of chance. He likes to play with ordinary people. Innocent people. Someone just like you. If you take part in Ackerman's game, he'll stalk you, then take you prisoner. Will he let you live? Or will you die?

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Other books by Ethan Cross

I Am Hate

I Am Hate

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES Most people hate me. But everyone remembers me. In San Francisco, a ruthless criminal syndicate is building an empire on spilt blood. Among their number is 'The Gladiator'. No ordinary contract killer, the Gladiator sees himself as a modern-day Genghis Khan, determined to carve his very name onto the evolution of mankind. To stop him Ackerman and Williams face him in an arena of death where violence is inflicted for profit and pleasure. This is the Gladiator's domain, a realm in which he is undefeated... but then he's never encountered Ackerman before. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER 'A fast paced, all too real thrillerwith a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

I Am Hate

I Am Hate

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES Most people hate me. But everyone remembers me. In San Francisco, a ruthless criminal syndicate is building an empire on spilt blood. Among their number is 'The Gladiator'. No ordinary contract killer, the Gladiator sees himself as a modern-day Genghis Khan, determined to carve his very name onto the evolution of mankind. To stop him Ackerman and Williams face him in an arena of death where violence is inflicted for profit and pleasure. This is the Gladiator's domain, a realm in which he is undefeated... but then he's never encountered Ackerman before. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER 'A fast paced, all too real thrillerwith a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

I Am Wrath

I Am Wrath

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

'A fast paced, all-too-real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS. My wrath knows no bounds. Your torment knows no end. An Arizona prison officer climbs his watchtower and opens fire on the inmates and guards below. Federal investigator Marcus Williams needs to know why. What he unearths is that the prison has become the hunting ground of a psychopath known only as 'Judas'. To uncover Judas' identity, Williams must join forces with serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. While Williams works the case from the outside, Ackerman Jr. goes undercover among the prisoners on the inside. What neither of them know is just how diabolically ambitious Judas' master plan is... Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES. 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER. 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD.

I Am Wrath

I Am Wrath

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

'A fast paced, all-too-real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS. My wrath knows no bounds. Your torment knows no end. An Arizona prison officer climbs his watchtower and opens fire on the inmates and guards below. Federal investigator Marcus Williams needs to know why. What he unearths is that the prison has become the hunting ground of a psychopath known only as 'Judas'. To uncover Judas' identity, Williams must join forces with serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. While Williams works the case from the outside, Ackerman Jr. goes undercover among the prisoners on the inside. What neither of them know is just how diabolically ambitious Judas' master plan is... Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES. 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER. 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD.

I Am Pain

I Am Pain

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES You don't know the meaning of pain. Let me teach you. A father returns home to find that his family has been kidnapped. He can get them back - alive - if he agrees to pay the ransom. The price is simple: the life of an innocent. Special Agent Marcus Williams is the only one who can stop the Coercion Killer. But to do so, he must first untangle his family's dark past. A past that ties him to the infamous serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. Marcus knows that uniting with Francis will be dangerous. But the Coercion Killer has scarred their lives, and is poised to destroy many more. Sometimes stopping the worst of the worst is a job for the best of the bad. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

I Am Pain

I Am Pain

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES You don't know the meaning of pain. Let me teach you. A father returns home to find that his family has been kidnapped. He can get them back - alive - if he agrees to pay the ransom. The price is simple: the life of an innocent. Special Agent Marcus Williams is the only one who can stop the Coercion Killer. But to do so, he must first untangle his family's dark past. A past that ties him to the infamous serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. Marcus knows that uniting with Francis will be dangerous. But the Coercion Killer has scarred their lives, and is poised to destroy many more. Sometimes stopping the worst of the worst is a job for the best of the bad. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

I Am Fear

I Am Fear

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

'THE SURPRISES ARE FAST AND FURIOUS AND WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS TO READ MORE' LISA GARDNER They say face your fears. Here I am. OLD ENEMIES... Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of America's most prolifific serial killers. Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now Marcus must focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive. NEW THREATS... Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet - and his plans are more terrible than even his disciples can imagine. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

I Am Fear

I Am Fear

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

'THE SURPRISES ARE FAST AND FURIOUS AND WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS TO READ MORE' LISA GARDNER They say face your fears. Here I am. OLD ENEMIES... Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of America's most prolifific serial killers. Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now Marcus must focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive. NEW THREATS... Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet - and his plans are more terrible than even his disciples can imagine. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Francis Ackerman [is] a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD

I Am The Night

I Am The Night

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The night is dark. My soul is darker. Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. are both killers. But while Williams is tortured by the deaths he has caused, Ackerman takes pleasure in his murders. Williams is a former New York City homicide detective. Ackerman is a serial killer. And both men are about to become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of US government. They will be plunged deep into a hellish underworld of murderers and killers. They will find that there is more that connects them than divides them... and that their lives depend on it. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Ethan Cross manages to pull a new variant out of the black hat in Francis Ackerman ... a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES. 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER. 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS. 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD.

I Am The Night

I Am The Night

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The night is dark. My soul is darker. Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. are both killers. But while Williams is tortured by the deaths he has caused, Ackerman takes pleasure in his murders. Williams is a former New York City homicide detective. Ackerman is a serial killer. And both men are about to become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of US government. They will be plunged deep into a hellish underworld of murderers and killers. They will find that there is more that connects them than divides them... and that their lives depend on it. Praise for Ethan Cross: 'Ethan Cross manages to pull a new variant out of the black hat in Francis Ackerman ... a manipulative monster with a corrupt conscience' THE TIMES. 'The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more' LISA GARDNER. 'A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds' ANDREW GROSS. 'A great mix of gruesome murders, a psychotic killer, revenge and great writing' CRIMESQUAD.

The Taker

The Taker

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2020

The Judas Game

The Judas Game

Author: Ethan Cross Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Shepherd

Shepherd

Author: Ethan Cross Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

TO STOP A MONSTER...Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering.HE MUST EMBRACE THE MONSTER WITHIN HIMSELFWhen both men become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of our government, Marcus finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse trapped between a twisted psychopath and a vigilante with seemingly unlimited resources. Aided by a rogue FBI agent and the vigilante's beautiful daughter - a woman with whom he's quickly falling in love - Marcus must expose the deadly political conspiracy and confront his past while hunting down one of the must cunning and ruthless killers in the world.

Prophet

Prophet

Author: Ethan Cross Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

OLD ENEMIES...Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of America's most prolific serial killers. Having kept a low profile for the past year, he is ready to return to work - and he's more brutal, cunning, and dangerous than ever.NEW THREATS...Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now Marcus must focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive.HIDDEN TERRORS...Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet - and his plans are more terrible than even his own disciples can imagine.With attacks coming from every side, Marcus faces a race against time to save the lives of a group of innocent people chosen as sacrifices in the Prophet's final dark ritual.

Father of Fear

Father of Fear

Author: Ethan Cross Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

A father returns home to find that his family has been kidnapped and the only way to save theirlives is for him to kill another innocent person...So begins a journey that will force Special Agent Marcus Williams of the Shepherd Organization to question all that he believes, unearth his family's dark legacy, and sacrifice everything to save those he loves. In order to stop the serial murderer whom the media has dubbed the Coercion Killer, Williams must enlist the help of one of the world's most infamous and wanted men...the serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr.Rippling with intensity, charged with tension, and brimming with a relentless spirit of humanity, FATHER OF FEAR is the latest evidence that Ethan Cross is one of the finest suspense novelists on the planet.

Cage

Cage

Author: Ethan Cross Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD CONTAIN HIM...THEY WERE WRONG.Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of the most prolific serial killers in US history. But he's not only a serial killer, he's also a serial escapist. When a doctor who has discovered a ground-breaking treatment for psychopaths wants to test his theories upon Ackerman, the madman sees his chance at freedom. The only people that stand in his way are the hospital's head of security and a young woman with a personal vendetta against the killer.