By DONALD WELLSThe author of THE CALIBER DETECTIVE AGENCY & BLUE STEELE
Twenty-three women are dead, murdered by a serial killer who shows no mercy.
All twenty-three women shared the same look as Karen Ryan and now Karen Ryan is being stalked,
hunted like prey by a man who will stop at nothing to possess her.
Will Karen become victim number twenty-four?
Or does the prey hide a secret that will bring her predator down?
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Reading the descriptions of TAKEN! 2-6 may spoil the twist ending of TAKEN!
There's a killer at large in the Colorado community of Eagle's Bluff, and the death toll is frightening.
Three families have been brutally murdered, but what really sets the town on edge is the fact that the killer is one of their own.
Gregory Michael Rouse, a seventeen-year-old loner, was on the outside looking in among the affluent residents.
Gregory just never seemed to fit and was often the butt of cruel jokes.
Now, no one's laughing after Gregory surfaces as the prime suspect in the slayings.
Criminal Profiler, Dr. Jessica White is called in to help capture Gregory, but she didn't come alone.
Her husband has also traveled to the town of Eagle's Bluff to track down the killer.
Dr. White knows that Gregory's days of freedom are numbered, because the only thing more dangerous than the man they hunt, is her husband.
After Sandra Jenkins' six-year-old daughter was taken, the young mother trusted the authorities to get her little girl back.
But when the man who holds the only possible lead to her daughter's whereabouts is set free, Sandra goes after him.
Hours later, the man is dead and Sandra is following a trail that she hopes will lead to her daughter, Chrissie.
As the young mother's quest makes the news, it catches the attention of Dr. White and her husband.
As the path to her daughter grows more dangerous, Sandra gains new allies and closes in on the men who have Chrissie.
The odds against her are high, and when Sandra walks into a trap, her only hope of rescue is Dr. White and her husband.
What comes next is a violent climax that forces husband and wife to break all the rules and, in the end, will leave them changed forever.
When Jeffrey Mitchell abducted eighteen-year-old Hanna Jones, he had every intention of killing her.
But now, years later, as husband and wife they play games that have only losers.
Dr. White and her husband share a similar past, but when these two couples collide, only one pair can come out on top.
Couples meet in many ways, but when beautiful, young, Jessica White awakened to find herself naked and tied to a bed, the last thing on her mind was romance.
However, terror soon morphed into an intense fascination with her captor and her innate understanding of human nature allowed her to see past his actions and into his heart
Meanwhile, Jessica's father was being threatened by a serial killer with a personal grudge.
But Dr. White is in luck, because his daughter's made a new friend, and he may be the only thing deadlier than the man that stalks him.
- TAKEN! 6 - Red, White and Blue
When Dr. Jessica White is taken captive by fugitive, Sebastian Rojo, her husband will stop at nothing to get her back. Aided by a sexy female bounty hunter named Blue Steele, and the ever-efficient Carly Zhang, he races against time as a winter storm threatens, and corrupt government officials plot his wife's death.
With time running out, and a dozen armed men against them, he'll do anything to ensure his wife's safe return, and in the end, Sebastian Rojo will learn the folly of abducting the wife of a man, who is quite possibly, the deadliest man alive.
DONALD WELLS is the author of numerous novels and short stories