The Watcher in the Wall is the fifth installment in Laukkanen’s thrilling series featuring Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere, agents of the joint BCA-FBI Violent Crimes Task Force in the Twin Cities. This time, the agents are after an Internet stalker who preys on suicidal teens through death chat forums. More victims will die by their own hand if Stevens and Windermere don’t put a stop to the psychopath’s reach. This is another fast-paced and emotionally-charged book that Sarah highly recommends for thriller fans.
Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force have handled shocking cases before, but this one is different. Stevens s daughter, Andrea, is distraught over a classmate s suicide, but what the two investigators find is even more disturbing an online suicide club of unhappy teenagers, presided over by an anonymous presence who seems to be spurring them on. Soon, it becomes apparent that the classmate wasn t the first victim and won t be the last, either, unless they can hunt down this psychopath once and for all.
Cass County, Minnesota: A sheriff s deputy steps out of a diner on a rainy summer evening, and a few minutes later, he s lying dead in the mud. When BCA agent Kirk Stevens arrives on the scene, he discovers local authorities have taken into custody a single suspect: A hysterical young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy s own gun. She has no ID, speaks no English. A mystery woman.
The mystery only deepens from there, as Stevens and Carla Windermere, his partner in the new joint BCA FBI violent crime task force, find themselves on the trail of a massive international kidnapping and prostitution operation. Before the two agents are done, they will have traveled over half the country, from Montana to New York, and come face-to-face not only with the most vicious man either of them has ever encountered but two of the most courageous women.
They are sisters, stolen ones. But just because you re a victim doesn t mean you have to stay one.
"The billionaire picked a heck of a way to die. On a beautiful Saturday in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, state investigator Kirk Stevens and his occasional colleague FBI special agent Carla Windermere witness the assassination of one of the state's wealthiest men. The shooter is a young man, utterly unremarkable-except in his eyes. There is something very wrong in his eyes. And it's only the beginning. The events of that sunny springtime day will lead Stevens and Windermere across the country, down countless blind alleys, and finally to a very flourishing twenty-first-century enterprise: a high-tech murder-for-hire social media website. But just who has the dead-eyed shooter targeted next. and who's choosing his victims? That's where things get complicated.