Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs meets Richard Marcinko's Rogue Warrior in this thriller that races at breakneck pace--from the critically acclaimed author who gave Stephen Coonts "a nightmare for a week."
Alfie Woodard always completes a mission. The skills he learned in the Australian Special Air Service have carried over to his new life as an Aboriginal spiritual leader and contract killer for drug lord Jay Burrell. Alfie knows how to stalk and kill a victim, then disappear without a trace. But it's the ritualistic murders and the devouring of his victims during the Aboriginal ceremony that send a clear message to Burrell's enemies.
Charley Payne was losing it. He had spent his life as a door kicker for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the world's hot spots. When his friend, Police Detective Sergeant Bobby Lee Martaine realized that Charley was becoming a danger to himself and his missions, Bobby Lee offered him a job. Trading in his guns for a camera, Charley finds his new life as a forensic photographer in the Twin Cities uneventful and peaceful--just what he needed, until Charley is called in to photograph a gruesome murder scene.
There are no fingerprints and only one clue, a bizarre Aboriginal painting. Most in the police department begin to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. Bobby Lee is closing in on Alfie, but Alfie learned in the SAS that a mission is not complete if you've left a trail behind. When Bobby Lee and his family turn up dead, Charley returns to the way of the gun. But he will be fighting a war on the spiritual leader's turf in the Australian outback. A fight to the death that took place in the Aboriginal dream world five centuries before.
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About the Author
Marcus Wynne is a charter member of the Been There, Done That Club. He's got all the T-shirts and knows all the secret handshakes. He enjoys poetry, ballet, knife fighting, and serial monogamy with fierce feminists. He is the author of NO OTHER OPTION, WARRIOR IN THE SHADOWS, BROTHERS IN ARMS, WITH A VENGEANCE, JOHNNY WYLDE, AIR MARSHALS, LOVELADY, TOO WYLDE and, most recently, THREE'S WYLDE in a serial format. He manages, with more than a little help from his friends, to eke out a living in this crazy business.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a great novel with non-stop action from beginning to end. Wynne obviously did lots of research on the Aborigine culture and in the process, crafted a thriller with some very interesting characters. I can't wait until he finishes his next book.
After finishing 'No Other Option', I immediately got his latest and finished it quickly. You can't wait to see whats coming around the next corner in this suspence building naration from someone you have no doubt was there, with his elete special ops military background. Close your eyes and see! You will be glad you bought them. Gary Delaney
Alfie Woodward combines the skills that he learned as an Australian Special Air Forces soldier with his Aboriginal spiritual beliefs to form an incredibly successful killing machine. He leaves behind quite a crime scene starring his latest victim, Minneapolis banker Madison Simmons as Alfie not only paints an Aboriginal painting using his victim¿s blood, he also strips meat and organs from the corpse, fries them, and eats them. Police Sergeant Bobby Lee Martaine heads the murder investigation that includes his military buddy Charley Payne as a civilian contract forensic photographer. Charley takes his copies of the weird photos to his artist girlfriend Mara Steinway who introduces him to Aboriginal art expert Kativa Patel. She explains the murder ritual of killing with a blunt object and eating the deceased to reduce their afterlife prowess, and concludes the portrait is the signature of the killer. When Bobby, his wife, and eight year old child is murdered, Charley knows that he has his own ritual to perform on the Aboriginal killer. Warrior in the Shadow is an exciting police procedural that grabs the audience with its opening salvo about Madison being eaten and never lets go until the final confrontation to include Kativa in the Outback. The superb story line is a police procedural thriller that enables the audience to observe a different much greater depth side than Crocodile Dundee provided. Marcus Wynne lives up to his surname with a winner that genre fans will devour, but not with bacon. Harriet Klausner