Seized are Book A special thank you to MIRA and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Elizabeth Heiterreturns with her third installment in The Profilerseries nicely researched with
Seized are Book A special thank you to MIRA and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Elizabeth Heiterreturns with her third installment in The Profilerseries (nicely researched) with SEIZED -Evelyn Baine, profiler for the FBI – finds herself in one of the most dangerous situations yet, with what appeared to be "survivalist cult" holed up in the mountains—turns deadly.Evelyn is sharpand she knows how to think like a killer – whether a serial killer, arsonists, bomb-maker, child abductor or terrorist, as she has crawled around in all of the twisted minds. She had learned their fantasies, and figured out their next moves and chased them down. But no matter how many she found, there were always more. She is a non-conformist and does not always follow the rules. (I like this). Having readthe previous books in The Profiler series (highly recommend) in order to learn more about Evelyn and the motivation behind the woman-- both personally, and professionally: In Book # 1HUNTED, we meet Evelyn Baine, a profiler for the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit. She has wanted this job since she was a child, when her best friend disappeared. She is sent to Bakersville, Virginia and comes head to head with a serial killer who is hunting her. She tracks down a deadly serial killer known as the Bakersville Burier and learned just how deadly it can be to get inside the head of a killer. In Book #2VANISHED she returns to her home town for another child abduction case in Rose Bay, South Carolina for a suspense psychological mystery thriller with a mixture of light romance and intrigue. Evelyn has waited for this case her entire life after the disappearance of her best friend—when the Nursery Rhyme Killer resurfaced after eighteen years of silence.In Book # 3 SEIZED, the intensity heats up! Evelyn returns with fellow agent Kyle McKenzie taking them to a remote area of Montana wilderness. Lee Cartwright had been convicted of bombing two black churches and one mosque. People had died and dozens were injured. He was seeking notoriety. Evelyn is profiling him in the Montana State Prison. He was an anti-federalist. He had told officials he had a copycat, and the FBI wanted to find out if it was true. Dan Moore, FBI had sent her, because she is on his shit list. A suitable punishment for not following orders on her last case. She was not a team player. Now she has to determine if this guy is telling the truth.From brain washing, cults, survivalists, home grown terrorism-----Evelyn is sent to check out a dangerous cult of survivalist in the Montana mountains in a compound. What appears to be a routine investigation lands her on the wrong side of a hostage situation and in the middle of an emerging terrorist threat. The cult leader Butler has a score to settle with the FBI. A terrorist. In addition to the physical dangers, Evelyn has her own internal decisions and crossroads. Does she continue with her position at the FBI or is something else on the horizon?The one driving force in her career had been her need to solve her friend’s case. However, she learns there are a lot of people out there with their own Cassie's. People with someone dead or missing from their lives, people who needed closure, and Evelyn would give it to them.It was nice revisiting with Granny Mabel, the woman who had stood behind her, now in a nursing home in SC. Fans of Allison Brennan, Tami Hoag, Catherine Coulter, and Lisa Jackson will enjoy the gripping series. Sounds as though Evelyn will return for #4 for a brand-new adventure and more to come with Kyle! Recommend reading all the books in the series. Can’t wait to see what’s next! JDCMustReadBooks AVENGEDWant more Evelyn & Kyle? (I do)...Read a complimentary short story.Harlequin One Chapter A DayBeginning: 12/29-1/22. Read One Chapter Per Day. What a cool idea! Fun, Fun. Read, discuss, share!Love and vengeanceFBI profiler Evelyn Baine and fellow agent Kyle McKenzie are—secretly—on vacation together, visiting an island off the coast of Georgia. Evelyn has recently solved a notorious cold case, so she considers their holiday a reward of sorts. More than that, it's a cautious acknowledgment of her growing feelings for Kyle.One day a body washes up on the beach, a body that's been disfigured. The killer has carved the word "pervert" into the victim's stomach. A second murder, with the victim labeled a "killer" appears soon after. The police don't agree when Evelyn tells them the murders look like the work of a vigilante trying to avenge…something.Evelyn and Kyle find their own lives at risk as they move closer to the truth.. Danger is all around her What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she s kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she s seeing Because the longer she s inside their compound, the she realizes this group is not what it seems to be The nextDanger is all around her What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she s kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she s seeing Because the longer she s inside their compound, the she realizes this group is not what it seems to be The next terrorist threat is right beside her As the FBI s Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she s stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat and a cult leader who has a score to settle with the FBI If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn s dead for sure If they don t, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.. Popular Kindle Seized Find this and other Reviews at InToriLexActual Rating 2.5 StarsThis was definitely an entertaining read, unfortunately there wasn't enough character development and engagement to make me care about Evelyn and the important people in her life. Although this is part of a series I read it as a stand alone, which the author suggests is fine. There was plenty of action and mystery surrounding the plot. Evelyn is a brilliant FBI profiler, but in this book she's distracted and unsure of herself most of the time. This definitely didn't sit well with me, because even when she was figuring things out her lack of confidence stalled her.The plot was engaging because I really enjoy learning about and understanding cults. The action was realistic, but definitely had it's share of heart racing moments. The book used alot of FBI abbreviations describing different personnel and roles within the FBI. The abbreviations were distracting because they were used infrequently, so you forget what they mean. There is a glossary defining the abbreviations, but having to stop and look through definitely would take away from the enjoyment of the book.Overall despite the books flaws I did enjoy it. The pacing was good and the ending had a twist I wasn't expecting. Despite my low rating I would suggest this book to people who enjoy thrillers involving the FBI. However this just wasn't a good fit for my reading preference, despite my interest in cults and psychology. What I enjoy most about books is there emotional impact and ability to connect with the reader, and I didn't find it here.I received a copy of this e-book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.