Publisher’s Description: Somewhere in the Washington, D.C. area, a woman lies helpless in a box. Barely breathing. Buried alive. In Quantico, the FBI receives a coded message from the woman’s abductor. He wants to play a game: decipher the clues, save the girl. The FBI’s top cryptanalysts crack the code and Special Agent Meg Jennings and her K-9 partner, Hawk, scramble to the scene of the crime—too late. But the killer’s game is far from over . . .
Another message, another victim. The deadly pattern is repeated—again and again. As the body count mounts, Meg decides to break protocol and bring in her brilliant sister, Cara, a genius at word games, to decipher the kidnapper’s twisted clues. Meg knows she’s risking her career to do it, but she’s determined not to let one more person die under her and Hawk’s watch. If the plan fails, it could bite them in the end. And if it leads to the killer, it could bury them forever . . .
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words …SPOILERS. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
This story is ENTIRELY different than the first book. This isn’t a cookie cutter mystery series, for sure! The premise is very disturbing as the killer is asphyxiates his victims in a myriad of different ways but each victim has a remarkable resemblance to Meg. If I remember correctly, only one of several victims die thanks to Meg’s sister and Clay McCord. Meg’s sister Kara is incredible with puzzles and all the notes the killer leaves are encrypted PLUS McCord is a whiz at civil war history. Those two work together amazingly well so therein starts the romance. Todd Webb makes his move on Meg, but all of this romance is not the center of the book. The center of these books (that I’ve discovered so far) deal with the mystery and the chase of the killer. This book did not disappoint me in the least as it was the same fast paced and a great storyline.
Again, there was no sex, some foul language, a lot of close calls of death and a crazy twist at the end for the killer. I thought I had it figured out, but in the end I was close but sadly no cigar for me. Oh, and those of you who are like me and HATE cliffhangers? There is none. So far, each book finishes the case but the character building keeps evolving. Also, the narrator Angela Dawe was incredible as in the first book.
Our reviews in this series…
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