The Highest Stakesby Rick Reed
In Jack Murphy's experience, the killers who blend in are the hardest to catch. But none are as elusive-or efficient-as Mr. Smith. A man of average height, weight and build, Mr. Smith is as ordinary as his name. Which makes it easy for him to/b>
Detective Jack Murphy Is Back-on the trail of a criminal mastermind who kills for profit and tortures for pleasure.
In Jack Murphy's experience, the killers who blend in are the hardest to catch. But none are as elusive-or efficient-as Mr. Smith. A man of average height, weight and build, Mr. Smith is as ordinary as his name. Which makes it easy for him to get close to his targets. To kill without conscience. To use every weapon at his disposal to raise the stakes in a global game of terror and death. Mr. Smith is no ordinary killer. But Jack Murphy is no ordinary cop . . .
Praise for Rick Reed and his novels
"As authentic and scary as crime thrillers get."-Nelson DeMille
"Det. Jack Murphy tracks killers through a political maze of lies, deception and dishonor that leads to a violent, pulse-pounding climax."-Robert S. Levinson
"Everything you want in a thriller: strong characters, plenty of gory story, witty dialogue, and a narrative that demands you keep turning those pages."-Book Reporter
"Reed thrusts the boundaries of his story forward to bring us along on a ride we won't soon forget!"-Suspense Magazine
"Put this on your must-read list."-John Lutz
"A jaw-dropping thriller."-Gregg Olsen
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I applaud Rick Reed on the way he brings his characters to life. Very entertaining. I could not put any of his books down cause I kept wondering "what's next??" Please please keep them coming!!
Detective Jack Murphy is back with a vengeance! He's on the trail of a criminal mastermind. This killer is good ...very good. He has no conscience, no feelings of remorse, and he will kill indiscriminately .. as long as there is a payday in it for him. Jack's friend, ATF Killian George, gets some confidential information that may tie into Jack's case. Unbeknown to anyone, George is watching a warehouse. What he sees are two cops in uniform hauling boxes of explosives. So intent on watching through binoculars, a man identified only as Mr. Smith, walks up and shoots him in the face. Needless to say, no one is going to shoot his friend and walk away scott free. From there there are all sorts of activities going on. There are crooked cops, FBI Agents who aren't, a supervisor who swears that he's going to find a way to fire Jack. An old girlfriend appears just as he's thinking about getting his ex-wife back. Everything comes to a boil when explosives are planted on a Casino Boat and Jack and his team must find the killer, find the explosives and save hundreds of lives.... and make it out alive. This is an exciting addition to an already exhilarating action-packed series. There is non-stop action and an explosive ending. I love the character of Jack Murphy ... he's got a smart mouth but he's also a smart cop. The relationship with his partner is priceless. From their banter, you know they love each other like brothers and will always have each others backs. It's not necessary to read these books in order, although I always recommend it. 5 stars for the book, 5 stars for the series. I would like to thank the author, Netgalley and Kensington Books for an advance copy of The Highest Stakes.