Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Prophet Book Review

I have a really great new thriller to tell you about called The Prophet written by Ethan Cross. If you love to get the blood flowing and your heart pounding anticipating the next step, then this is the book for you! I mean this never lets up, it's a constant battle between the killers and the the people whom they kill and the secret company that follows serial killers and gets rid of them if they catch them first.
Here is an excerpt from the book:
Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of America's most prolific serial killers. Having kept a low profile for the past year, he is ready to return to work - and he's more brutal, cunning, and dangerous than ever.

Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now Marcus must focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive.

Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet - and his plans are more terrible than even his own disciples can imagine.

With attacks coming from every side, Marcus faces a race against time to save the lives of a group of innocent people chosen as sacrifices in the Prophet's final dark ritual.
I gotta tell you this book was so depraved and at times, I wasn't sure who was worse. The main character, Marcus, hunts bad guys, especially serial killers and takes them down. Well, he has finally met his match in a killer they call the Anarcshist who also has a deep secret that he knows about Marcus and is dying to tell him all about it!
Problem is, there is a 2nd serial killer named The Prophet who is stealing time away from the Anarchist and the Anarchist is getting a little impatient so in small ways here and there, he helps Marcus and his crew to try and find The Prophet and get him out of the way. Wow, can you imagine that you have 2 sadistic men to hunt down at the same time?  I won't even tell you the details but the author that wrote this book has some really hidden talents to come up with all of this stuff.
Then there is Maggie, who loves Marcus and she works in the same group.  Marcus loves Maggie back but something always prevents Marcus from saying the words or acting like a man should who is in love with a beautiful woman. The Anarchist on the other hand wants to use Maggie to get to Marcus but he waits until the timing is right.
This book has so many twists and plots and schemes, if I tried to even tell you a little to help you understand, it wouldn't work because it is so fast paced and full charge that unless you know the whole backdrop, you will be as confused as you were before, so this is all I am going to say. Go read the book, seriously because you won't be able to put it down until you know the secret and you will by the end of the book.
Happy Reading!

Also, here are some of the reviews from the critics about the book:
"The best book of its kind since Thomas Harris retired Hannibal Lecter, a cat-mouse-game extraordinaire that will leave your knuckles white and your stomach churning." - Jon Land, Bestselling Author of Strong Vengeance.
"Cross pushes the boundaries in this sinisterly clever showdown between one shadowy vigilante justice group and three twisted serial killers. The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more." - Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Catch Me and Love You More
 "THE PROPHET confirms, confidently and vociferously, that Ethan Cross is one of the best damn writers in the genre." - Anthony J. Franze, Bestselling Author of THE LAST JUSTICE

 "Solid, memorable storytelling that moves rapid-fire through a complex and gripping plot." Ethan Cross is one of the sharpest emerging writers on the thriller fiction scene today."

- Steven James, national bestselling author of Opening Moves and The Pawn
"THE PROPHET is a terrifying, twist-laden tempest of a thriller that builds to a climax even more ferocious and chilling than the blizzard in which it’s set. With a flawed-yet-likable cast of protagonists pitted against some of the most terrifying and believable villains in recent memory, Ethan Cross’s latest is a definite must-read." - Jeremy Burns, Author of THE DESERET BLUEPRINT and FROM THE ASHES

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


CMash said...

Phenomenal review and post. Thank you. Great job!!