Spring of 2003. After spending eleven months at the Vandenberg Psychiatric Hospital of Massachusetts, Josh Ingram, once a decorated FBI profiler is released back into society. Present day. While out learning to noodle for catfish in the Louisiana Bayou, Ingram gets notice the FBI is looking for him. O’Henry, a serial killer who once plagued New York City, has resurfaced. Recently promoted (against the wishes of her new boss) to head an FBI Special Crimes Unit in Lower East Side Manhattan, Rachael Tanner, driven, focused and willful, is given the O’Henry file. Ingram has no way of knowing his journey will put his closest of friends in harm’s way, forcing him to confront his innermost fear. All while O’Henry has set the wheels in motion to satisfy his all-consuming fixation...
Fans of complex serial killer novels will find some unexpected developments in Brown’s series debut, set in New York City. Josh Ingram, a former FBI profiler, is pulled back into his former life when a brutal killer, dubbed O’Henry by the press because of the discovery of one of his victims outside a funeral home of that name, resurfaces. The murderer has left the severed head of a woman on a Central Park bench. Inside the head is a typed message that suggests O’Henry anticipated Josh would be on the scene, accompanying FBI agent Rachael Tanner. The note threatens the families of Rachel’s supervisor and the NYPD commissioner. The stakes rise after the murder of Josh’s best friend, Arthur, a timid book dealer who found a contract in a book jacket linking the current New York governor, William Elhert, to a 1945 acquisition of shares in a German company. The major reveal will surprise some genre devotees. (BookLife)
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Tight characterizations, deep emotional world building and beautifully developed storylines woven together into a tale of murder, madness and political intrigue makes Terry Brown a new author to watch.