the grisham & sullivan series

John Hardy Bell
THE STRATEGIST

ISBN-10: 0615871194

ISBN-13: 978-0615871196

ASIN: B00EZGEV6Y

Camille Grisham was once a decorated field agent with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. Her job was to solve the country’s most complex and violent crimes, often with little more than a textbook profile of the perpetrator to go on. No one did it better. But after her partner’s death at the hands of a sadistic mass murderer, she has become a broken shell of her former self. 

Forced to leave the Bureau under the weight of guilt, Camille returns to her hometown of Denver, hopeful that the presence of family and friends can heal the wounds that time could not. Unfortunately, a change in scenery does not bring about a change in fortune. Less than twenty-four hours after her arrival home, Camille is left to deal with yet another tragic loss – the brutal murder of her best friend in an apparent home invasion. 

For local police, the case is open and shut. For Camille it is anything but. 

Desperate for answers, she becomes an unwitting participant in an investigation that winds through the darkest corridors of wealth, power, and political corruption. All the while a killer waits patiently in the shadows, watching Camille’s every move. 

With the help of a young homicide detective whose doubts about her department’s case increase by the second, Camille must race to uncover the true motives behind her friend’s murder, even though she knows that doing so will put her on an inevitable collision course with a past that she desperately wants to leave behind. 

John Hardy Bell
THE OTHER DANIEL

ISBN-10: 1502705915

ISBN-13: 978-1502705914

ASIN: B00NWEZWKO

Daniel Sykes is one of the country’s most notorious serial killers. And Jacob Deaver is tasked with writing his biography. For the fledgling true-crime author, it is the opportunity of a lifetime; a guaranteed bestseller. But not everyone is sold. 

Camille Grisham, the former FBI agent responsible for Sykes’ capture, thought that the worst chapter of her life had finally been closed, until Deaver approaches her in a coffee shop with a most unwelcome proposition. 

The unforeseen turn that follows will thrust Camille into the harrowing wilderness of the past, while revealing a terrifying new menace that threatens to destroy the post-FBI life she has worked so hard to build. 

It will also bring her face to face with a psychopath the likes of which she has never seen. 

And in the end, a frightening new chapter will be written. 

John Hardy Bell
THE DARKEST POINT

ISBN-10: 1071285645

ISBN-13:  978-1071285640

ASIN: B07RW461RG

 

Grisham and Sullivan are back. And this time, the personal stakes couldn’t be higher.

 

It was a nondescript ten by twelve-foot space, with a rusted toilet on one side, an army cot on the other, and a small table and chair in the middle. It wasn’t technically a prison cell. But for Jacob Deaver, it certainly felt like one. He was being held here by a man whose life story he had been instructed to write. The final manuscript would not be published. It would be used instead to bait former FBI Agent Camille Grisham, whom Jacob’s captor holds responsible for his daughter’s murder. In another non-descript room somewhere very close by, Paul Grisham, Camille’s father, is also being held captive. For what purpose, no one knows. But one thing is known for sure: there isn’t much time to save him.

 

To do so, Camille rejoins the Bureau as a consultant. The abductor patterns his crimes after the infamous serial killer Daniel Sykes, and no one knows those patterns better than Camille. But this case is deeply personal. With homicide detective and trusted ally Chloe Sullivan by her side, Camille’s resolve will be tested in ways it never has, as she faces down a killer whose blind hatred and thirst for revenge threatens everything she holds dear.

 

His plan is to draw her out. One vicious word at a time. One threatened life at a time. By taking the bait, Camille can save the person she loves most. In return, she could end up losing more than she ever imagined possible.

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