Cause to Run (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2)

An Avery Black Mystery

Book 2
Blake Pierce
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“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

In CAUSE TO RUN (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 2), a new serial killer is stalking Boston, killing his victims in bizarre ways, taunting the police with mysterious puzzles that reference the stars. As the stakes are upped and the pressure is on, the Boston Police Department is forced to call in its most brilliant—and most controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black.

Avery, still reeling from her last case, finds herself up against a rival precinct and a brilliant, cunning killer who is always one step ahead of her. She is forced to enter his dark, twisted mind as he lays clues for his next killing, and forced to look into places in her own mind she would rather not go. She finds herself compelled to seek the counsel of Howard Randall, the twisted serial killer she’d put behind bars years ago, all while her new burgeoning life with Rose and Ramirez is falling apart.

And just as things cannot get any worse, she finds out something else: she herself may be the target. 

In a game of psychological cat and mouse, a frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO RUN is book #2 of a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #3 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

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About the author

Blake Pierce is author of the bestselling RILEY PAGE mystery series, which include the mystery suspense thrillers ONCE GONE (book #1), ONCE TAKEN (book #2), ONCE CRAVED (#3), and ONCE LURED (#4).  Blake Pierce is also the author of the MACKENZIE WHITE mystery series and the AVERY BLACK mystery series.

CAUSE TO KILL, book #1 of the Avery Black mystery series, is available on Google Play!

ONCE GONE (book #1), which has over 100 five star reviews, is available as a free download on Google Play!

An avid reader and lifelong fan of the mystery and thriller genres, Blake loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit www.blakepierceauthor.com to learn more and stay in touch. 

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Blake Pierce
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Published on
Sep 13, 2016
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781632918390
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Language
English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”

--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

A bundle of books #3 (CAUSE TO HIDE) and #4 (CAUSE TO FEAR) in Blake Pierce’s Avery Black Mystery series! This bundle offers books three and four in one convenient file, with over 120,000 words of reading.

In CAUSE TO HIDE, bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black. Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career.

In CAUSE TO FEAR, when a body turns up floating beneath the frozen Charles River, the Boston Police summons its most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black—to close the case. It doesn’t take Avery long, however, to realize that this is no isolated murder: it is the work of a serial killer. Other bodies begin to turn up, all of them sharing one thing in common: all are trapped in ice. Is it all a coincidence—or the signature of a particularly deranged killer? As the media converges and Avery suffers pressure from her bosses, she struggles to crack the inexplicable case, too bizarre even for her brilliant mind. At the same time she tries to keep her own depression at bay, as her personal life spirals to a new low. And she does it all while trying to enter the mind of a psychotic and elusive killer.

Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the AVERY BLACK MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #5 in the Avery Black series will be available soon. 

“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 600 five star reviews), comes book #3 in the heart-pounding Mackenzie White mystery series.

In BEFORE HE COVETS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 3), newly minted FBI agent Mackenzie White graduates the FBI Academy in Quantico only to find herself thrown into an urgent serial killer case. Women are turning up dead while camping in a remote national park in West Virginia. Yet the park is vast, and no connection can be found between them.

At the same time, Mackenzie receives a call from Nebraska urging her to come home. After many years, a new clue has surfaced about her father’s murder. The case no longer cold, Mackenzie desperately needs to help solve it.

But the FBI’s killer is ratcheting up, and there is no time for distraction as more women turn up missing in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that follows. This killer is more diabolical—and smarter—than Mackenzie could have imagined. As she goes down a road she fears to travel—deep into her own psyche—she finds a double twist waiting for her that even she could not expect.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE COVETS is book #3 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #4 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon.

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller with over 600 five star reviews on Amazon—and a free download!

“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”

--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense: CAUSE TO HIDE (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 3).

Bodies are being found in the outskirts of Boston, their corpses burned beyond recognition, as the police realize a new serial killer is roaming the streets. As the media converges and the pressure is upped, the Boston Police Department must turn to its most brilliant—and controversial—homicide detective: Avery Black.

Avery, still trying to pick up the pieces of her own life—her budding relationship with Ramirez, her reconciliation with Rose—suddenly finds herself thrown into the most challenging case of her career. With scant evidence to follow, she must enter the mind of a psychotic killer, try to understand his obsession with fire, and what clues that offers into his personality. Her trail leads her deep into Boston’s worst neighborhoods, to confrontations with its worst psychopaths—and finally, to a twist she could never possibly imagine.

In a game of psychological cat and mouse, a frantic race against time, Avery is led too deep into the maze of a killer’s mind, and to places darker than she’d ever wish to see.

A psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO HIDE is book #3 of a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #4 in the Avery Black series is now available!

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”

--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

A bundle of books #4 (CAUSE TO FEAR) and #5 (CAUSE TO SAVE) in Blake Pierce’s Avery Black Mystery series! This bundle offers books four and five in one convenient file, with over 120,000 words of reading.

In CAUSE TO FEAR, when a body turns up floating beneath the frozen Charles River, the Boston Police summons its most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black—to close the case. It doesn’t take Avery long, however, to realize that this is no isolated murder: it is the work of a serial killer. Other bodies begin to turn up, all of them sharing one thing in common: all are trapped in ice. Is it all a coincidence—or the signature of a particularly deranged killer? As the media converges and Avery suffers pressure from her bosses, she struggles to crack the inexplicable case, too bizarre even for her brilliant mind. At the same time she tries to keep her own depression at bay, as her personal life spirals to a new low. And she does it all while trying to enter the mind of a psychotic and elusive killer.

In CAUSE TO SAVE, the epic finale of the Avery Black series, serial killer Howard Randall has escaped, and the entire city of Boston is on edge. Women are turning up gruesomely murdered, and everyone suspects Howard is at it again. When Boston’s most brilliant and controversial homicide detective—Avery Black—is herself stalked—and when people close to her are brutally killed, one by one—it seems the city’s worst fears are confirmed. But Avery is not so sure. The murders remind her of something she once saw in her past. They remind her of something too close to her heart—something that had to do with a secret she thought she had buried long ago….

Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the AVERY BLACK MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.”

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)


WATCHING (The Making of Riley Paige—Book One) is book #1 in a new psychological thriller series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose  free bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) has received over 1,000 five star reviews.


22 year old psychology major—and aspiring FBI agent—Riley Paige finds herself in a battle for her life as her closest friends on campus are abducted and killed by a serial killer. She senses that she, too, is being targeted—and that if she is to survive, she must apply her brilliant mind to stop the killer herself.


When the FBI hits a dead end, they are impressed enough by Riley’s keen insight into the killer’s mind to allow her to help. Yet the killer’s mind is a dark, twisted place, one too diabolical to make sense of, and one that threatens to bring Riley’s fragile psyche crashing down. In this deadly game of cat and mouse, can Riley survive unscarred?


An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, WATCHING is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It takes readers back 20 plus years—to how Riley’s career began—and is the perfect complement to the ONCE GONE series (A Riley Paige Mystery), which includes 13 books and counting.


Book #2 in THE MAKING OF RILEY PAIGE series will be available soon.

 

"Ein Meisterwerk der Spannung! Die Autorin schafft es auf hervorragende Weise, den Charakteren eine psychologische Seite zu geben, die so gut beschrieben ist, dass wir uns in ihre Köpfe versetzt fühlen, ihren Ängsten folgen und über ihren Erfolg jubeln. Die Handlung ist sehr intelligent und wird Sie das ganze Buch hindurch unterhalten. Voller Wendungen wird Sie dieses Buch bis zur letzten Seite wach halten."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (zu Verschwunden)

GEJAGT ist Band #5 in der Bestseller Riley Paige Krimi Serie, die mit dem #1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Band 1) beginnt!

Ein Ausbruch aus einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis. Hektische Anrufe vom FBI. Spezialagentin Riley Paiges schlimmster Albtraum ist Wirklichkeit geworden: ein Serienmörder, den sie vor Jahren hinter Gittern brachte, ist auf freiem Fuß.

Und sie ist sein größtes Ziel.

Riley ist es gewohnt, diejenige zu sein, die Verbrecher jagt, aber zum ersten Mal findet sie sich selbst - und ihre Familie - im Kreuzfeuer eines Jägers wieder. Während der Mörder sie verfolgt, beginnt er außerdem wahllos zu töten und Riley muss ihn stoppen, bevor es zu spät ist - für die anderen Opfer, und für sich selbst.

Aber er ist kein gewöhnlicher Mörder. Er ist zu clever, sein Katz-und-Maus-Spiel zu verdreht, und er schafft es immer wieder, ihr zu entkommen und einen Schritt voraus zu sein. Verzweifelt bemüht ihn aufzuhalten, weiß Riley, dass es nur einen Weg gibt: sie muss sich in die Vergangenheit begeben, in den verdrehten Verstand des Mörders, seinen alten Fall untersuchen und herausfinden, was ihn antreibt. Der einzige Weg ihn aufzuhalten, ist sich der Dunkelheit zu stellen, von der sie gehofft hatte, sie hätte sie bereits hinter sich gelassen.

Ein dunkler Psychothriller, der Herzklopfen bereitet. GEJAGT ist Band #5 einer fesselnden neuen Serie - mit einem geliebten neuen Charakters - der Sie bis spät in die Nacht wach halten wird.

Band #6 in der Riley Paige Serie bald erhältlich.

"Ein Meisterwerk der Spannung! Die Autorin schafft es auf hervorragende Weise den Charakteren eine psychologische Seite zu geben, die so gut beschrieben ist, dass wir uns in ihre Köpfe versetzt fühlen, ihren Ängsten folgen und über ihren Erfolg jubeln. Die Handlung ist sehr intelligent und wird Sie das ganze Buch hindurch unterhalten. Voller Wendungen wird Sie dieses Buch bis zur letzten Seite wach halten."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (zu Verschwunden)

VERFOLGT ist Band #9 in der Bestseller Riley Paige Krimi Serie, die mit dem #1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Band #1) beginnt .

Als zwei Soldaten auf einer riesigen Militärbasis in Kalifornien tot aufgefunden werden, sind die Militärermittler perplex. Wer tötet Soldaten in der sicheren Umgebung ihrer eigenen Basis?

Und warum?

Das FBI wird gerufen und Riley Paige übernimmt die Leitung. Riley findet sich in der Welt des Militärs wieder und ist überrascht zu sehen, dass selbst dort ein Serienmörder zuschlagen kann, mitten in dem sichersten Gelände der Welt.

Es entwickelte sich eine verzweifelte Katz und Maus Jagd, um die Psychologie des Mörders zu entziffern. Aber sie erkennt bald, dass sie es mit einem hervorragend ausgebildeten Mörder zu tun hat, einem, der sich selbst für sie als ein zu tödlicher Gegner herausstellen könnte.

Ein dunkler Psychothriller, der Herzklopfen bereitet. VERFOLGT ist Band #9 einer fesselnden neuen Serie – mit einem geliebten neuen Charakters – der Sie bis spät in die Nacht wach halten wird.

Band #10 in der Riley Paige Serie ist bald erhältlich.

 “A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.”

--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone)

From Blake Pierce, bestselling author of ONCE GONE (a #1 bestseller with over 900 five star reviews), comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

A bundle of books #3 (BEFORE HE COVETS) and #4 (BEFORE HE TAKES) in Blake Pierce’s Mackenzie White Mystery series! This bundle offers books three and four in one convenient file, with over 120,000 words of reading.

In BEFORE HE COVETS (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 3), newly minted FBI agent Mackenzie White graduates the FBI Academy in Quantico only to find herself thrown into an urgent serial killer case. Women are turning up dead while camping in a remote national park in West Virginia. Yet the park is vast, and no connection can be found between them. At the same time, Mackenzie receives a call from Nebraska urging her to come home. After many years, a new clue has surfaced about her father’s murder. The case no longer cold, Mackenzie desperately needs to help solve it. But the FBI’s killer is ratcheting up, and there is no time for distraction as more women turn up missing in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that follows.

In BEFORE HE TAKES (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 4), Mackenzie White is ordered to take on a new and disturbing case. Women are going missing in rural Iowa, and a pattern is emerging. It is feared a serial killer is on a rampage, his pace increasing. Given her Midwestern roots, Mackenzie is chosen as the perfect fit. But Mackenzie is reluctant to return to the Midwest, this time to a starkly rural setting that reminds her too much of her upbringing, of her own ghosts in her closet. She also seeks her own father’s murderer, with darkness haunting her at every turn of her trip. Plunged deep into the world of farms, of silos, of slaughterhouses, of long stretches on empty highways, Mackenzie feels as if she’s falling back into the depths of her psyche, and into the nightmares she always feared to face.

Dark psychological thrillers with heart-pounding suspense, the MACKENZIE WHITE MYSTERY series is a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #5 in the Mackenzie White series is also now available!

Los cuerpos de mujeres asesinadas grotescamente están apareciendo en las afueras rurales de Virginia y, cuando llaman al FBI para pedir su ayuda, no tienen respuesta. Hay un asesino en serie cuya frecuencia está aumentando, y saben que solamente hay una agente lo suficientemente buena para resolver este caso, la Agente Especial Riley Paige.

Riley se encuentra en un permiso pagado, recuperándose de su encuentro con su último asesino en serie y, frágil como está, el FBI está reacio a aprovechar su mente brillante. Sin embargo, Riley se suma al caso, necesitando luchar contra sus propios demonios, y su búsqueda la lleva por la subcultura inquietante de coleccionistas de muñecas, a los hogares de familias desintegradas y por los caminos más oscuros de la mente del asesino. Mientras Riley profundiza en el caso más y más, se da cuenta de que está enfrentando a un asesino más retorcido de lo que había imaginado. En una carrera frenética contra el tiempo, se encuentra presionando sus límites, su trabajo en riesgo, su propia familia en peligro y su frágil psiquis colapsando.

Sin embargo, una vez que Riley Paige toma un caso, ella no se da por vencida. La obsesiona, llevándola a los rincones más oscuros de su propia mente, ofuscando las líneas entre el cazador y la presa. Después de una serie de giros inesperados, sus instintos la llevan a un clímax estremecedor que incluso Riley no podría haber imaginado.

Un thriller psicológico oscuro con suspenso emocionante, UNA VEZ DESAPARECIDO marca el debut de una nueva serie fascinante—y un nuevo personaje querido—que te dejará pasando páginas hasta bien entrada la noche.

El Libro #2 en la serie de Riley Paige estará disponible pronto.

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