Book Review: Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus (2016)

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Killer Pursuit is the second book in a series featuring FBI agent Allison McNeil. It involves the murder of a high class escort. While this seems like a common murder mystery starting point, Gunhus manages to modernize it quite a bit. Upon investigation of this room, hidden cameras are discovered. This opens up a plot that can go in numerous directions. The fact that one of the cameras seems to be a web-cam caught my attention. It takes the crime story and literally opens up an entire world of suspects. With the internet involved, anyone could be watching.

Since this novel also takes place in a political setting, government corruption is likely going to be a piece of the puzzle. I enjoy novels, movies, and TV shows with similarities to this story. It seems to be reminiscent of films like Murder at 1600, which younger viewers probably have never even heard about. Modern day connections to popular political dramas like Scandal and House of Cards could be made at certain points in this novel. The eye in the sky, technological thrillers like The Net and Enemy of the State (from my childhood) even come to mind when dealing with a novel of this sort.

By the end of the novel, I was once again impressed by the work of Jeff Gunhus. I have reviewed his work on this site before, and he continues to hold my attention. His action is well-paced and his writing style is will keep you intrigued. I recommend this to fans of any of the films and TV shows mentioned above. The common reader of novelists like James Patterson and Sue Grafton will also find a refreshing independent voice in Jeff’s work. His novels are very affordable on Amazon, so a couple downloads are totally worth the risk. He even crosses into other genres, if you are looking for something more closely related to the horror world. I have also included a short synopsis from Goodreads below, if you want to start this series from the beginning.

 

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Serial killer Arnie Milhouse may be ready to end his thirteen-year killing spree, but he wants one last victim before leaving Annapolis—and the sexy new photographer in town promises to be his most satisfying score yet. He develops plans to seduce the mysterious Allison by luring her out to sea aboard his luxury catamaran for a secluded weekend he won’t forget…and one she won’t survive. But Arnie’s latest mark is more than just another pretty face. Allison McNeil has her own secret agenda, and enough insider information to connect Arnie’s long string of seemingly unrelated murders. But hunting down serial killers is more than just a hobby for Allison: she’s ready to face down her personal demons and take down this vicious predator once and for all. -Goodreads


**Jeff Gunhus is the author thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.**

Author: Steven Paul

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