‘I need your help, Detective. Fire or water?’
Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD’s Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address – a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a show devised for his eyes only immediately begins.
But the caller doesn’t want Detective Hunter to just watch, he wants him to participate, and refusal is simply not an option. Forced to make a sickening choice, Hunter must sit and watch as an unidentified victim is tortured and murdered live over the Internet.
The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically trace the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he has covered his tracks from start to finish. And before Hunter and his partner Garcia are even able to get their investigation going, Hunter receives a new phone call.
A new website address. A new victim. But this time the killer has upgraded his game into a live murder reality show, where anyone can cast the deciding vote.
My Review: This is the 5th book in the extremely awesome but gruesome Robert Hunter series and if you know me at all you will know that I think you should ALWAYS read books in order. Therefore without giving any spoilers – the book starts off with a telephone call to Robert Hunter asking him to choose how a victim should die. I didn’t think Chris Carter could shock me anymore with his gruesome killers and sick scenarios.. but he can and he did. Another fast paced and gripping thriller with Robert and his partner Garcia trying to catch another sicko before he kills again.
About the author: Chris Carter
He worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where he swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, he decided to try my luck in London, where he was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. He toured the world several times as a professional musician. A few years ago he gave it all up to become a full time writer
Books in order:
- The Crucifix Killer
- The Executioner
- The Night Stalker
- The Death Sculptor
- One by One
- An Evil Mind
- I am Death
- The Caller