The Shepherd by Ethan Cross

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This is not a story for readers who are feint of heart...The twists and turns of this intricately plotted novel will keep readers on their toes and flipping pages furiously.
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"A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds." - Andrew Gross, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of Reckless and Don't Look Twice

"Silence of the Lambs meets The Bourne Identity" - Brian S. Wheeler, Author of Mr. Hancock's Signature

"THE SHEPHERD is an intense novel that will have you locking your windows and doors, installing a safe room and taking Ambien so you can sleep through the night after finishing. Ethan Cross opens up the mind of a serial killer, exposes you to it, and leaves you with years of therapy bills. But this thrill-ride is worth every penny." - Jeremy Robinson, author of PULSE and INSTINCT

"The Shepherd is a superbly crafted thriller skillfully delving into the twisted mind of a psychopath and the tormented soul of the man destined to bring him down. Ethan Cross weaves a tale so chilling, I was afraid to turn out the lights. Highly recommended!" - D.B. Henson, Amazon bestselling author of Deed to Death

"The Shepherd is a nonstop suspense novel with great twists, great drama, and an ending that will knock you on the floor." - New York Times bestselling author Lou Aronica

"In The Shepherd, Ethan Cross has penned a taut, violent and relentless nightmare designed to prey on a reader's darkest fears. Not for the faint of heart!" - A.J. Hartley, Bestselling author of What Time Devours and Act of Will.

Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others, while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering. When both men become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of our government, Marcus finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse trapped between a twisted psychopath and a vigilante with seemingly unlimited resources. Aided by a rogue FBI agent and the vigilante's beautiful daughter -a woman with whom he's quickly falling in love- Marcus must expose the deadly political conspiracy and confront his past while hunting down one of the most cunning and ruthless killers in the world.

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Ethan Cross: Ethan Cross is the pen name of a thriller author living and writing in Illinois with his wife, two daughters, and two Shih Tzus.
Published June 1, 2015 by Fiction Studio Books. 354 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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on Apr 12 2011

This powerful thriller keeps the pace at a rapid fire...It is a must-have for the action and thriller fan, and a great addition to any library. The Shepherd is full of surprises to the very end — you won’t be disappointed and you won’t see it coming.

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Reviewed by Dawn Crowne on Mar 25 2011

This is not a story for readers who are feint of heart...The twists and turns of this intricately plotted novel will keep readers on their toes and flipping pages furiously.

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on May 01 2012

You may find when reading The Shepherd that however many chapters you may plan to read, you will be persuaded to read just one more. The 300 pages turn very swiftly indeed.

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on Jan 05 2012

Unfortunately, Ethan Cross doesn’t bring it to life. Any thriller is likely to be far-fetched so it needs plausible detail to convince...It might work if it was better dramatised but it’s more cartoon-style than anything else

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