The book details the acts of a demented serial killer named “The Hacker.”
Ian Rivers is a cop with psychic abilities. He can see through the eyes of killers. This ability enables him to have an enviable record of success in the apprehension of the worst criminals.
Karl, Ian’s partner, is pulled into the maelstrom that surrounds Ian’s interaction with the notorious “Hacker”. Karl demonstrates admirable loyalty to his good friend and partner, Ian.
Ian’s psychic episodes leave him emotionally vulnerable and drained. The toll of chasing killers mounts up. Ian’s mental state is a large part of the book’s impact.
Mr. Emerick portrays his characters vividly. The settings could be fleshed out a bit more. For me, the erratic nature of the protagonist made it difficult for me to buy into the story line.
In some ways delving into the mind of the “Hacker” is akin to scuba diving in a septic tank, murky, merciless and vile. This is most definitely a psycho thriller.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.