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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.
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).
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?
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. 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.
When a correctional officer climbs to the top of his watchtower and opens fire on the inmates and guards, federal investigator Marcus Williams and serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. must join forces again to unearth the truth behind the incident. What they find is a serial killer using the prison as his hunting grounds. But the Judas Killer's ambitions don't end with a few murders. He wants to go down in history and has no reason left to live. With Ackerman undercover among the inmates and Marcus tracking down the mastermind on the outside, the team must learn the identity of the Judas Killer and stop a full-scale uprising that he's orchestrated. But the more they learn about what's happening at the prison and why the more enemies they must face. From inside the overrun facility, Marcus and Ackerman must save the hostages and stop an elaborate escape attempt while trying to determine how a rival corporation, the leader of one of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations, and an inmate with no identity only known as Demon fit into the Judas Killer's plans. Launching a bold new cycle of novels featuring The Shepherd Organization, The Judas Game is searing, mesmerizing fiction-it's Ethan Cross at his very best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Die Vorgeschichte zu "e;Ich bin die Nacht"e; von Ethan Cross zum Kennenlernen. Sie dachten, sie knnten ihn kontrollieren. Aber sie irrten sich. Francis Ackerman Jr. ist einer der gefrchtetsten Serienkiller in der Geschichte der USA. Aber er ist nicht nur ein Serienkiller, er ist auch ein Serienausbrecher. Als ein Arzt, der eine bahnbrechende Behandlung fr Psychopathen entdeckt hat, seine Theorien an Ackerman testen will, sieht der Killer seine Chance auf Freiheit. Die einzigen, die ihm im Weg stehen, sind der Chef des Sicherheitsdienstes und eine junge Frau, die auf Rache sinnt... In "e;Ich bin die Nacht"e; kehrt Francis Ackerman Jr. zurck...
The pulse-pounding prequel to The Shepherd and The Prophet. 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.This ebook exclusive includes extra material: the opening chapters of Ethan Cross's gripping new thriller The Propheti, out in ebook and paperback this October. (Please note that The Cage is a direct-to-digital novella.)