Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Predator Trilogy

Published in December 2005 - February 2006, this trilogy can be read separately. First Allison Brennan books I've read and I enjoyed them because I love this genre, but personally I think Karen Rose books are better because I prefer the way Ms Rose delivers. Allison Brennan stories are more brutal and the sentences are not as well written. The three books in this Predator Trilogy each has a strong woman as the central character and in then she will find her true love. The crimes are getting crueler from book 1 to 3.

Book 1 is The Prey. The main character is Rowan Smith, a former FBI agent turned a successful crime writer. A killer uses her books to stage crime scenes: from choosing the victims to the way of the murders. Not long for the police to realize that Rowan Smith is the real target.

Book 2 is The Hunt. This one features Miranda Moore, the head of search and rescue team, who survived a torture and escaped from a serial killer 12 years ago. Now he strikes again and Miranda must help to catch him. The title is so because the killer kidnaps his victim and keeps her in a deserted hut for days, then release her so he can hunt her.

Book 3 is The Kill. FBI lab technician Olivia St.Martin witnessed her sister being abducted. The body was found later. 5 year-old Olivia's testimony sent the killer to jail. Thirty two years later, a DNA test proved that  they had had the wrong man. Olivia's research shows that the real killer has been raping and murdering little girls since. Believing that the same man has struck again in Seattle, she goes there and introduces herself as a field agent to help the local police catching the monster.

Rowan Smith, Miranda Moore, and Olivia St. Martin are friends. They went together to the FBI academy in Quantico. Rowan Smith quit the job because she had a breakdown after seeing a crime scene which reminded her of the past. Miranda Moore never made it because she only had one case in her mind and could not work on others. Olivia St. Martin once a field agent, but didn't work well in a team unit, so she joined the lab.

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