4 out of 4 stars
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Eyes of the Predator: A Hard-Boiled Crime Thriller (The Hunters Book 1) by Glenn Trust, is about a predator, a hunter, and a girl.
The serial killer thinks that human beings are nothing more than prey and he is the predator searching for his latest victim.
The hunter, George Mackey is a deputy of the Pickham County police department, in Georgia. His boss, the sheriff wants to fire him because he considers him unprofessional. The Chief Deputy works to keep him because he is considered one of the finest deputies on the job.
The girl, Lyn, from Judges Creek, longs to leave her home and live in Canada. That was the dream of her and her brother who died in Afghanistan. Her father is abusive and when things go too far, her mother gives her money and tells her to leave and go as far away from there as she can. She makes it to a diner where she gets a ride from two young men, Cy and Clay, on their way to work just outside of Savannah, a little closer to Canada.
The predator has the girl. The hunter and Clay, one of the boys that gave her a ride, are searching for her. Will they be too late?
The author has the reader waiting to see what will happen next. The story starts with the predator and prey. He catches her so easy that he gets a little careless and almost gets caught, but he kills the man quickly. When the deputy sees the body of the dead man, he is quick to point out that the killer kills to deliver the most pain. A body of a girl is found, the deputy determines that it is the same killer and that he is from Texas. The hunt is on. The deputy finds an unknowing witness and gets more leads. Then Clay goes back looking for Lyn and discovers she left in a car with Texas plates he speeds away looking for them, only to get pulled over for speeding. Clay tells the trooper why he was speeding and then he is taken to the station for more questioning. They then find out more about the car the killer is driving and start searching for him. A cop in another county is talking to a man who rents cabins. He tells him about a couple that comes in this morning to rent one of his cabins and the cop, on a hunch calls it in. The hunter, Clay, most of the Georgia police force, and the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) are in a race to get to the cabin to save the girl, Lyn. Will Lyn survive her ordeal with the predator?
One of my favorite parts is when George Mackey tells the GBI agents that he suspects the killer is from Texas and he likes to inflict as much pain as possible. The lead agent listens to Mackey and agrees with him. The sheriff hates that part, he tries to get Mackey off the case. When the GBI agent wants Mackey to work directly with them on the investigation the sheriff tries everything to stop that from happening.
My rating for Eyes of the Predator: A Hard-Boiled Crime Thriller (The Hunters Book 1) is 4 out of 4 stars. There were a few errors, but they did not take away from the story. Two of them looked like typos and the other may be cop talk. I would recommend this book to people who love fiction and crime thrillers. I would not recommend this book to people who read true crime books, though it is a great book of fiction.
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