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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Prophet by Ethan Cross/ PICT VBTour

TITLE:   The Prophet
AUTHOR:  Ethan Cross
PUBLISHED BY:  The Story Plant   (www.thestoryplant.com)
PUBLICATION DATE:  October 16, 2012
ISBN-10: 1611880459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611880458
GENRE:  Suspense
# OF PAGES:  416
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.



My Review:

 Suspense filled, twisted thriller...words that come to mind for The Prophet.   What a gripping read....I absolutely ate this up.  I loved the characters, they were all flawed in some respect and trying to maintain their humanity, (at least most of them were).    Some had already crossed over to the dark side and the shadows,  others seemed to question their actions and whether they were on the right side or edging closer to the shadows themselves.   Two evil characters, Francis Ackerman Jr and the Anarchist and both pursued by Marcus Williams and his team.   The twists and turns in the plot were exceptionally well plotted to hold the reader's attention and the action was incredible.   Yes, I enjoyed reading this chilling book.   Now I have a book that I think would make a great Halloween scary /gory movie, although it happens around Christmas time!

Ethan Cross is a very fluent writer and holds your attention from start to finish.   It was interesting to see where each of the evil characters came from and how they had evolved.   And it was interesting learning how the police, FBI and Dept of Justice thought out their plans to resolve the crime wave in Chi -Town!   If you have a liking for a past paced, suspense-thriller, you really ought to catch up with The Prophet.   It is excellent mystery-thriller reading!

Author Bio:

When a fireman or a policeman would visit his school, most of his classmates’ heads would swim with aspirations of growing up and catching bad guys or saving someone from a blazing inferno. When these moments came for Ethan Cross, however, his dreams weren’t to someday be a cop or put out fires; he just wanted to write about it. His dream of telling stories on a grand scale came to fruition with the release of his first novel, the international bestseller, THE SHEPHERD.

Ethan Cross is the pen name of a thriller author living and writ- ing in Illinois with his wife, two daughters, and two Shih Tzus. In addition to The Shepherd and The Prophet, he has published two no- vellas––The Cage and Callsign: Knight (with Jeremy Robinson).


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  • Reviews: below
"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

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Gina @ Hott Books said...

What a great review!
I agree - one of the things I love most about Ethan Cross's books is how real his characters are. I never feel like I'm reading - it's like I'm experiencing.

Ethan Cross said...

Hello Beth,

Thanks for reading The Prophet, and I’m very excited to hear how much you enjoyed it. Have a great day!


Unknown said...

It was my honor to read and review for you! I very much enjoyed it!

CMash said...

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

Teena in Toronto said...

I enjoyed it :)