When Caleb Williamson, a career officer with the CIA, disappears, officials are left wondering whether he is a spy who has defected or the victim of a crime. Meanwhile, Williamson's friend, FBI agent Tyler Bannister, is focused on catching an extortionist who has threatened to unleash a biological poison if a multimillion dollar demand is not met. When Williamson turns up dead alongside the corpses of two women near a northern Virginia highway, Bannister is assigned to a task force to identify what looks to be a cunning serial killer. While Bannister becomes obsessed with finding the murderer before he strikes again, a fourth body is discovered. The stakes become more personal when the killer targets Bannister's new love interest.
About the Author
C.W. Saari is a graduate of Whittier College, Willamette University Law School, and the National War College. He served his country in the US Marine Corps, then spent twenty-seven years as an FBI Special Agent where he supervised undercover operations and espionage investigations. He is currently a private investigator in Lexington, South Carolina, where he resides with his wife, Carol.
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The Mile Marker Murders based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The Mile Marker Murders is a plot-driven suspense novel, written so convincingly and with such detail that at times I forgot I was reading a book and felt like I was watching a movie. I read this book cover to cover in one day. C.W. Saari primarily tells the story from the perspective of the main character, Bannister, but at times he creates subplots from the point-of-view of the minor characters, adding greater dimension to the story. He skillfully weaves in and out of the minds of the characters, without confusing the reader. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and finished with the obvious possibility for a sequel, which I hope is coming soon!
Reviewed by Paul J. for Readers Favorite FBI agent Tyler Bannister has a problem: actually he has a couple of problems. When his good friend Caleb Williamson, a career officer with the CIA, disappears officials are trying to decide if he is some type of spy who may have defected or whether he was a victim of a crime. Although Bannister is concerned for his old friend, his main focus is on catching an extortionist who has threatened to unleash a biological weapon if a 5-million dollar demand is not met. After catching a break, Bannister’s team is quickly able to catch the would-be terrorist. But, when Williamson turns up dead alongside the corpses of two women near a northern Virginia highway, Bannister is assigned to a task force to identify what appears to be the work of a serial killer. Bannister and the task force are obsessed with finding the murderer before he strikes again, but unfortunately a fourth body is discovered. Can Bannister and the team end this reign of death, or will the killer continue leaving bodies by the roadside? "The Mile Marker Murders" is a well-thought out, well-written novel. The characters are defined and realistic. The plot moves along at a quick pace and the police procedures are sound. The start of the story is actually three plotlines and could have been a tad confusing but the author is able to nicely tie them all together. The end is very good, leaving the reader with the expectation of things to come in the life of FBI Agent Ty Bannister. Very nicely done.