by Cynthia Eden
Paperback: 416 pages
Available: July 27, 2010
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book received from: Hachette
TWO BRILLIANT AGENTS
FBI Special Agent Monica Davenport has made a career out of profiling serial killers. But getting inside the twisted minds of the cruel and the sadistic has taken its toll: She’s walled herself off from the world. Yet Monica can’t ignore fellow agent Luke Dante, the only man who ever broke through her defenses.
ONE DREAM TEAM
Luke has the unique ability to put victims at ease . . . professionally, he and Monica made a perfect team. Now they’re reunited to catch a murderer who uses his victims’ deepest, darkest fears for sport – but their investigative skills aren’t enough. Luke and Monica will have to face the secrets from their past, the ones that terrify them the most, if they are to have a future together.
But can they catch a killer whose weapon is . . .
“What scares you?” It’s the one question a killer has to know before he snatches his next victim. A killer who sets up his victims to face their greatest nightmare while he gets off on their fear and pain. That is the dramatic structure to the first installment of the Deadly Series and get ready to be shakin’ in your boots! Not only is there a serial killer on the loose to keep the hair on your neck on edge, but there is some scorchin’ hot sexin’ going on between the two FBI agents assigned to the case.
Special Agent Monica Davenport has a secret. A secret that drives her to profile serial killers. She’s intelligent, beautiful, resilient and has a knack for being able to think like a killer in order to capture the sick and twisted. All sex, power and temptation, Southern bred Special Agent Luke Dante hides a secret as well. A secret that fuels him to protect crime victims. Both have a past together at Quantico where they trained to be agents. Now, years later, Davenport and Dante are brought together once again on the Serial Services Division (SSD) to capture the latest killer known as “The Watchman.” The Watchman has learned how to torture and kill from one of the best serial killers in the South. He studies his victims for months to find what they fear worse than death. Once captured, he can torture them for days with that fear before killing them. There are major secrets hidden by all the characters involved which play a pivotal role to the storyline and the killer keeps you guessing his identity up until the end. There is also an undeniable chemistry and sexual connection between Davenport and Dante. Their connection is immediately reignited upon their reunion in the SSD and let me say it boils off and on throughout the hunt for the killer.
Ms. Eden balances a perfect blend of sexual tension, romance, and suspense in this story. One minute, I was fanning myself from the fierce, raw sex and the next minute I was double checking the locks on my front door! Wow, just wow! I had high expectations when Larissa Ione/Demonica Series slaps a quote on the front of Deadly Fear’s cover: “I dare you to not love a Cynthia Eden Book!” I don’t know where I’ve been that I have not picked one of Ms. Eden’s books before but “stop the press.” If her other books are anything like the quality of Deadly Fear, I am running out to by them! What an action packed, high suspense, hot, read! This is the beginning of a new series for Ms.Eden and I am already biting my lip raw for the next installment!
If you enjoy psychological thrillers like Silence of the Lambs mixed with a badass heroine that is as hot in bed as she is on a killer’s trail, Deadly Fear is one crime you don’t want to miss!
“I want you.” The words came out, bold, a little fast, from her lips.
And those words – they made him hard.
He gave a nod. “I’ll have you again.”
She gave a real smile. Just a flash. “No Dante, I’ll have you.”
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Other books in the series:
Deadly Heat – 2/2011
Deadly Lies – 3/2011
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