In Shadow Man, Cody McFadyen took the suspense thriller where other writers have feared to tread. He introduced readers to a heroine every bit as dark and edgy as the serial killers she hunts: Special Agent Smoky Barrett. Now, in his latest novel, McFadyen brings Agent Barrett back to track down a killer who breaks all the rules. Get ready for a shattering confrontation with the very essence of human evil.yes'>#8220;I want to talk to Smoky Barrett or Iyes'>#8217;ll kill myself.yes'>#8221;The girl is sixteen, at the scene of a grisly triple homicide, and has a gun to her head. She claims yes'>#8220;The Strangeryes'>#8221; killed her adoptive family, that heyes'>#8217;s been following her all her life, killing everyone she ever loved, and that no one believes her.No one has. Until now.Special Agent Smoky Barrett is head of the violent crimes unit in Los Angeles, the part of the FBI reserved for tracking down the worst of the worst. Her team has been handpicked from among the nationyes'>#8217;s elite law enforcement specialists and they are as obsessed and relentless as the psychos they hunt; theyyes'>#8217;ll have to be to deal with this case.For another vicious double homicide reveals a killer embarked on a dark crusade of trauma and death: an yes'>#8220;artistyes'>#8221; whoyes'>#8217;s molding sixteenyearold Sarah into the perfect victimyes'>#8212;and the ultimate weapon. But Smoky Barrett has another, more personal reaon for catching The Strangeryes'>#8212;an adopted daughter and a new life that are worth protecting at any cost.This time Smoky is going to have to put it all on the line. Because The Stranger is all too real, all too close, and all too relentless. And when he finally shows his face, if sheyes'>#8217;s not ready to confront her worst fear, Smoky wonyes'>#8217;t have time to do anything but die.From the Hardcover edition.