I was able to read Critical Threat – and the first two books in the series – over Christmas break, and they’re all fantastic. Critical Threat is the best so far in the Extreme Measures series, in my opinion, and it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. You’ll see what I mean when you read the excerpt I’m sharing. Watch for a review here soon 🙂
CRITICAL THREAT by Lynette Eason
SERIES: Extreme Measures #3
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2023
FBI Special Agent Grace Billingsley tracks serial killers, using her skills as a psychiatrist and behavioral analyst to get dangerous people off the street and safely behind bars. But prison psychiatrist Sam Monroe knows that just because a killer is incarcerated doesn’t mean they’re not a threat. His own father, Peter, is a serial killer–in prison but certainly not out of Sam’s life, as much as he wishes he was.
When bodies start showing up with Peter’s MO, Sam and Grace are both called in to consult. They’ve met before–and though Grace thought they’d made a real connection, Sam ghosted her. They’ll have to get past the awkwardness and mistrust to solve this case–especially because it’s about to get personal.
USA Today bestselling author Lynette Eason doesn’t give you time to catch your breath in this breakneck race to stop a serial killer.
Outside Washington, DC
“A third victim has been found and a serial killer is once again thought to be terrorizing the Northeast—just east of the territory Peter Romanos paralyzed with his string of murders,” Rachel Goodwin reported from her position outside the prison. “Peter Romanos, who is incarcerated in the new high-security DC federal penitentiary, is serving twelve life sentences. Only this time, instead of teenage girls, this particular killer is targeting older women. That’s all the information I have at the moment. I hope to know more soon.”
The camera panned away from the woman, and clips of Romanos’s arrest thirteen years ago took over the screen.
The man in the recliner stood and frowned. Peter Romanos had gotten what he deserved—caught.
Because he’d been stupid.
The killer walked down the hallway, grabbed his keys off the table near the door, stepped outside, then crossed the yard to the barn. He unlocked the padlock, lifted the wooden beam, and stepped inside, surveying his office. It wasn’t what most people considered an office, but it was definitely where all the important work took place.
He stepped into the stall on the left of the area where he’d dug the hole. It had taken him a month to get it just the way he wanted. Once he had it deep enough, he smoothed concrete on the floor and then concreted the walls most of the way up. High enough that no one could climb out. The remaining sides, up to the barn’s floor, had fencing with chicken wire to hold back the dirt and a heavy chain-link fence on top that would allow air in. He didn’t need anyone suffocating in there. He was the one who chose the time of death. He was the one who decided how they died. And, because he paid attention to details, everything had gone according to the plan so far. No one would ever trace anything back to him. Ever. Because he was smart.
Not like Romanos.
Who leaves evidence in their house for their kid to find?
So dumb. And it was infuriating that Romanos had treated killing like it was a game, a sport. Killing was not a game nor a sport. Romanos’s victims hadn’t deserved to die like that. They were young. Innocent. They’d had so much to live for.
Not like some.
The ones who weren’t innocent. The ones who deserved what they had coming.
Like Sonya Griffith. What a mean old bat. He’d taken care of her and made sure she never had a chance to spread her poison ever again.
His phone buzzed and he glanced at the text.
See you at noon for lunch, sweetheart.
He stopped and tapped back his response.
So sorry, hon. I need to cancel. Looks like a long day. I’ll let you know when I’m on the way home.
So much for plans for lunch. He tucked the phone back in his pocket and headed into the workroom, where he wiggled the mouse on the laptop. It was thrilling to see all his hard work finally paying off.
Because killing wasn’t a game. It was very serious business.
Lynette Eason, Critical Threat
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, © 2023. Used by permission.
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Lynette Eason is the USA Today bestselling author of Life Flight, Crossfire, and Critical Threat, as well as the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband. They have two adult children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.
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