A deep freeze is bearing down on the Florida Everglades, the kind of brutal storm the locals call a killing rain. For Detective Louis Kincaid, the coldest night of the year has brought a terrifying new chill-a grisly discovery that tightens his every nerve in warning. The body proves this is no routine case. It's the start of a nightmare. And when the killer chooses his next victim, there's no doubt the detective is matching wits with a predator who is as ruthless as they come. Now, with time running out, Kincaid is on a desperate hunt of his own, tracking a twisted adversary one step away from committing the ultimate horror.
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About the Author
P.J. Parrish is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Louis Kincaid and Joe Frye thrillers. The author is actually two sisters, Kristy Montee and Kelly Nichols. Their books have appeared on both the New York Times and USA Today best seller lists. The series has garnered 11 major crime-fiction awards, and an Edgar® nomination. Parrish has won two Shamus awards, one Anthony and one International Thriller competition. Her books have been published throughout Europe and Asia.
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Private detective Louis Kincaid tried for over a year to get a date with Susan Outlaw; when he finally succeeds and goes to her house, she informs him they will eat here with her son Benjamin. Louis does not mind because he likes Benjamin. While the trio dines together, Susan¿s estrange husband Austin arrives after an absence of a few years. For her son¿s sake, she lets her spouse stay in her home.--- A few days pass before Louis calls to see how Susan and Ben are doing. She frantically tells him that Austin and Ben are missing. After a search turns up nothing, Louis returns home to ponder his next move, but Austin waits for him there. A panicked Austin explains that his business partner and secretary were abducted and ultimately killed; he fears for his son. Louis believes Ben is bait to lure Austin into a deadly trap. He continues his search although the police believe the lad is dead.--- P.J. Parrish is a fantastic thriller writer with his latest winner filled with plenty of action and chase scenes and the author insures the key cast seems genuine. Austen is an interesting antagonist as readers will feel dismay towards him for abandoning his son to save his own skin and feel further ire when he refuses to reveal to anyone how he became a target of a professional hitman though that might help save Ben¿s life. In some ways he steals the show, but in contrast to the courage of Louis, who loves Susan and Ben, placing himself in danger to save someone else¿s son turns A KILLING RAIN into an enthralling gothic tale in the middle of the Everglades.--- Harriet Klausner
The Killing Rain by P.J. Parrish is the fifth book in the Detective Louis Kincaid series. Louis Kincaid is starting a relationship with the defense attorney Susan Outlaw and her son Ben. When the ex returns, the father takes his son out for ice cream and does not return. Susan talks Kincaid into helping her find her missing boy. The search discovers ties with the recently found body in the Florida Everglades, human trafficking, the brutal murder of the ex's partner and their secretary, child abuse, and Satanism. A fast pace and a tight action-filled plot will thrill you. This is a good quick read that is bound to keep you wanting to find out what happens next.