Saturday, November 24, 2012


TITLE:   The Prophet

AUTHOR:  Ethan Cross

PUBLISHED BY:  The Story Plant   

PUBLICATION DATE:  October 16, 2012


    ISBN-10: 1611880459
    ISBN-13: 978-1611880458

GENRE:  Suspense

# OF PAGES:  416

About the book . . . 

Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of America's most prolific serial killers. Having kept a low profile for the past year, he is ready to return to work – and he's more brutal, cunning, and dangerous than ever.

Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now Marcus must focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive.

Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet – and his plans are more terrible than even his own disciples can imagine.

With attacks coming from every side, Marcus faces a race against time to save the lives of a group of innocent people chosen as sacrifices in the Prophet's final dark ritual.
About the author . . . 

When a fireman or a policeman would visit his school, most of his classmates’ heads would swim with aspirations of growing up and catching bad guys or saving someone from a blazing inferno. When these moments came for Ethan Cross, however, his dreams weren’t to someday be a cop or put out fires; he just wanted to write about it. His dream of telling stories on a grand scale came to fruition with the release of his first novel, the international bestseller, THE SHEPHERD.

Ethan Cross is the pen name of a thriller author living and writing in Illinois with his wife, two daughters, and two Shih Tzus. In addition to The Shepherd and The Prophet, he has published two no- vellas––The Cage and Callsign: Knight (with Jeremy Robinson).

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Reader Review . . . 

Special Agent Marcus Williams must find the Anarchist, a killer who drugs his victims before burning them alive.  But what Williams does not know is that the Anarchist takes his orders from the Prophet, and he has one more final plan.

This is a spellbinding crime thriller with a well-written plot.  The many twists and turns will keep even the most seasoned reader guessing.  Note:  this is the third in the Shepherd series.  It will make more sense to the reader if you read the series in order.  However, I found that the novel worked well as a stand-alone.

5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  



Escape is never further than the nearest book.”   - Unknown


CMash said...

Great job. Thank you. Very nice review and post.

Ethan Cross said...


Thanks for being part of the tour and reviewing The Prophet. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful week.



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