Thursday, March 10, 2011

Review and Giveaway!! The Shepherd by Ethan Cross

From the Book Jacket:

Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others, while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering. When both men become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of our government, Marcus finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse trapped between a twisted psychopath and a vigilante with seemingly unlimited resources. Aided by a rogue FBI agent and the vigilante’s beautiful daughter -a woman with whom he’s quickly falling in love- Marcus must expose the deadly political conspiracy and confront his past while hunting down one of the most cunning and ruthless killers in the world.

First of all, I have to thank author Ethan Cross for contacting me about reviewing his novel, The Shepherd. I am always up for a good thriller, and that's exactly what I got.

I was hooked from page 1, the action started immediately. And it didn't let up! There were twists and turns that I totally wasn't expecting - a great asset for a thriller!

The book stars Marcus Williams, a former NYC detective who is trying to leave a troubled past behind him. His journey takes him to a small Texas town after he inherits a ranch from his aunt who recently passed away.

Francis Ackerman, Jr is a demented serial killer on the loose in Texas. He lies in wait in his victims homes until he can subdue them. Once his victims are in his hands, he invites them to "play a game" with him. Though, the killer knows how each game will end.

Combine these two men with a surprising conspiracy, and non stop action and suspense ensue.

Once I really got going on this novel, I didn't want to put it down. Both of the main characters had story lines that were very captivating. Cross comes up with intriguing and disturbing pasts for both men, and one might wonder about the blurred lines between doing good and causing harm. The novel comes to a surprising conclusion, but still leaves us hanging, as this is the first book in a new series. I am definitely looking forward to the next installment!!

Be sure to check out the Book Trailer for The Shepherd!!

Now, I think you should read this thriller, too!! So, it's time for another giveaway!! All you have to do is fill out the form below!!! Last day to enter is Wednesday, March 23, and I'll announce a winner using on Thursday, March 24! Good luck to you all!! This giveaway is open to anyone!!

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