The Coldest Fear

A Jack Murphy Thriller

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"Reed Writes As Only A Cop Can…. Impressive And Dramatic." --Nelson Demille

Take One Deranged Killer. Add One Determined Cop.
You Get One Deadly Obsession…


From the moment he sees the young woman's body in her hotel bathtub, homicide detective Jack Murphy knows he's looking at a truly demented but brilliantly designed puzzle. She's been drained of blood. Missing her left hand--and the killer left a special message just for him. Hours later, he sees her severed hand arranged on a second victim's body. The newspaper has the gruesome details. The FBI has a theory. But only Murphy knows how hard he'll have to push--and how much he'll have to risk--to thwart the killer's twisted game.

Praise for Rick Reed and his novels

"Everything you want in a thriller: strong characters, plenty of gory story, witty dialogue, and a narrative that demands you keep turning those pages." --Book Reporter

"Like The Cruelest Cut, The Coldest Fear is Reed at his thriller best! Reed thrusts the boundaries of his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won't soon forget!" --Suspense Magazine

"As authentic and scary as crime thrillers get."--Nelson DeMille

"Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz

"A jaw-dropping thriller."--Gregg Olsen

"A tornado of drama."--Shane Gericke
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About the author

Sergeant Rick Reed (Ret.), author of the Jack Murphy thriller series, is a twenty-plus-year veteran police detective.  During his career he successfully investigated numerous high-profile criminal cases, including a serial killer who claimed thirteen victims before strangling and dismembering his fourteenth and last victim. He recounted that story in his acclaimed true-crime book, Blood Trail.  Rick spent his last three years on the force as the Commander of the police department's Internal Affairs Section. He has two masters degrees and upon retiring from the police force, took a fulltime teaching position with a community college.  He currently teaches criminal justice at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee and writes thrillers. He lives near Nashville with his wife and two furry friends, Lexie and Belle. Please visit him on Facebook, Goodreads, or at his website, www.rickreedbooks.com. If you'd like him to speak online for your event, contact him by going to bookclubreading.com.
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Publisher
Lyrical Underground
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Published on
Mar 15, 2016
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781601836939
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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"Reed Writes As Only A Cop Can…. Impressive And Dramatic." --Nelson DeMille

Killing Has Become A Team Sport. To Win The Game, Detective Jack Murphy Will Have To Identify All The Players--Whatever The Cost.

The body parts of a young woman have shown up in the town landfill and homicide detective Jack Murphy is on the case. But when the victim's identity is revealed, the horrific crime takes an even darker and far more personal turn. Nina Parsons was not only a deputy prosecutor, but the rumored lover of the man Jack's ex-wife is about to marry: the Chief Deputy Prosecutor. Now Jack must battle not just his own fears and demons, but the political interference that ensues as he fights with all he has to expose the greed and power that can drive even good men to commit evil acts.

Praise for Rick Reed and his novels

"Det. Jack Murphy tracks killers through a political maze of lies, deception and dishonor that leads to a violent, pulse-pounding climax." –Robert S. Levinson

"Everything you want in a thriller: strong characters, plenty of gory story, witty dialogue, and a narrative that demands you keep turning those pages." --Book Reporter

"Like The Cruelest Cut, The Coldest Fear is Reed at his thriller best! Reed thrusts the boundaries of his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won't soon forget!" -- Suspense Magazine

"As authentic and scary as crime thrillers get."--Nelson DeMille

"Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz

"A jaw-dropping thriller."--Gregg Olsen

"A tornado of drama."--Shane Gericke

Previously published as Final Justice
"Reed Writes As Only A Cop Can…. Impressive And Dramatic." --Nelson DeMille

Killing Has Become A Team Sport. To Win The Game, Detective Jack Murphy Will Have To Identify All The Players--Whatever The Cost.

The body parts of a young woman have shown up in the town landfill and homicide detective Jack Murphy is on the case. But when the victim's identity is revealed, the horrific crime takes an even darker and far more personal turn. Nina Parsons was not only a deputy prosecutor, but the rumored lover of the man Jack's ex-wife is about to marry: the Chief Deputy Prosecutor. Now Jack must battle not just his own fears and demons, but the political interference that ensues as he fights with all he has to expose the greed and power that can drive even good men to commit evil acts.

Praise for Rick Reed and his novels

"Det. Jack Murphy tracks killers through a political maze of lies, deception and dishonor that leads to a violent, pulse-pounding climax." –Robert S. Levinson

"Everything you want in a thriller: strong characters, plenty of gory story, witty dialogue, and a narrative that demands you keep turning those pages." --Book Reporter

"Like The Cruelest Cut, The Coldest Fear is Reed at his thriller best! Reed thrusts the boundaries of his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won't soon forget!" -- Suspense Magazine

"As authentic and scary as crime thrillers get."--Nelson DeMille

"Put this on your must-read list."--John Lutz

"A jaw-dropping thriller."--Gregg Olsen

"A tornado of drama."--Shane Gericke

Previously published as Final Justice
How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up. 

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet. 

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother. 

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them… 

A totally gripping thriller that will have you hooked from the very first page to the final, dramatic twist. 

What readers are saying about Angela Marsons 

'I absolutely loved it! ... This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! I would seriously put this book in the same league.' Fiona’s Book Reviews 

‘I don't think I've been so hooked by a new author since the discovery of Mark Edwards or Mark Billingham… if you finish a crime thriller feeling like you just need to have a lie-down and a cup of tea to get your breath back, then the writer has done their job. Angela Marsons, I still don't have my breath back.’ Reading Room with a View 

‘I'm a little bit speechless to be honest at just how incredible this book was… one of the best new crime authors of 2015, maybe even the decade.’ Book Addict Shaun 

‘Angela Marsons is fast becoming THE one to watch in this genre and I would defy anyone not to read and enjoy her writing… She truly has a brilliant mind and this book did not disappoint … This story has everything, it is riveting, emotional, sad and most of all it has a depth that not many novels can claim to have… I highly recommend this one, Simply brilliant.’ Postcard Reviews

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