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The Well Meaning Killer
     

The Well Meaning Killer

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by Miranda Phillips Walker
 

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A maniac is terrorizing Baltimore. “The Wishing Well Killer” is depositing his victims like they were the kitchen trash…stuffing their bodies in plastic garbage bags and throwing them down abandoned wells in the Maryland countryside. For veteran homicide detective Phil Jenkins and FBI agent Megan McKenna of BAAT, the Baltimore Aggravated Assault

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A maniac is terrorizing Baltimore. “The Wishing Well Killer” is depositing his victims like they were the kitchen trash…stuffing their bodies in plastic garbage bags and throwing them down abandoned wells in the Maryland countryside. For veteran homicide detective Phil Jenkins and FBI agent Megan McKenna of BAAT, the Baltimore Aggravated Assault Task Force, the net they first cast to try and catch the killer with seems to have only hauled in a dead end. An insidious, under-the-table scam in the Maryland State foster care system involving unscrupulous lawyers. But when the madman they are chasing surprisingly surfaces in the middle of it all, Megan McKenna realizes that they know each other—and still have some deadly, unfinished business between them. Megan calls FBI profiler, and former lover, agent Reese Ditrapano in on the case to try to get inside the warped mind of the killer before another victim goes down a well. But Reese’s old feelings for Megan, and Phil Jenkins’ new ones, create friction in the investigation…the perfect diversion needed for the lunatic killer who’s finally found the perfect well. For Megan McKenna.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982144329
Publisher:
Krill Press, LLC
Publication date:
06/10/2009
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

What People are Saying About This

Pat Mullan
"With dialogue that's smooth and believable and settings that ring true, Miranda Walker has crafted a first novel with skill. If you love mysteries, this is a mystery you will love!"--(Pat Mullan, author of The Circle Of Sodom, and Blood Red Square)
Raymond Benson
"In her debut FBI procedural novel, Miranda Phillips Walker exhibits confidence, talent, and credibility. Megan McKenna is an appealing heroine who is sure to be around for a long time. A very entertaining read! --(Raymond Benson, author of A Hard Day's Death, Dark Side of the Morgue, and James Bond-The Union Trilogy)
Mary Welk
"Miranda Walker presents readers with a gutsy new character in the world of police procedurals. Plagued by a past almost as horrendous as the case she's investigating, FBI Agent Megan McKenna exhibits the determination of a bulldog in both her professional and private lives. This opening salvo in Walker's new series is a sure bet for readers who love strong feminine characters."--(Mary Welk, author of To Kill a King, and A Merry Little Murder)
Jay Bonansinga
"First time novelist and veteran ER nurse Miranda Phillips Walker brings both verisimilitude and viscera to this riveting chiller, a terrifying race through the broken foster care system to catch a hair raising mother of a maniac. Readers will not soon forget The Well Meaning Killer. An absolutely breathtaking debut!"--(Jay Bonansinga, national best selling author of Perfect Victim, The Sinking Of The Eastland, and The Killer's Game)
Patricia Reid
"Not many people would be willing to be lowered down a well to recover a corpse but FBI Agent Megan McKenna, an FBI behavioral scientist, volunteers. The body is that of a young female victim, the third in as many weeks. A suspected serial killer is what brought Meg to Baltimore to work with the Baltimore Police Department and specifically Detective Phil Jenkins. This is Meg's first assignment after a leave of absence brought about by Meg's failure to save a child from a killer such as Baltimore PD now faces. Max is a Labrador retriever and shares Megan's home. Max is a retired FBI search and rescue dog and plays a big part in this novel. Although Meg and Phil did not hit it off at first they are beginning to get into the swing of working together. When Phil calls her in to let her know he has found a link between the victims. At least two of the victims were foster children and both from the same agency. As the two begin their investigation, they feel that there is something off about the foster home. The place is too quiet and no children are visible. The parents of the victims have all moved out of state. There is more than one mystery contained between the pages of The Well Meaning Killer and enough action to keep the reader swiftly turning pages. Are the foster home and the serial killer in some way connected? Will the killer be brought to justice? This review has only touched on the characters you will meet in this book. I think you will like Meg and want to read more about her. Max is a dog that anyone would be lucky to own. Be sure to pick up this first, in what I hope to be a new series, starring Megan McKenna."--(Patricia Reid, Book-Views.com)

Meet the Author

Miranda Phillips Walker is an ER
nurse and mother of four who lives
in Charleston, West Virginia.
“The Well Meaning Killer”
is her first novel.
www.mirandawalkerbooks.com

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Well Meaning Killer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
HutchMH More than 1 year ago
is an excellant effort for a first time published author! Along the lines of J.D. Robb and other cop/thriller books - great action and suspense! I hope Miranda writes another book - perhaps the story alluded to in this one - to further develop the character. For anyone who has ever lived in Baltimore/DC, it will be like a trip home with recognizable places. Good job - great writing and a good read!
ImissMJ More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Would read more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot, enjoyed the book. Main character is tough, likeable FBI lady hunting a killer who escaped her a year ago and caused a breakdown. Would have rated higher but there's some strange, stilted dialogue, such as secretary saying "I must get back to my duties." Who talks like that! :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems there'll b more books & god i hope so! Unbelievable for a first book! Wow! One of the best ive read & ive read ALOT in this genre of psychological suspense/detective fiction/serial killer books. I cant believe she hasnt written before! This is a MUST read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were well developed. I could easily see them and relate to them. Keep up the good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy a good mystery, then this the book to read. I read this book in nonstop.