The Midwest Book Review called Jeff Pate "an author of substance, imagination, and talent." CLARK HAGER IS BACK... From the bestselling author of "Winner Take All" comes a spine-chilling new thriller that puts SBI Special Agent Clark Hager in the middle of a baffling murder case. It's been six months since the brilliant profiler matched wits with and did battle with a ruthless killer called "The Strangler." Hager's partner Lloyd Sheridan has recovered from his injuries and is ready to return to work. Recently engaged to the woman of his dreams Vanessa Roman, Hager thinks life is beginning to get back to normal. But would it last... It all begins with a seemingly innocuous phone call from an old friend, concerned that his wife is missing. The woman is found murdered and sensing a loyalty to his friend, Hager takes it upon himself to find her killer. Hager and Lloyd team up with Brick McLendon, a black Raleigh PD detective with a chip on his shoulder and an ax to grind. Tasked with finding a killer and protecting his friend, Hager realizes that he can be too close to a case...too close to know that sometimes guilt lies in the Eye Of The Beholder. Eye Of The Beholder exposes Hager's inner turmoilat work and home, and deals with many issues, from racism to the agent's own longevity, forcing him to change the way he views the world in which he lives. With a dazzling pace and scintillating plot twists, Eye Of The Beholder is page-turning suspense, destined to continue Jeff Pate's bestselling tradition and thrill his fans across the country.
|Publisher:||Harlan Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.37(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.13(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jeff Pate has written a sensational thriller in his second book, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. This book will keep you guessing who the murderer is right until the end. There are enough twists and turns regarding the hunt for the murderer and the investigation involving the techniques of law enforcement and roadblocks thrown in their path to keep any die-hard mystery fan interested from the first page to the last. Not only do we get to see the day-to-day drama involving an interdepartmental investigation, but in this second book, we get drawn in even further to the personal life of Clark Hager, his fiance, and his daughter to see exactly what this dynamic character is made of. The relationship between Clark Hager and his partner, Lloyd Sheridan is also futher explored to give the reader an in depth feel of how a successful detective partnership works. Jeff Pate gives a depth to his characters that is refreshing and gives the reader the sense that they are living this drama right along side of these people. If you are a lover of the mystery genre, and are looking for a new author that gives a fresh perspective to a mystery, the Jeff Pate is your man. I highly recommend both WINNER TAKE ALL and EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!
Once again Jeffrey Pate has done it....'Eye of the Beholder' is another fantastic book, and I look forward to more novels with Special Agent Clark Hager in the future, I have a few favorite authors and Jeffrey Pate has been added to my list. He has the ability to combine real life with fiction, and to express what a man can go through under such stress, personal and professional, Clark Hager is a real man, a real charator that comes to life as one reads the pages that turn themselves, this is another must read novel and I want to thank Jeffrey Pate for becoming a writer and can for see him going quite far with this profession, Thank you.
I am becoming a Jeff Pate fan, I like his flow, twists, and characters. No let down here. This is a great new, likable cop, with a super cast of Characters. Hager is human cop; not superheros but real people. That is one of the great things about his characters, they are all real people. Hope Pate keeps this series comeing, he'll gain even more fans with this new Hager.