The Shepherd (Shepherd Series #1)

The Shepherd (Shepherd Series #1)

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by Ethan Cross

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Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others, while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering. When both men become unwi


Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others, while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering. When both men become unwi

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Author Lou Aronica creates a world that manages to be both surreal and tangible. Reading this book is like experiencing a lucid dream with depth and detail that play on all five senses. -Blogcritics

This was such a well written novel, I couldn't praise Aronica more for the beautiful way he intertwined characters and worlds. Every last detail in the fantasy world was creative and added more to the story. There were some heartbreaking scenes along the way that had me crying, but the love between father and daughter was extremely clear and quite emotional.. A recommendation to all readers. - Chick Lit Plus

Blue is a compelling fantasy novel that will tug on your heart strings and fill your eyes and heart with wonder. Beautifully written, the worlds just come to life in vivid color in your mind, and the hope and magic will keep you up late into the night turning the pages. Well executed, engaging and with characters you can't help but love, Blue is a must read! I absolutely loved it! - Minding Spot

Blue is an emotional, thought-provoking story that reaches in and squeezes the heart.. Blue made me cry and laugh. It enlivened my imagination and offered hope. This story is full of subtleties that tease the mind. I'm sure new wonders will come to light each time the story is read-it is a story to be enjoyed more than once. Becky and her Tamarisk Kingdom will be remembered long after the last words of Blue are read. -Long and Short Reviews

Once in a while, a story comes along that completely surprises me because it delivers so much more than I expected; more depth, more feeling, more story-weaving. Blue not only falls into this category, it tops the list.. I humbly give this book FIVE STARS, and wish I had more to offer. - Between the Pages

Product Details

Fiction Studio
Publication date:
Shepherd Series , #1
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Brian S. Wheeler
"Silence of the Lambs meets The Bourne Identity" --( Brian S. Wheeler, Author of Mr. Hancock's Signature)
Andrew Gross
"A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds." --(Andrew Gross, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of Reckless and Don't Look Twice)
D.B. Henson
"The Shepherd is a superbly crafted thriller skillfully delving into the twisted mind of a psychopath and the tormented soul of the man destined to bring him down. Ethan Cross weaves a tale so chilling, I was afraid to turn out the lights. Highly recommended!" --( D.B. Henson, Amazon bestselling author of Deed to Death)
Jeremy Robinson
"THE SHEPHERD is an intense novel that will have you locking your windows and doors, installing a safe room and taking Ambien so you can sleep through the night after finishing. Ethan Cross opens up the mind of a serial killer, exposes you to it, and leaves you with years of therapy bills. But this thrill-ride is worth every penny." --( Jeremy Robinson, author of PULSE and INSTINCT)
Lou Aronica
"The Shepherd is a nonstop suspense novel with great twists, great drama, and an ending that will knock you on the floor." --( New York Times bestselling author Lou Aronica)

Meet the Author

Ethan Cross: Ethan Cross is the pen name of a thriller author living and writing in Illinois with his wife, two daughters, and two Shih Tzus.

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The Shepherd 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 147 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very addictive. I read half of it the first night I purchased it and finished it the second night. Some of the turn of events in this book I never would have suspected. I believe this would make a very entertaining movie and look forward to more from this author.
Annie-S More than 1 year ago
This is one of the BEST books I have ever read. A tight well written suspense novel that keeps the pages turning and is hard to put down all the way to the end. And that's where it blows your mind!!! This book IS a must read!
Emily Enquist More than 1 year ago
I honestly couldn't stop reading it. One of the better ebooks i've read since i first got my nook. Loved the story line and especially how the author keeps you hanging at the end! Certainly not bad for a free book! :D
luana14 More than 1 year ago
Great read for those that love thrillers & psychopaths. The characters are interesting and believable. Many twists that will make you wonder what it going to happen next. You will never guess the ending. I am truly looking forward to another book from this author.
Austin-G More than 1 year ago
I give this book 5 stars only because it's as high as I can go! I have checked my closet every night since i started reading this book. The Shepherd has blown away my previous favorite book and I can't wait for the next book! Congrats on writing an amazing book!!!
LouieMoroii More than 1 year ago
This was a very well written and twisted story about good and evil. I enjoyed it very much and will highly recomend it!
SnowHillReader More than 1 year ago
I was impressed that this book was Mr. Cross' first book. I read reviews from others and was really impressed with this book. It was hard to put down. Characters were believable and real. Just when I thought I had figured it out I would turn the page and it wasn't as it seemed. The book is fast paced, and left me up late reading. Enjoyable. I am amazed a large publisher hasn't picked up this author. This is a well written book I would highly recommend for the beach, a rainy day,or simply your next book. I look forward to the next book produced by this author a true story teller!
Readright77 More than 1 year ago
The Shepherd did not leave me disturbed, as I have read in some other reviews, although I had been concerned that it would. That said, however, this book will scare you more than once - I promise. Do yourself a favor and don't read too many reviews - though no real spoilers, some reveal enough to alter the ultimate experience with this page-turner! It's a great book that gives you a lot to think about yet has a smooth, seamless storyline. Extremely well done! Don't miss this book! You will be anxiously awaiting the sequel with the rest of us!
rickman06 More than 1 year ago
This book was suspensful and I enjoyed reading it. The characters where very interesting and then end.....Intriguing!!! Cant wait for further books from author....Highly Recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i just wanted to read something to pass time. I PASSED MORE TIME THAN EXPECTED!!!! This is a good story. I lost track of time. As soon as i finished one page i said I'll read 1more than take a break. I never took one. Its not often i read one as good as this. Francis (i admit) is my favorite character. He kept me wondering what he's gonna do next. I plan on reading the next continuation. I cant wait 2pick up from there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love finding new and exciting authors to start following. One of my favorites is Dean Koontz and now Ethan Cross makes that list. This book takes you from one trill to another never stopping to catch your breath. If this is what his first book is like, well then I am excited to see how his writing evolves and grows with each and every new book. A must read. Can't wait to read 'The Prophet'.
yeahitzme More than 1 year ago
If this is a genre you happen to love reading youbwill appreciate the Shepherd. Story had alot of momentum and kept you wanting to continue on. Enough detail and draatic action to keep ypu wnting to read on! Enjoyed enough to purchase next book Prophet and will prob buy Caged D well...Worth the read! Ethan Cross books works for me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wayyyy to much slice and dice for me, If you insist, realize you have been warned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ending was a little deflating but in the context of tge story it makes sense. Sets you up for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book i have read by ethan cross and it was awesome. I was not expecting the twist at the end. It was fast paced and very exciting. He is my new suspense author awesome book. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live to read and I get really excited when I come across a new author who can capture and hold my attention through the whole book. The Shepherd is a fast-paced book with lots of twists and turns; each time I thought I had figured something out it changed. I also love when an author can tell a very good story and not use profanity (I believe I counted 3 or 4). As I read the story, I found myself pondering about some of the moral delimna's the protaganist faced, I wondered what decisions I might make if placed in the same situations. I highly recommend this book and look foward to reading future stories by Ethan Cross!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of this author, but I was pleasantly surprised with his novel. He created a thrilling plot that made it impossible to put down. I am looking forward to reading more of his work.
Marcompro More than 1 year ago
This is the first Ethan Cross novel I have read but it won't be the last. I just finished 'The Shepherd' and will be purchasing more of his books. A thrill ride from page one. One of the few books you cannot figure out until the very end... and then Mr. Cross throws you for another curve. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an excellent story. wish he had more books available
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read five books in the 24 years I have been out of high school but loved this book!
PippenKP More than 1 year ago
AMAZING BOOK!!! :P Everyone who has ever had any doubts about the rightness of vigilante justice, NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK!! There is a VAST difference between taking a life because you NEED to, in order to save other lives, and what most people judge vigilante actions as being which is pointless murder. READ this book; I don't think anyone on either end of the spectrum will ever view things the same again. And even other than that element, this is a phenomenal story-line, great action, nonstop suspense, definitely a good and entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First nook book I read. Very interesting -especially the ending. Ethan Cross did a great job with this one!!
YouWannaKnowWhatIThink More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story.. I found that it was a lot like Prison Break season 4 because of the government conspiracy and the twist and turns in the plot but just like I loved that show, I really enjoyed this book. And also like the show I was never expecting the ending, which makes for a great read!
Taylor20 More than 1 year ago
Im not a big reader, but a friend wanted me to read this book. I have never wanted to keep reading a book for very long, but this book I could not put down! It kept me interested the whole time! There was so many different thrills that made me want to hear more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!!