A mysterious surgeon slicing up women. A steadily growing body count. Can FBI local profiler Frankie Johnson expose an expert with an unhealthy obsession before he claims another victim?
North Carolina. After a near brush with death, FBI special agent Frankie Johnson isn’t sure she’s ready to hunt another killer, but when local law enforcement discovers a young woman surgically mutilated and burned to a crisp, she can’t say no. A unique scalpel left on the scene leads her to a twisted surgeon she is certain is the culprit, but with no physical evidence and their only witness suddenly dead, she fears she won’t be able to stop him before he cuts up another victim.
Frankie bleeds for justice. But to prove her case, and show the ranks she’s ready to lead, she’ll have to battle unexpected foes both inside and outside the Bureau. For her rogue ways have left her alone and a man with a fanatical obsession has set his sights on her, and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants.
Will she be able to dissuade his passion before she becomes his final project?
The Art of Obsession is the cutting second book in the FBI Local Profiler thriller series. If you like fascinating characters, quiet creepiness, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Lori Lacefield’s portrait of compulsion.