A killer is on the loose...and the body count is rising!
At The Stroke Of Madness
FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen’s patients, Joan Begley, is missing. At first Maggie dismisses Gwen’s concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned rock quarry in Connecticut, Maggie heads to the small town on ‘unofficial’ business.
Soon the shocking news surfaces that more bodies have been discovered, and Maggie is drawn into a case that confounds both local law enforcement and a seasoned criminal profiler like herself. But where is Joan Begley? Is she in fact the woman discovered buried in the quarry? Or is she the unwilling guest of a killer obsessed with possessing an unimaginable prize from his victims?
On the busiest shopping day of the year, a group of idealistic college students believe they’re about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think jamming devices in their backpacks will disrupt stores’ computer systems, causing delays and chaos, disrupting capitalism if only for a moment.
What they don’t realise is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks contain explosives. And they’re about to become unwitting suicide bombers.
FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell must put her own political troubles aside to work with Nick Morrelli and figure out who’s behind this terrorist plot a massacre that’s all the more frightening when a tip reveals that Maggie’s brother is one of the doomed protestors.