My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This author’s gift of writing gruesome scenes along with also having a good dose of humor always amazes me when I read her books. It might make me a bit morbid, but the combination works for me.
This is the third book in the Thomas family series and its opening scene of a murdered woman posed in a religious fashion grabs your attention and doesn’t let go until the very end. Texas Ranger Will Thomas is the first called in. Its not long though before FBI Agent Savannah St. Germaine shows up saying she’s been chasing this murderer for a couple years and wants in on the case. Will and Savi team up to try and figure out how the women who are taken and killed are related and to also try and create a profile of the man doing it. The killer is one sick religious fanatic.
Each of the books in this series has multiple plots going on. Cody Thomas who is also an FBI agent and the hero from the second book has a pretty decent amount of face time in this book when he is asked to look into a case that happens to coincide with a Russian mafia case he has been working on. Even though Cody and Will have no page time together their two cases end up intersecting in a surprising way.
As there isn’t really any back story given on the previous characters I recommend reading this series in order. As I was reading this book I realized the author is leaving more and more threads open at the end of the books and even having some cases that were thought closed in a previous book reopened. There is always closure on the main case of the book – these are not cliffhanger books – but it looks like some threads are defiantly going to be crossing over from book to book. Bonus of this is it means we get to see more of the previous characters!!