An Israeli woman living in New York has been murdered. She has been raped and butchered; an outrage that ignites a fuse that burns all the way back to Tel Aviv.
Enter FBI Agent Chloe Mather, a hard-charging ex-Marine who has no sympathy for the kind of maggot who could commit such a violent atrocity. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, she was one of the first woman Marines to be deployed into an active combat area. She struggles with PTSD and the consequences of a fatherless childhood, yet this is a woman who accepts no pity and operates according to a moral code that is second to none. She’ll stop at nothing to find the psychopath responsible for this unspeakable crime. In Secrets of the Kill, Mather and this code will face the ultimate test.
What begins as a challenging homicide becomes more, much more, and Mather is pulled into an investigation that involves the mob, Israeli intelligence, and a radical terrorist faction.
They say that blood is thicker than water but is it thicker than the bonds of patriotism? Mather will ponder this question and many others as she fights to bring an innocent woman’s murderer to justice, and prevent a geopolitical atrocity from taking place on American shores.
The murderer is no dull boy, he’s that one in a million psychopath with the brains, discipline, and originality to take life after life and leave the authorities dumbfounded. Like most serial killers he lives for the rush and it takes a bigger thrill to get him off each successive time. His elaborately staged kills are nothing short of genius and the tableaus he creates taunt law enforcement’s best and brightest. It’s not enough for his victims to die; this villain seduces his marks with a game, a game designed to lure each man to his death.
Mather must build a composite of a murderer no one has ever seen and become expert in his bizarre MO. What begins as a cold case builds quickly into an inferno, but is Mather the hunter or the hunted? Find out why this monster is so terrifyingly lethal in Rules of the Kill.
Recovering from the firefight of her life, a wounded Chloe Mather is dragged into an investigation she wants no part of by an outsider with a hold on her no one can quite understand.
The stakes are raised even higher when Mather uncovers a startling link, a puzzle with life and death consequences that pushes her beyond the point of no return. At the heart of the riddle lies the key to evidence she needs in order to solve a mortal crime and topple an empire built on deceit. In a frantic race that spans Long Island from shore to shore she finds herself matching wits with a faceless influence peddler, who appears to anticipate her every move. In the balance hangs a life that Mather had long ago given up for lost, and the moral code she has lived by every day of her life.