Title: Killer Pursuit
Author: Jeff Gunhus
Publication: January 10th 2016 by Seven Guns Press
Genre: Adult ~ Thriller
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This review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.
Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder. The most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but with rumors that the victim’s client list may have included Mason’s political enemies, Allison worries about the director’s motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.
Killer Pursuit was so damn good! The start was a little slow for me but once I got through the first few chapters, it was hard to stop reading. Also, this isn’t a genre I usually read but I was really into the story and pretty much wanted to savor it.
I loved the main character, Allison McNeil. I really did. She’s one of those characters I would never ever get sick of reading about. I also enjoyed reading about all the other characters and how they were connected to the story.
This book is a thriller but also a mystery that I wanted to solve for myself. I wanted to know who was behind the murder but it was a big surprised to find out who it was in the end. I actually liked this person so it blew my mind but that’s a sign of a very good book!
The writing also was excellent. It was well-written and the author made sure there was enough suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat.
I feel like I don’t have a lot more to add, because I really don’t have anything negative to say aside from the slow start.
I really enjoyed this book and as it’s the second book by Jeff Gunhus that I thought was really good, I’m looking forward to reading more by him in the future. I’d definitely recommended this one!
Jeff Gunhus is the author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.
After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.