The Killing Season : Carter Blake

  • by Mason Cross
  • Narrated by Eric Meyers
  • Series: Carter Blake
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first thing you should know about me is that my name is not Carter Blake. That name no more belongs to me than the hotel room I was occupying when the call came in.
When Caleb Wardell, the infamous "Chicago Sniper", escapes from death row two weeks before his execution, the FBI calls on the services of Carter Blake, a man with certain specialized talents whose skills lie in finding those who don't want to be found - a man to whom Wardell is no stranger.
Along with Elaine Banner, an ambitious special agent juggling life as a single mother with her increasingly high-flying career, Blake must track Wardell down as he cuts a swathe across America, apparently killing at random.
But Blake and Banner soon find themselves sidelined from the case. And as they try desperately to second-guess a man who kills purely for the thrill of it, they uncover a hornet's nest of lies and corruption. Now Blake must break the rules and go head-to-head with the FBI if he is to stop Wardell and expose a deadly conspiracy that will rock the country.
Slick, fast-paced, and assured, The Killing Season is the first novel in the gripping new Carter Blake series.

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Good Manhunt, Awful Conspiracy

A purely evil sniper escapes prison after killing 19 men, women and children and begins his second killing spree. Only this time a professional tracker, working with the FBI, is on his trail.

The characters are exceptional. The chase is amazing. The conspiracy is stupid.

The conspiracy is someone in the media and the FBI is helping the mass murderer kill even more innocent men, women and children. Why, for the silliest of reasons. Therein lies the poor rating.
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- Charles Atkinson

Excellent start to the Carter Blake series!

I listened to The Samaritan, Book 2 in the series first. Mason Cross has great potential as a thriller writer and Carter Blake could become as Jack Reacher. It is ironic that Lee Child, Mark Dawson, and Mason Cross are all Brits writing mostly action thrillers set in the US. Winterlong, the next novel in the Carter Blake series, will be released in mid-2016.
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- Wayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-15-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.