Father of Fear (Shepherd Series #3)

Father of Fear (Shepherd Series #3)

by Ethan Cross


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A father returns home to find that his family has been kidnapped and the only way to save theirlives is for him to kill another innocent person…So begins a journey that will force Special Agent Marcus Williams of the Shepherd Organization to question all that he believes, unearth his family's dark legacy, and sacrifice everything to save those he loves. In order to stop the serial murderer whom the media has dubbed the Coercion Killer, Williams must enlist the help of one of the world's most infamous and wanted men...the serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr.Rippling with intensity, charged with tension, and brimming with a relentless spirit of humanity, FATHER OF FEAR is the latest evidence that Ethan Cross is one of the finest suspense novelists on the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611881219
Publisher: Story Plant
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Series: Shepherd Series , #3
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others, while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering. When both men become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of our government, Marcus finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse trapped between a twisted psychopath and a vigilante with seemingly unlimited resources.

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Father of Fear (Shepherd Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader. No more on the lines of voracious. All that said to get you to read this book!!!!!!!!! This series is not for the squeamish. As I have also realized--- it's not meant for relaxing before sleep. There are a couple of things that border on unreal but you don't even care as you are reading. Go ahead-- take a roller coaster ride in your own home by reading this!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Ethan is an amazingly gifted story teller. I don't know how he does it, he completely draws you in, connects you emotionally with each character in his books. How can I feel so much sympathy for a stone cold serial killer like Francis Ackerman Jr? As much as this story is about Marcus trying to come to grips with his past and who he is, it's about Francis, trying to overcome his own past, the monsters hiding in the shadows, crouching, waiting to be unleashed. Simply outstanding! Of course, I highly recommend - for adult readers only, as this series is quite graphic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about this series. I was hooked from book 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must read this. Lots of twists and turns. I could not put the book down.
SpeedSD More than 1 year ago
INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! A chilling look at nature versus nurture in a series that is out-of-this-world-intense! I cannot say enough about this collection. I am sporting stubs for fingernails after reading these books! If thrillers are your thing, this series is -- without a doubt -- one to read. There is some heavy subject matter covered in this series and lots of blood; so, while the author keeps the language clean, please be aware that this is NOT for a young reader. I would not recommend that you start with this book -- there are just too many things in the story line that would be missed by starting here. I suppose you could, as Mr. Cross does do a little filling in for people. That being said, I would still recommend starting with the first (The Shepherd) or even starting with the novella (The Cage) that takes place immediately preceding where The Shepherd starts. Cross has created a series here that is (in my humble opinion) one of the best suspense series I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Be prepared for nights with no sleep, as you truly will not want to put these books down till you have finished every last one. Thank you Mr. Cross for letting us into that brilliant twisted mind of yours. Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next. Please don't make us wait too long! :~) -- SPeeD
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~Received For An Honest Review~ Holy crap this book is a seat gripper! I started this book right before midnight and here it is 2:30 in the morning and I am up and pondering what I just read! If you want a thrill of a read then get yourself a copy of this book! Fast paced with some twist in it!
cindymt More than 1 year ago
A chilling depiction of how a parent can really screw up your life, this is a thriller of a multi-generational serial killer family and the organization trying to stop them.  Doesn’t quite raise goose bumps but there’s a high ick – eek? -- factor with compelling characters. It’s a shock when one of them is killed off fairly early.  A good read and worth your time.  Received free copy for review.  
MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
Ethan Cross asked on facebook who wanted to read his latest writing.  I responded and was quickly mailed a paperback copy!   Cross is an author  who can hold his reader hostage with the tapping of a keyboard that produces a thriller in every sense of the word.   Father of Fear was a first rate thriller--dark and pushing the limits of sanity.   And yes, there was a lot of blood. Marcus Williams was our protagonist and a member of the Shepherd Organization.   His past was dark and lonely.   He knew he was the biological son of a serial murderer and he knew his older brother had suffered at the hands of their father in ways that were horrifying.  His Older brother, Francis Ackerman Jr, was also a notorious serial killer.    Marcus's job was to remove serial killer's from the streets of America.  It wasn't easy to walk in his shoes. He questioned his being....would he eventually become like his father and brother?    Did he enjoy killing, even in the name of right?   Those were some of his fears.   It didn't bother him one bit to push the limits or color outside the box when it came to doing his job and some felt he was going maverick. He needed a rest...time away from the job...something else to occupy his mind until it could be restored and renewed.    What he got?    Let's just say, Daddy had other plans in mind. This was an in depth thriller about family and how we treat one another, how we affect one another...how we perceive our lives.   It certainly involved the decisions we make and their consequences.   What makes us human? Cross has created a well plotted thriller with lots of twists, turns and surprises.   He has well fleshed out characters.   His Father of Fear will take your breath away as you wait to comprehend the next words on the page.  He may not be a household name yet, but mark my words, his name will be in the not too distant future....excellent writing--a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eerie yet thought provoking. Evil takes over everything that is good but man's goodness and morals shine brtween good and evil.