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The Face of Death By Cody Mcfadyen

The Face of Death

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Agent Barrett and her team return in the follow up to SHADOW MAN, the most shockingly brilliant debut thriller of 2006
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The Face of Death Summary

The Face of Death: Smoky Barrett, Book 2 by Cody Mcfadyen

A young woman loses her family, her friends, almost anyone who has ever even done her a kindness to a maniacal serial killer. It's as if every trace of human contact is being wiped out of her life.

Her terrifying case is handed to a woman who has had so much of her own happiness snatched away from her: Smoky Barrett, the extraordinary heroine of Mcfadyen's stunning debut SHADOW MAN.

Now caring for her murdered friend's mute daughter, Smoky must decide whether or not she can rise to one more fiendish challenge...

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The Face of Death Reviews

Complex and compelling, gory, sick and heartrending...first rate * Bookseller *
SHADOW MAN grabs you by the throat and yanks you along for a hell of a scary ride. A spellbinding read from first page to last. * Faye Kellerman *
Coldly, stunningly brilliant. Move over Thomas Harris, Mcfadyen has brought a new game to town. * Lisa Gardner on SHADOW MAN *
Disturbing ... a promising debut for Mcfadyen, who combines many conventions of the genre but with far more exquisite, intricate results than the norm . . . Pack[s] a visceral punch * Publishers Weekly *
As humane as it is violent...Barrett's anger, pain and determination infuse the novel with a raw will be among the best crime fiction you will read this year * Washington Post on SHADOW MAN *
Terrifically good, terrifically scary . . . very hard to put down * San Francisco Chronicle on SHADOW MAN *
'An excellent read...Mcfadyen manages to mislead the reader down many a wrong path and keep them guessing until the very last explosive twist to the end' * *
SHADOW MAN is one of the most powerful and authentic portrayals of a serial killer and the people who hunt them I have ever read. It kept me riveted right to the last page. Cody Mcfadyen is the real thing. * John Douglas, author of the #1 bestseller MINDHUNTER: Inside the F.B.I.'s Serial Crime Unit *
A truly talented author * The Sunday Times, Australia *
The wildest night ride I have been on for quite a while...By the time you finish reading this book you'll be running on adrenalin you never knew you had. If you're sick of books about serial killers, SHADOW MAN is the cure. Mcfadyen's writing and characterization run long, deep and true. And, by the way, he is beyond scary. Not to be missed * *
Authentic...handled well with some unexpected twists and turns. Mcfadyen has drawn Barrett and her fellow FBI members tenderly and intricately * Shots Magazine on SHADOW MAN *
I'm still reeling after reading this high-octane, heart-pumping FBI thriller...Brilliant. But not for the squeamish * ****Good Reading, Australia *
This is one of the best serial killer novels that I've read. It's up there with the early Patricia Cornwell novels, Primal Fear and The Silence of the Lambs - a stunning first novel * Manly Daily *
Mcfadyen has managed to deliver something fresh. His style of narration sucks the reader in from the first sentence and the story has enough plot twists to keep you intrigued to the last page. A superb debut novel, hopefully a sign of things to come from a truly talented author. In a word: chilling * Herald Sun, Australia *
If you like to be scared so witless you hold your breath for pages at a time, SHADOW MAN won't disappoint * New Idea, Australia *
Gripping from the first page to the last. The twists and turns in this thriller keep you in suspense until the last page * New Books Magazine *

About Cody Mcfadyen

Cody Mcfadyen is an independent video games designer. He lives in California with his wife and their daughter.

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The Face of Death: Smoky Barrett, Book 2 by Cody Mcfadyen
Cody Mcfadyen
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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