The Fifth Victim (Cherokee Pointe Trilogy #1)

The Fifth Victim (Cherokee Pointe Trilogy #1)

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by Beverly Barton
     
 

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Some Things Shouldn't Be Seen. . .

Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. Deep in the Smoky Mountains, the victim lies, sacrificed on a makeshift altar--the gruesome work of a killer who has evaded the authorities in state after state. FBI agent Dallas Sloan knows the scene all too well--just as he knows the killings won't stop until there are four more

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Some Things Shouldn't Be Seen. . .

Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. Deep in the Smoky Mountains, the victim lies, sacrificed on a makeshift altar--the gruesome work of a killer who has evaded the authorities in state after state. FBI agent Dallas Sloan knows the scene all too well--just as he knows the killings won't stop until there are four more bodies. . .

Some Warnings Won't Be Heeded. . .

Genny Madoc's "sixth sense" has brought many of Cherokee Pointe's residents to her isolated log cabin, looking for help. But now it's Genny who needs help from the disturbing visions she sees--images that are getting stronger and more violent day by day. . .

Some Fears Can't Be Stopped. . .

Thrown together by necessity, drawn to each other by desire, Dallas and Genny must band together, searching the darkest heart of a town's hidden secrets before a twisted killer can complete a sinister plan that will make one of them the fifth victim. . .

Includes an excerpt of Beverly Barton's new novel The Murder Game!

New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton is the author of eleven romantic suspense thrillers, including Killing Her Softly and Close Enough to Kill. She is currently working on her next novel for Zebra Books.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Unlike Barton's family-centered romantic intrigues (What She Doesn't Know, etc.), this visceral tale fits firmly in the thriller genre, but shades of romance and the paranormal keep it from being just a slasher story. Set in the heart of the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, the novel opens as a killer sacrifices an innocent woman and drinks her blood to gain strength. He performs these deadly rituals in sets of five before moving on to repeat the process elsewhere. When FBI agent Dallas Sloan hears of the first sacrificial murder in Cherokee Pointe, he takes a leave of absence to investigate and hopefully avenge the death of his niece, who was killed by the same murderer. Genny Madoc, a half-Cherokee with physic abilities, foresees Dallas's approach to the town, and she immediately senses that he's her soul mate. What she doesn't know is that her "sixth sense" makes her the madman's fifth target. As Genny and Dallas join forces, Barton turns her narrative lens on the community and its peculiar inhabitants, transforming this thriller into an insightful exploration of a small town. Scenes of explicit sex and violence can be jarring, but the tension and foreboding twisted throughout provide ample incentive for readers to reach the novel's chilling yet far-fetched conclusion. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420118759
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Cherokee Pointe Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
49,528
File size:
646 KB

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"Fast . . . edgy . . . sexy...I loved The Fifth Victim!"--(Linda Howard, New York Times bestselling author)
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"Smart, sexy and scary as hell. Beverly Barton just keeps getting better."--(Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton is the author of eleven romantic suspense thrillers, including Killing Her Softly and Close Enough to Kill. She is currently working on her next novel for Zebra Books.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Fifth Victim is one of the best books that I have read all year. Genny Madoc has had visions all her life. The ones she has been having lately are getting for violent by the day. When a gruesome murder brings FBI agent Dallas Sloan to the scene, Genny knows that her world is going to change. As Genny and Dallas relationship grows so does the violence in Cherokee Pointe. This book is a must read, its fast paced and the chemistry just sizzles. The suspense will keep you guessing till the end. Looking forward to the next books in this exciting series.
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stacey71 More than 1 year ago
Never read a book of hers I didn't like!! This book is no exception! ! Awesome book! !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book and the story line. I can not wait to read the rest of this authors books.
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mang More than 1 year ago
i love beverly bartons books she was one of the best writers ive ever read going too miss her voice
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If you like romance and mystery combined, it is a very interesting book to read.
dorlyn More than 1 year ago
would recommend this book and the sequels
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