A lightning-fast police procedural from an up-and-coming talent, The Hunted introduces a homicide detective who gets the shock of his life while tracking a most ingenious serial killerFrom a writer whose previous works Robert B. Parker declared “compelling . . . swiftly told” and James W. Hall called “top-notch” comes this first electrifying thriller featuring New York City homicide detective Frank Russo.The Hunted begins with a little girl witnessing a horrible crime. Due to the child's testimony, the murderer is convicted. Eighteen years later the killer is released on parole, and his mission is to track down the now grown woman he feels betrayed him. A deranged dance of masked identities ensues, and it is up to newly single homicide detective Frank Russo to unravel the case.
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SHE NEVER TRULY hated her father until that night. It began as the others had. The voices awakened her around midnight. She buried her face under the pillow but the voices found her.
"You stupid cow. You’re so dumb, you still don’t know how to do it right, do ya? Do you?"
A loud slap. "Paul, please."
The light from the kitchen intruded into her room, highlighting her small three- drawer dresser covered with Snow White and Cinderella stickers. She wished her bedroom had a door. She would close it to shut out the sounds.
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A book trailer for The Hunted, a thriller from author Wayne Barcomb.
Wayne Barcomb's first two novels, Blood Tide and Undercurrent, were published by a small regional press to excellent reviews. This is his first thriller in the Detective Frank Russo series; he lives in Sarasota, Florida. Visit his Web site at www.waynebarcomb.com.