The Swan and the Jackal (In the Company of Killers Series #3)

The Swan and the Jackal (In the Company of Killers Series #3)

by J. A. Redmerski


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From New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author J.A. Redmerski, comes a dangerous and boundary-pushing new crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers.


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Fredrik Gustavsson never considered the possibility of love, or that anyone could ever understand or accept his dark and bloody lifestyle-until he met Seraphina, a woman as vicious and blood-thirsty as Fredrik himself. They spent two short but unforgettable years together, full of lust and killing and the darkest kind of love that two people can share.

And then Seraphina was gone.

It's been six years since Fredrik's lover and sadistic partner in crime turned his world upside-down. Seraphina went into hiding and has eluded him ever since. Now, he's getting closer to finding her, and an innocent woman named Cassia is the key to drawing Seraphina from the shadows. But Cassia-after sustaining injuries from a fire that Seraphina ignited-suffers from amnesia and can't give Fredrik the information he desperately seeks. Having no other choice, Fredrik has been keeping Cassia locked in his basement as he not only tries to get her to recall her past-because she and Seraphina share it-but also to protect her from Seraphina, who clearly wants her dead.

But Cassia is a light in the darkness that Fredrik never believed existed. After a year subjected to her kindness and compassion, he finds himself struggling with his love for Seraphina, and his growing feelings for Cassia-because he knows that to love one, the other must die.

Will light win out over darkness, or will something more powerful than either further destroy an already tortured soul?

(Note: THE SWAN & THE JACKAL is NOT a New Adult title. It, and all other books in the series are categorized as Suspense/Crime/Thriller/Romantic Suspense and Adult.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496123725
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2014
Series: In the Company of Killers Series , #3
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 307,454
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Born November 25, 1975, J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who juggles several different literary genres. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC's The Walking Dead.

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The Swan and the Jackal 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dark and heart wrenching, that's what this book was. Still, I loved it and could not put it down. I loved the previous two books about Sarai/Izabel and did not know the series would continue to tell Fredick's story. Very hard to read at times, but the story could not have been more appropriate for this very dark character. I am honestly very impressed by how the author managed to bring humanity to these very violent and flawed characters. And that's what makes this series so captivating. Highly recommend it!
KDH_Reviews More than 1 year ago
You can find this review and lots of other awesome reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews. My reviews for the previous two books can be found on my blog. I was excited when I started this book. After all, learning more about Fredrik is exactly what I wanted. Well, The Swan and the Jackal certainly didn't disappoint. In fact, I'd even go as far to say that this is my favorite book of the series. There are twists and surprises that I certainly didn't expect. And after everything was said and done, I just love Fredrik that much more. Now, here's the thing with this book. It seems that (from the reviews I've read) The Swan and the Jackal is one of those polarizing books. There are those that absolutely love it (like myself) and then those that hate it. While I don't agree with those that hate it, I can understand why they do. This book shows Fredrik in a different light than he has been previously portrayed in. It may be jarring for some to see him so absolutely different than what they've come to expect and hence they don't enjoy this book nearly as much. However, I say give it (and Fredrik) a chance. It's worth it. So, if you haven't started the series yet, what are you waiting for? It's fantastic! And a new book should be out soon (in less than a month!).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all the books with this series so far and needless to say, I couldn't wait to read this one. I was completely glued to nook! This was quite a bit darker than the others in the series, but amazing nontheless. My heart broke with the characters. Redmerski has a way of making you understanding the monster within the man. It's odd, but you really do care about Fredrick and I found myself rooting for him to find happiness, and after all the pain in his life, I feel he deserves it, despite all his cruelty. I like that he only targets people that are evil, however saddened that he could never over come his own demons. There is a twist that I couldn't believe and made my heart pound with excitement, and at the same time wondering how in the world that this situation could be desolved. Fedrick is a true victim of the hand he was dealt in life. Redmerski made me to understand the monster living inside the man. I ached for his pain and rooted for him to "find his light" . If circumstances had been different for him, I honestly feel he would have been a good man. I can't wait to read more of Redmerski's books. The lady sure can create a story!
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The story was far fetched and the sex, well just sucked! I don't care to read about the woman you love having sex with 12+ guys and giving BJs during it and then getting fisted. Really? Please try harder to write something worthwhile. And I read a lot of BDSM. Save yourself the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite series and this book is the best of the series! I aboslutly love the characters and the love story is very good. This is my favorite book. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love this series and cant get enough like me you got to check out this new author Melissa Copeland "solitary"
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shootingstarr More than 1 year ago
I love the series! It's a departure from The Edge of Never series, but a fantastic edge-of-your-seat mystery! I can't wait to learn more about Izabel & Fredrick!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everytime I would get to the end of a chapter, I would tell myself I couldn't just stop right there...and so I kept going. This was such a dark thriller and I loved it so much!
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Im writing this review while suffering from a lack of sleep. This book was different and dark. I found myself compelled to finsh this book in one setting. I had to find..... just read it. Dark content but different. Be prepared for a whoa moment. Very interesting read. Will read more from this author. Im speechless.
rin-81_ More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story and building of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story is well written, intriguing and keeps your mind going. Because this was a dark romance with no happily ever after, I did not like it as well as the previous two books in this series. That being said, this story is worth reading and you will become emotionally engrossed in the characters. Since this book provided an adequate depiction of Fredrik's childhood, I will not be reading the prequel on Fredrik due out later this year. However, I hope the author will develop another story that gives the reader a glimpse of a happier future for him. I really liked Fredrik inspite of his dark side and think he has earned a happily ever after.
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