Erica Spindler

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The first victim is murdered in his bed. A clean-cut college boy with no criminal record. Then a second victim is killed in the shower, then a third…each one striking closer to home for M.C. When loved ones become targets, M.C. must walk a fine line between upholding the law and taking it into her own hands. At stake is her job, her relationship with Kitt, and possibly, her life. The key to finding this emotionless killer lies in the stolen computers of his victims—a secret network of false identities and true evil where no one is who they seem. If M.C. hopes to capture Breakneck, she’ll have to put her own neck on the line…


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3:05 A.M.

THE KID’S EYES snapped open. Matt Martin. Twenty-one-year-old computer-hacking loser. It took only a moment for his expression to shift from sleepy confusion to horrified realization: there was a stranger in his bedroom. That stranger held a gun to his head, to the tender place between his eyes, just above the bridge of his nose.

The one called Breakneck smiled grimly. "Hello, son."

The kid went limp with terror. His mouth worked but no sound emerged.

"The gun I’m holding to




  • Book Trailer for Breakneck by Erica Spindler

    Hot on the heels of their last case, Detectives MC Riggio and Kitt Lundgren are back, to face a monster unlike any they have encountered before, one who strikes very close to home. As the death toll rises and secrets are revealed, each woman must decide what she is willing to risk for justice.

  • Breakneck by Erica Spindler--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to an audiobook excerpt from Erica Spindler's suspense thriller novel Breakneck, narrated by Lorelei King. A remorseless killer. A string of innocent, clean-cut victims. Detectives M.C. Riggio and Kitt Lundgren must race against a cold-blooded predator who moves at breakneck speed in this heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler.



Praise for Breakneck

“SPINE-TINGLING.”—Star Magazine

“A GRIPPING STORY that unfolds with breakneck speed, heart-quickening suspense and characters you can’t help but root for.”—Bookreporter.com

“TOP PICK! Filled with well-developed, multidimensional characters, Spindler’s latest boasts fast-paced action and emotional tension…. The intricately woven plot makes this novel a sure winner for readers who like to keep guessing all the way to the end.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“A MUST READ. In this gripping new thriller, we are introduced to a tough, new detective duo set to take the crime fiction world by storm…a great read.”—Evening Telegraph (UK)

“BREAKNECK SUSPENSE…Breakneck is a taut thriller, which proves Erica Spindler is still a master of suspense. With adrenaline fused prose, you will find yourself sitting up into the wee hours unable to put the book down until you reach the very last page.”—Ulster Tatler (Ireland)

“A FIRST-CLASS THRILLING READ…Breakneck grabs the interest immediately and never lets go. This is a timely and enthralling piece of work, and has a message for all computer users.”—Fresh Fiction Review

“Erica Spindler never disappoints…Breakneck literally moves at breakneck speed.”—Reader to Reader.com

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  • Erica Spindler

  • New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler has written many novels, including Blood Vines, Watch Me Die, Bone Cold, In Silence and Last Known Victim. Her books are published in 25 countries. Raised in Rockford, Illinois, Spindler planned on becoming an artist, and earned visual arts degrees from Delta State University and the University of New Orleans. But one day in 1982, she picked up a romance novel and was immediately hooked. She soon tried to write her own romance, but it was when she leapt from romance to suspense that she found her true calling. Spindler has won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence, the Kiss of Death Award, and has been a three-time RITA Award Finalist. She lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband and two sons.
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