Dallas Police Criminal Intelligence Detectives Frank Pierce and Rob Soliz arrive at a grisly murder scene to find a woman strung up and gutted like an animal. Homicide detectives find a blood-stained photo of the Dallas mayor and his family torn from a local paper on the ground and conclude this constitutes a possible threat against His Honor. Since part of the criminal intelligence unit's duties is to protect the mayor, Frank and Rob work the investigation with DPD homicide. The Dallas FBI calls a meeting the next day and announces the murder was the work of a serial killer. Agents from the Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico are present at the meeting and the lead agent, Layla Barbee, takes a particular interest in Frank. She invites him and Rob to participate in an inter-agency taskforce to trap the killer. Frank is hesitant, but Rob convinces him to do it because a serial killer murdered his uncle.
Frank discovers too late Layla Barbee is a dangerous agent. Her reputation in the Bureau includes shooting more than one serial killer—this is blood sport for her. Taskforce or not, the killer, Perry, continues murdering women in Dallas. His tragic backstory is recounted throughout as he comes to grips with the cruel physical and mental abuse he endured as a child from his mother. As Rob and Frank travel with the mayor to a remote ranch in the Texas Hill Country to attend his father's funeral, they fail to recognize a critical fact regarding the serial killer.
They're his next target.
Larry Enmon retired from the U.S. Secret Service and started writing. During his career he acted as liaison between the USSS and FBI, working in the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He received special training from the FBI and CIA in anti-terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
For relaxation, and to get away from the city, he likes to spend time at his ranch in rural Eastern Texas. With 200+ acres, private shooting range, a 2 ½ acre pond, and miles of woodland trails to explore on four-wheelers and RTV’s, it’s the perfect getaway.
He swims four miles a week, holds...
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