Jefferson Winter is back in James Carol's second thriller featuring the ex-FBI profiler from the bestselling Broken Dolls.
Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter has taken a new case in sunny Louisiana, where the only thing more intense than the heat is a killer on the loose in the small town of Eagle Creek. But in a town where secrets are rife and history has a way of repeating itself, can Winter solve the case before someone else dies?
This is an enjoyable ticking-clock thriller of small town secrets and lies. Jefferson Winter is a modern day Sherlock Holmes but with major demons needing Mozart to function and whisky to sleep.
A man sets Sam Galloway, prominent lawyer from a respected family, on fire, burning him to death - and there’s a video of it. Genius ex-FBI Profiler Jefferson Winter is hired to catch the killer in a name your price job. Winter is in demand you see. He’s like a storm chaser, traveling the States in search of his next trail of devastation. Only, in Winter’s case, it’s serial killers he’s after. Winter’s own father was such a killer and lived a normal life hiding his murders in plain sight. Winter knows the signs, can get inside the head of these sick individuals and, despite no evidence that Galloway was killed by a serial killer, Winter is convinced that he was, especially when a graphic ticks down to what is assumed will be the next slaying.
An outsider with unusual methods, Winter investigates the residents of Eagle Creek’s small community whilst suspecting the killer to be a cop. It’s clear that this killer is as smart as Winter and a cat and mouse chase ensues. In choosing a local rookie, Taylor, to assist him with his investigation, Winter has his ‘Watson’, a sidekick to fire questions at and explain his methods. This later extends to Taylor's female acquaintance. Their relationship together, and with Winter, provides an unexpected development and there's a shocking twist.
The banter flies in this pacy, punchy page turner. A series that’ll have Winter hunting serial killers for years to come.
About James Carol:
James Carol was born in Scotland in 1969, where he spent his early years. He moved to England in the eighties and has lived there ever since. At various times he has worked as a guitarist, sound engineer, guitar tutor, journalist, and a horse riding instructor.
When he’s not writing, James spends his time training horses and riders. He relaxes by writing and recording music. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.