By Brian Freeman
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312363277, 368pp.)
Publication Date: February 19, 2008
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Lieutenant Jonathan Stride knows his partner Maggie Bei is in trouble when she reports a deadly crime on a bitter winter night. She’s obviously hiding a terrible secret, and her silence only feeds suspicion. Maggie isn’t the only one keeping secrets in Duluth. A seductive young woman has disappeared, leaving behind a stash of lurid fantasies and a cryptic message: I know who it is. Following a twisted trail, Stride uncovers a sordid web of violence and voyeurism that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden. Stride isn’t alone. His lover Serena Dial – a homicide cop turned private investigator – is chasing a blackmailer who knows all the city’s dirty secrets. Even Maggie’s. But as Stride and Serena hunt for a killer, a predator with a vicious past is hunting them – with a terrifying plan for revenge. Now every step they take to expose the truth brings them closer to a showdown amid the howling winds of a winter storm. Where survival in the blinding snow is measured in seconds. Where crimes can be buried forever.
Brian Freeman is the author of psychological suspense novels featuring detectives Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial. His books have been sold in 17 languages. His debut thriller, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar®, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel. Brian and his wife, Marcia, have lived in Minnesota for more than twenty years.
“Brian Freeman is a first-rate storyteller. STALKED is scary, fast-paced, and refreshingly well written….Freeman has another winner.”—#1 Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille
“A perfect blend of psychological suspense and crime fiction.”—Chicago Tribune
“Chilling and heart-thumping.”—Minneapolis StarTribune
“Crammed with twists and studded with sex and violence; a mysterious, even mystical, sense of place; and a well-crafted set of characters.”— Publishers Weekly
“Perfect pacing and a haunting, engrossing mystery….another work that from beginning to end is impossible to put down.”—Bookreporter.com
“Freeman delivers a swift plot packed with satisfying twists."— Booklist
“A striking display of skilled storytelling that will have readers surprised more than once well before the shocking ending. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal