Published by Create Space
The title and the blood red cover of this book leave the reader in no doubt as to the content - and I for one was not disappointed.
The story is told from the viewpoint of the main character, a calculating and driven avenger, or a cold blooded killer, depending on your point of view. He methodically chooses his victims, plans their demise, and once his work is done, he vanishes into obscurity.
The police are baffled by these killings, and focus their investigation on the local newspaper reporter who they feel has knowledge of the crimes as he has covered previous stories about each of the victims. The detectives join forces with the FBI and one of their profilers works closely with one of the officers to try to build a picture of the perpetrator they are looking for.
The killer leaves a personalized message on each victim, in his own way explaining why they have been chosen, but these cause further confusion amongst the men and women attempting to solve these crimes. With no other leads to go on, they decide to bring in the reporter and his assistant for questioning with unexpected consequences for all involved in the case.
The climax of the book does not bring the story to a close, and many loose ends are left untied. I feel a sequel is in the offing and I look forward to continuing my acquaintance with this mystery assassin.
An excellent thriller which is both well written and well presented.