The Chessman by Jeffrey B. Burton

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Hidden forces are willing to kill any and all who stand in the way of untold billions of dollars. To toss the authorities off track, they borrow the modus operandi of a brutal serial killer - The Chessman - who stalked the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. some years earlier. The ruse is working brilliantly except for one minor detail. The real Chessman is not pleased - not pleased one iota - that someone has stolen his M.O. Enter Drew Cady, ex-FBI agent, who finds himself being sucked back into the very case that almost took his life, a case that crippled him both physically and emotionally. By capturing The Chessman and his blood-spattered copycat, Cady has a last shot at redemption. If he can find a way to survive, that is.

About Jeffrey B. Burton

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The stories of Jeffrey B. Burton have appeared in dozens of genre magazines (mystery, horror, sci-fi, literary). A collection of his short stories, Shadow Play, was published in 2005, and a mystery novel, Sleuth Slayer, in 2008. Jeff's stories "The Mourning" and "Letters of Transit" were miniStory winners in the MNLit contest in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Jeff is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and the Horror Writers Association (HWA).
Published May 25, 2012 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing. 347 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Burton (Sleuth Slayer) delivers an outstanding serial killer thriller that will impress even seasoned practitioners of this subgenre. Three years earlier, Drew Cady left the FBI, damaged physically an

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“The Chessman succeeds in drawing in the reader with action and drama, wearing us down with mystery and suspense, and finally rewarding us for our tenacity by giving us a well-deserved, satisfying ending. . . . Well done; well written.”

May 25 2012 | Read Full Review of The Chessman

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