From the national bestselling mystery novelist the Wall Street Journal calls “One terrific writer” comes a heart-pounding thriller pitting a deadly serial killer against two determined FBI agents.
Is it possible to create a serial killer? FBI Special Agent Ken Linderman (last seen alongside Jack Carpenter in bestseller The Night Monster) is about to find out. A serial killer has kidnaped seventeen-year-old Wayne Ladd, and is putting the boy through the Program, a fiendish project designed to turn young boys into raging killers. Along with hot-headed FBI Agent Rachel Vick, Linderman must race against the clock to save Wayne before he’s turned into a monster.
With the odds against them and time running out, Linderman and Vick will stop at nothing to save Wayne, and bring a sadistic criminal to justice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Swain is the author of fourteen national bestselling mystery novels. His novels have been translated into Russian, French, Japanese, and German, and have been chosen as mysteries of the year by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Swain has received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida book award for Fiction, and the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Fiction.
PRAISE FOR JAMES SWAIN’S JACK CARPENTER SERIES
“These books are non-stop nail biters.”
– Lee Child
“Swain is one terrific writer.”
–The Wall Street Journal
“Swain uses language with such blunt force he could be hammering in nails.”
–The New York Times Book Review
“The only problem with Swain’s riveting thrillers is they end.”
“Immensely satisfying... evokes memories of Will Graham, the FBI profiler in Thomas Harris’ brilliant Red Dragon.”
–The Providence Journal
“Swain is nothing short of marvelous.”
“One of today’s best suspense writers.”
“This series moves like a bullet train on overdrive.”