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The Executioner by Chris Carter
  

The Executioner

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March 2011 Book of the Month.

A terrifying serial killer thriller in the bestselling tradition of Jeffery Deaver and Richard Montanari. Apparent random attacks possibly even ritualistic killings with the figure 3 scrawled in blood on the victims' chests. Who could be so sadistic and now, elusive and why?

If you like Chris Carter you might also like to read books by Richard Montanari, Patricia Cornwell and P. J. Tracy.

Synopsis

The Executioner by Chris Carter

Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of a killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim.

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 January 2013

Author

Chris Carter

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www.chriscarterbooks.com/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781471128226

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