OLD ENEMIES. Francis Ackerman Jr. is America's most terrifying serial killer. Having kept a low profile for the past year, he is ready to return to work - and he's more brutal, cunning, and dangerous than ever. NEW THREATS. Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now fully integrated into The Shepherd Organisation, an underground law enforcement agency, Marcus has to focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before savagely disposing of them. HIDDEN TERRORS. Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet - and his plans are more terrible than even his disciples imagine. Struggling to contain his own violent anger, Marcus faces a race against time to save the lives of more innocent victims. Can one man stop the evil that attacks from every side?
The gripping new Shepherd series novel from America's most exciting new thriller writer
Ethan Cross was born and raised in a small town in rural Illinois. When a fireman or a policeman would visit his school, most of his classmates' heads would swim with aspirations of growing up and catching bad guys or saving someone from a blazing inferno. When these moments came for Ethan, however, his dreams weren't to someday be a cop or put out fires; he just wanted to write about it. Now his dream of telling stories on a grand scale has come to fruition with the publication of The Shepherd novels. Ethan Cross still lives in Illinois with his wife and two daughters. The Prophet is his second novel. Learn more at www.ethancross.com