Eleven. For three long years that’s what she was called by The Collector, the sexual sadist who enslaved her.
Mia Deleon fought the odds and escaped only to discover that no one would believe her about the ordeal she’d endured. Not the police. Not her family or friends. Even the investigators she hired couldn’t find a trace of the sexual predator. So with help she disappeared, always looking over her shoulder, living in the shadows. Knowing she’d never be safe while he was still free.
Security expert Jude Bishop had helped her vanish. Now he’s been hired to bring Mia back. A criminal profiler may have discovered a tenuous link to her case. But Jude is nearly too late because The Collector has already found Mia, too. And their race to trail the sexual sadist turned killer brings Mia ever closer to the man obsessed with her.
Because she became his prized possession the moment she’d evaded him. And he’ll stop at nothing to see his collection finally complete…
The Cornbelt Killers. That's the media's name for the murderous trio who are using the Midwest as their hunting grounds. DCI agent Cam Prescott and forensic profiler Sophia Channing are responsible for stopping them. Because of their efforts, Mason Vance is in jail. Sonny Baxter is dead. But the mastermind of the trio is still free, and she's the most vicious of the three.
At first it's believed that Vickie Baxter has fled the state. But when bodies start piling up, it's all too evident that she's still in the area on a quest for revenge. Cam and Sophia top her list of targets, and so far she's managed to stay one step ahead of them.
They must predict the woman's next move in order to apprehend her. But nothing could prepare them for the mind-chilling end she has planned for them. If they are to have a chance of a future together they must stop Baxter before Sophia becomes the seventeenth victim.
An unmarked grave. Two killers. And one woman who stands in their way… Forensic profiler Dr. Sophia Channing will be the star witness against Mason Vance, a brutal sexual sadist who kidnapped, raped, and murdered six women. She can offer unique insight on the psychopath&mdash'she's his only witness that escaped alive. But the killer has other plans for her, even while behind bars. And when she's marked for assassination, Sophia realizes she's not finished with the violent psychopath either.
DCI Agent Cam Prescott is providing Sophia protective custody while she continues her work with his team. Vance's accomplice is still on the loose. And as more bodies show up with the mark of the killers, Cam and Sophia begin to realize the terrifying breadth of the crimes. Their time is running out to catch the second killer. He's already picked out his next victim. And he's willing to go through Sophia to get her.
Renowned forensic profiler Dr. Sophia Channing has analyzed the most notorious psychopaths in the country. So she's a natural to join Iowa's DCI task force to hunt the vicious sadist who has tortured and killed six women. Her insight into the killer's mind is just what's needed to stop him before he strikes again.
DCI Agent Cam Prescott has had tough cases before. But trailing this serial killer will require all his focus. He's haunted by the discovery of the six bodies buried in shallow graves in rural Iowa—and determined that there won't be a seventh. But when the killer sets his sights on Sophia, Cam fears he won't be in time to stop a madman from numbering yet another victim…