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An Evil Mind by Chris Carter
  

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The sixth in a series to feature Robert Hunter but all can easily be read as stand-alone thrillers. This one poses that eternal question, nature or nurture? Are you born evil or can you become evil? The FBI pick up a man with two severed heads in his boot (trunk … we are in America) and after much interrogation he finally says he will only speak to Hunter. Turns out the two were friends at college. There then follows an intricate mind game with Hunter and his deputy manipulated by the very clever killer. It has a race-against-time conclusion with some stomach churning violence but it is the psychological aspect that makes this a terrifying and compulsive read. Highly recommended.

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Synopsis

An Evil Mind by Chris Carter

A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - can he be believed? The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they're forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could've foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed ...until now.

About the Author

Chris Carter

Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney's Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions. Having departed for Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Chris spent ten years as a guitarist for numerous bands before leaving the music business to write full-time. He now lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st July 2014

Author

Chris Carter

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www.chriscarterbooks.com/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781471132193

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