Synopsis:When a correctional officer climbs to the top of his watchtower and opens fire on the inmates and guards, federal investigator Marcus Williams and serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. must join forces again to unearth the truth behind the incident. What they find is a serial killer using the prison as his hunting grounds. But the Judas Killer's ambitions don't end with a few murders. He wants to go down in history and has no reason left to live.
With Ackerman undercover among the inmates and Marcus tracking down the mastermind on the outside, the team must learn the identity of the Judas Killer and stop a full-scale uprising that he's orchestrated. But the more they learn about what's happening at the prison and why the more enemies they must face. From inside the overrun facility, Marcus and Ackerman must save the hostages and stop an elaborate escape attempt while trying to determine how a rival corporation, the leader of one of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations, and an inmate with no identity only known as Demon fit into the Judas Killer's plans.
Launching a bold new cycle of novels featuring The Shepherd Organization, The Judas Game is searing, mesmerizing fiction—it's Ethan Cross at his very best.
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Ethan Cross is the award-winning international bestselling author of The Shepherd (described by #1 bestselling author Andrew Gross as “A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds.”), The Prophet (described by bestselling author Jon Land as “The best book of its kind since Thomas Harris retired Hannibal Lecter”), The Cage, Callsign: Knight, Father of Fear, and Blind Justice.
In addition to writing and working in the publishing industry, Ethan has also served as the Chief Technology Officer for a national franchise, recorded albums and opened for national recording artists as lead singer and guitar player in a musical group, and been an active and involved member of the International Thriller Writers organization and Novelists Inc.
He lives and writes in Illinois with his wife, three kids, and two Shih Tzus.
An Ethan Cross novel never disappoints, at least for me. I think the first book I read was The Prophet, book two of the Shepherd Series, that had me hooked. The Judas Game takes place primarily in a new concept type of prison. It starts when a correctional officer opens fire on some inmates and then the watchtower is on fire.
Special Agent Marcus Williams and his brother, serial killer, Frances Ackerman join again to try to solve this crime. Ackerman is on the inside, mingling amongst the inmates and Marcus is on the outside along with Special Agent Maggie Carlisle who race against the clock to stop the man named Judas along with another man, Demon and free the hostages that they have taken.
In each chapter we learn a bit more about each character, good and bad, and the Shepherd Organization. This is the fourth in the Shepherd Novel series and a great crime thriller. Ethan's writing keeps the reader glued to the page and wanting more. All of the characters are flawed in one way or other which makes this a very readable story. Plus the bad dudes are really creepy and scary, that also had me turning the pages. I enjoy each book by Ethan Cross and look forward to the next in the series.
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