Profile of Evil: Book One of the Profile Series

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In Profile of Evil, Carly Stone is a brilliant FBI agent who's seen more than her share of evil. Leaving the agency, she becomes a consultant for Indiana County Sheriff Brody Chase, who needs her profiling skills to catch an online sex predator luring preteen girls to their deaths in his county.

An undeniable attraction begins to form between the sheriff and his profiler, and they are unsure of how they feel about that. She's in Indiana to do a job. That's all. Once the killer ...

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Overview

In Profile of Evil, Carly Stone is a brilliant FBI agent who's seen more than her share of evil. Leaving the agency, she becomes a consultant for Indiana County Sheriff Brody Chase, who needs her profiling skills to catch an online sex predator luring preteen girls to their deaths in his county.

An undeniable attraction begins to form between the sheriff and his profiler, and they are unsure of how they feel about that. She's in Indiana to do a job. That's all. Once the killer is captured, she'll head home to Florida. They both vow to end the job with their hearts intact. But will the heat between them prove impossible to ignore?

As the body count increases, can the predator be stopped before he kills again? A life hangs in the balance, and the two rush to stop the most terrifying killer of their careers - and time is running out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484906378
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 840,573
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Alexa Grace's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.
Author Alexa Grace is listed in top twenty of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida. She's a member of Romance Writers of America (national) as well as the Florida Chapter.
Her writing support team includes five Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and emails from readers.

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  • Posted May 18, 2013

    Profile of Evil was the first book in The Profile Series by tale

    Profile of Evil was the first book in The Profile Series by talented author, Alexa Grace. 
    Sheriff Brody Chase was determined to solve the re-occurring, mysterious deaths of pre-adolescent girls, haunting tranquil Shawnee County. He was also determined to resist the stunning, incredibly astute FBI profiler, Carly Stone, brought in to assist. 
    Since he was nineteen, Brody had assumed the primary care-giving role of his two younger brothers. He had given up his own life for them. Carly lit a fire in him that he had never known before. Despite the habit of denying his needs over others being a hard one to break, with Carly, he couldn’t hold back. 
    Carly Stone knew what she wanted: firstly, to not return to the FBI, and secondly, the tall, dark and irresistible, Brody Chase, who simply oozed testosterone and sex appeal. 
    "But it was the hug that did her in. What started as the kindest gesture she'd experienced in a long time, the action, slow and deliberate, ignited a need deep in her that she fought to extinguish, but it kindled brighter and hotter as she melted against him. That was the exact moment she knew she had to have Brody Chase."
    As with the Romantic Suspense genre, most of the detail in the story was prudently focused on the heinous crimes as they were being committed, investigated, and solved, with valid time, cleverly spent inside the sick and twisted perpetrator’s head. Written in third person, with focus shifting between the victims, offender, Brody and Carly, Profile of Evil was a well paced, riveting story. The balance between the gruesome investigation, and unfolding of the amorous love story, was maintained with sensitivity and panache.
    I love the way Alexa Grace writes. Her stories just get better each time. She clearly, thoroughly researches police procedures, and crime scene processing. Her ability to consistently create vivid scenes, strong, believable characters, and equally intriguing storyline, is impressive.  Characters from the Deadly Series made brief and welcome appearances. 
    The sex scenes were scorchers – often fast and hot - not necessarily explicit, but they’ll still make your heart thrum! 
    Profile of Evil was a good mix of light suspense and quick romance; yet its thought provoking exploration of the evil that lurks in the deception of children via social media, was both unsettling and exceptional. 
    Despite the ending feeling a little rushed, this was another winner Alexa Grace. I look forward to the next installment of those gorgeous Chase boys! This time we had Brody. Who’s next - Cameron or Gabe? Swoon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    Edge of your seat thriller...some of the things that go on in th

    Edge of your seat thriller...some of the things that go on in this book are terrifying but at the same time your saying thank god...It get emotional at times...I found myself crying a bit...




    There's a serial killer in Shawnee County which Brody's considers his county, and he's not too happy about that...finding a site with the teens who have been killed....watch while he searches and brings the sick person to justice.,




    When he calls in help...he just does not want the FBI in his county but his friend suggests someone who is an ex-federal agent and current consultant...she can profile this serial killer for them...The first meeting Sheriff Brody and the ex-federal agent have is rather interesting, actually catches him totally off guard and frozen in his footsteps....He thinks he's meeting Carl Stone..ends up being a mistake, and the misunderstanding gets clarified....She tells him "It's Carly Stone that you're looking for. Why do you want to talk to me?" things get heated between these two..The chemistry sizzles..




    Here is the Profile she lays out for them of what the killer is doing: Online teens that are troubled at home, at school that are searching for friends...that have no friends at school.
    So there online Teen Chats, Facebook, etc...until the killer comes across there cries for anyone to listen...that's when he nabs them...makes them feel wanted, and understood.




    My first book by Alexa Grace and will not be my last...I love Alexa Grace's writing..It's different..It drew me right in..

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  • Posted August 10, 2013

    Alexa Grace did a wonderful job writing this book. This is the f

    Alexa Grace did a wonderful job writing this book. This is the first book I have read of her's and it was definitely different then all the other books I have read.

    It was good in deed. I liked how Sheriff Brody and Carly worked together then fell in love. It was strong and you felt it. I love how they met though. She naked swimming and he going to meet with her to ask for her help. I could only imagine both of the expressions. Now with the bad guy (whom I will not say who it is, wouldn't want to ruin the surprise for you.)i like how he was caught. And the victim was just the sweetest. When she was being bullied in school and wronged by her stepped dad which forced her to run away I nearly cried for her. I felt so bad cause in real life that happens.

    But I would warn you the content of the crimes involved are a bit out there. But you have to understand it happens everyday. Most would think this type of story should be in crime book or true stories. But sometimes when something as evil as this can have a love story which would also lead to this story having a happy ending which most crime books or true story books might not.

    Give the book a chance before you judge it. Yes at the beginning you might want to throw it away but don;t continue you might surprise yourself by actually liking it.

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  • Posted June 6, 2013

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    This is the start of another dynamite series by Alexa Grace. The

    This is the start of another dynamite series by Alexa Grace. There is a deranged serial killer going after teen girls. Sheriff Brody brings in profiler Carly Stone to help catch the killer. The author does a great job with her details regarding the evils of predators on the internet who go after children. You can tell she did a lot of research on the subject. This story has drama, suspense and romance and keeps you on the edge of your seat. They are looking for a missing teen and racing against the clock in hope to find her alive.

    Brody was forced at a young age to raise his younger brothers when his mom died so he is not looking for anything more than a one-night stand. However, Carly shows up and he is not so sure of what he wants. He knows he wants her but is he willing to risk it all on romance and go for more than a one-night stand?
    Carly has been hurt in the past and getting involved with the sheriff is the last thing she expects. However, the chemistry between them is undeniable. The sex scenes are hot and romantic.

    The author brings in several of the characters from her Deadly Trilogy and it was nice to catch up with those characters. She also introduces his two brothers Gabe and Cameron which will be featured in future stories.
    If you like romance with action then this is definitely the book for you. Alexa Grace definitely has another winner!

    Rating-4.5

    Heat Rating-Hot

    Reviewed by: Donna McClaugherty

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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