In Vancouver, the wife of a millionaire is dead following an explosion in her own home. Everyone thinks her husband is responsible, but former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter isn’t so sure.
The method is too perfect; the lack of mistakes, uncanny. He’s seen a series of carefully orchestrated murders – once a year, on exactly the same day, a woman dies in a situation just like this one. That date is fast approaching and Winter knows another victim has been selected. Can he identify the quiet man before he strikes again?
I can’t tell you how excited I was when I was offered the chance to review an early ARC of The Quiet Man by James Carol, I’m a huge fan of the Jefferson Winter series so I was desperate to start reading and see if it met my expectations. I’m thrilled to report it certainly did. The Quiet Man makes for a gripping read and despite it being the fourth book in the series James Carol certainly doesn’t appear to be running out of steam or fresh ideas to make this series a unique read.
Jefferson Winter former FBI agent, son of a serial killer is a marvellously drawn and unique character, he’s not particularly endearing, he’s very much in control and shows little emotion, and in many ways has the qualities of the sociopaths he chases. In the Quiet Man we see a very different side to him which makes him all the more intriguing, as he shares more of his past I can’t help hoping that at some point James Carol will write about his early years. In this book Jefferson partners up with PI Laura Anderton to track down a serial killer who strikes once a year, what follows is a tense and suspense fuelled read.
What I love about this series and fascinates me is James Carol’s attention to the profiling of his killers, it’s something that’s always intrigued me. Jefferson Winter’s is an expert in the subject and so convincing is James Carol’s writing you exactly feel your there amid the investigation building a picture of the killer, and what makes them tick. Tightly plotted with enough twists and turns to cause me to have many a “heart in the mouth” The Quiet Man is a worthy edition to the Jefferson series and I shall certainly be looking forward to the next book in this highly addictive crime series.
Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber (2 May 2017)