The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Book - 2014
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The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake.
That name no more belongs to me than the hotel room I was occupying when the call came in.

When Caleb Wardell, the infamous 'Chicago Sniper', escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialised talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found. A man to whom Wardell is no stranger.

Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random.

But Blake and Banner soon find themselves sidelined from the case. And as they try desperately to second guess a man who kills purely for the thrill of it, they uncover a hornets' nest of lies and corruption. Now Blake must break the rules and go head to head with the FBI if he is to stop Wardell and expose a deadly conspiracy that will rock the country.

Slick, fast-paced and assured, THE KILLING SEASON is the first novel in the gripping new Carter Blake series.

Publisher: London : Orion, c2014.
ISBN: 9781409145707
Branch Call Number: FICTION CRO
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 24 cm.

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ValinOR14
Mar 23, 2019

"I find people who don't want to be found."

Speaking of found, I found The Killing Season to be utterly engaging and it kept me hooked the entire book! It tells the story of Blake, who agrees to help the FBI locate serial killer Caleb Wardell, after he escaped from a prisoner-transport van while en route to the federal correctional complex, where he was due to be executed in two weeks. From there it's hang-on-to-your-seat time! (With a few chuckles thrown in.) I loved Blake and can't wait to learn more about him in the next book!!

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Mothercat
May 03, 2015

New author to me, but I'll definitely be looking out for more: good, tight writing, good plot with a twist at the end.

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