The Executioner by Chris Carter, (no relation to the eponymous creator of The X-Files), is the 2nd novel in his Robert Hunter series of police procedural thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Simon & Schuster UK.
The series stars a Los Angeles police detective vs assorted serial killers. This installment pits him against a murderer who at first appears potentially ritualistic but may in fact be terrifyingly random, with an uncanny ability to seemingly read his victims’ minds.
Offered in the UK only, available at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time, available in the UK only @ Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, iTunes (this was their featured Free Book of the Week for last week, and should probably still be good through Monday UK time)
A terrifying serial killer thriller staring Detective Robert Hunter – in the bestselling tradition of Jeffery Deaver and Richard Montanari
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legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest’s head has been replaced by that of a dog.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 an elusive and sadistic 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.