The Shadow Catchers by Thomas Lakeman

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



FBI Special Agent Mike Yeager is in trouble. His most recent case---a child kidnapping, his usual---ended tragically, and the FBI has suspended him. Worse, Mike can’t seem to forgive himself. He’s run away from everything he knows in Philadelphia to the mountains of Nevada in an attempt to forget.

Now in Nevada, he’s stumbled into the world of a killer: in the small town of San Cristobal, one child was killed accidentally---or so it seems---a few weeks before Mike’s arrival. The day after he shows up, an adult is murdered, and soon another child disappears. Mike doesn’t want to get involved, but he can’t help himself, first because as a stranger in town he’s got to prove to the local law enforcement that he’s not the killer, and second, because he’s in the perfect place to solve the case and redeem himself in the eye of the FBI. Not to mention that at least one more child’s life is at stake.

Thomas Lakeman is one of those rare talents who has composed a first novel that doesn’t read like a debut at all, but instead is written with the precision and tightly drawn suspense of one of the genre’s masters.

About Thomas Lakeman

See more books from this Author
Thomas Lakeman was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. A graduate of the University of the South, he received an MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University. After spending several years working in the Internet world in California, he is now a university professor in Alabama. This is his first novel. Visit him online at
Published April 1, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 374 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Shadow Catchers

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Lakeman's enjoyable but flawed debut introduces FBI Special Agent Michael Yeager, who hits the road to escape his conscience after a child kidnapping case he was working on in Philadelphia goes horribly wrong.

| Read Full Review of The Shadow Catchers

Bookmarks Magazine

Patrick Anderson Gumshoe Review 3 of 5 Stars "I’m torn between hoping Lakeman continues with the character and fearing that this promising new talent will get locked into one story and one voice, because his debut with The Shadow Catchers offers the hope that he may have what it takes to bec...

Aug 21 2007 | Read Full Review of The Shadow Catchers

Reader Rating for The Shadow Catchers

An aggregated and normalized score based on 12 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review