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The Slowest Death

The Slowest Death

by Rick Reed
The Slowest Death

The Slowest Death

by Rick Reed


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"Reed writes as only a cop can." -Nelson DeMille

Jack Murphy Delivers Justice

Detective Jack Murphy can read a crime scene like a book. When the naked, brutalized corpse of a narcotics cop is found, it's not the body that tells him a sick killer is on the loose, but the monkey figurine-of the "see no evil" kind-shoved down his throat. It's a message, not a clue. Then a high-profile judge is set on fire. Another figurine left behind. Murphy has a guess what's next. But it's not what he expects. The torture-killer taking out Evansville's defenders of law and order isn't the only one with secrets. The victims might have a few, too . . .

Praise for Rick Reed and his novels

"A jaw-dropping thriller."-Gregg Olsen

"Leaves you wondering whether you really did lock the doors before you went to bed."-Mystery Scene

"Put this on your must-read list."-John Lutz

"The things Reed has seen as a police officer make for a great book." -Suspense Magazine

"Rick Reed knows the dark side as only a real-life cop can, and his writing crackles with authenticity." -Shane Gericke

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516104550
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Jack Murphy Series , #6
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 763,199
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Sergeant Rick Reed (Ret.), author of the Jack Murphy thriller series, is a twenty-plus-year veteran police detective.  During his career he successfully investigated numerous high-profile criminal cases, including a serial killer who claimed thirteen lives before strangling and dismembering his fourteenth and last victim. He recounted that story in his acclaimed true-crime book, Blood Trail.  Rick spent his last three years on the force as the Commander of the police department’s Internal Affairs Section. He has two master’s degrees and upon retiring from the police force, took a fulltime teaching position with a community college. He currently teaches criminal justice at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee and writes thrillers. He lives near Nashville with his wife and two furry friends, Lexie and Luthor. Please visit him on Facebook, Goodreads, or at his website, If you’d like him to speak online for your event, contact him by going to

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