The Flayer, a serial killer in New York, cuts up his victims and posts videos online. He is planning a special show, one that will break the internet. However, that's only part of his plan. The second part will break the city.
Special Ops agent Zeb Carter, recruited to help the NYPD, has never come across a killer as evil and cunning as the Flayer.
The Flayer appears at will, disappears into the darkness, and all that he leaves behind his a mutilated body.
As the body count rises and New Yorkers turn on the police, the Flayer amps the pressure. He releases a video of his killing and makes a chilling promise. His next killing will break the internet - it will be live.
Zeb Carter has few clues; the only lead he has uncovered suggests that breaking the internet is not the Flayer's sole motive. He is building up to a terrifying climax the likes of which the city hasn't faced before...
Zeb decides to come out in the open in order to draw out the Flayer; however he might be too late. The Flayer has already set his plan in motion.
The city that never sleeps is heading to a catastrophic nightmare.
'Hotter than the inside of a gun barrel.'
©2016 Ty Patterson (P)2016 Ty Patterson
As with all of this author's work, Flay is well written, the protagonists are fully defined and feel real, even the secondary players, and, a!though action packed, it does not rely on fight scenes alone to excite and maintain the building tension. A good story, built primarily around the hunt for The Flayer, a viscous serial killer who leaves no clues other than messages sent to the victim's family and the police, but which also tracks a terrorist cell intent on bringing their own variety of death and destruction into America. The storylines coverage as both are tirelessly tracked by Zeb Carter and his team over several months to the explosive ending.I can highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys action, thrillers or police-type procedurals
The wrong narrator can easily ruin the enjoyment of a good book but this is not the case here: Simon Carlton's reading was perfectly paced, clear, and he differentiated between characters without turning it into a one person dramatic production..I listened mesmerized to this audio production with virtually no break.
it was a very good book I have one problem it said it was book no five but there is only four books all together where is five I brought the other three. Very fast pace excellent story loved it I received this book free for a honest review and unbiased option .
"Very slow start, but good in the end."
The author provided me with a complimentary copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. The book had a very slow start for me and honestly if I had been reading the ebook or paperback version I probably wouldn't have finished it. It did get better, but it jumped around so much that it was hard to remember what was going on. And the date header at the beginning of each chapter was just annoying. It wasn't just one day; it was a range of dates, but then it didn't seem like that much time passed in the actual storyline.
The narrator also made the story difficult to follow. Several of the character voices sounded the same, so it was difficult to distinguish when the narrator switched from one character to another.
"Creepy story but it kept me interested"
Quite a thriller. Very creepy. I felt it could be a true story.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.
"outstanding job !!!"
I received this audible edition for free for a honest review.. I highly recommend this audible edition for true hard core action fans..Great story line bravo..wonderfully written and expertly narrated.
"Great action thriller"
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Not my usual genre but I quite enjoyed this. A classic crime/action thriller, but with a twist. Add a serial killer and terrorists. Great mix of interesting characters. Loved the twins. Though Zeb seemed a bit fantastical to me. Great action. Kept me hooked the whole time. Narrator was decent but not my favorite. Not much emotion in the narration. I'll probably look into the rest of the series.
I don't think so. Definitely more of an action book than a thriller or mystery.
The felt the fluidity of the story was lacking even though each chapter was a week in time, which I found somewhat annoying.
Okay, passable, unremarkable. Not a lot of variation in voices which made it somewhat hard to follow.
I could see Hollywood doing something of the sort but it isn't a movie I would pay to see.
I received a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an unbiased review.
At its core, this listen centered around the chase for a deranged serial killer. But it was soooo much more than that. The cast of characters were intriguing. The author deftly blended two stories together that kept you on the edge of your seat. The narrator was the perfect compliment to the subject and made all the characters, good and bad, real and believable.
It's not a queasy blood and guts listen, although elements of both are present. It's a smart thriller with layers and layers and layers of compassion, mirth, distaste, love, humanity and lack of humanity, and it's all woven together for the best listen I've had in this genre.
This listen is book five in a series and now that I know it exists, I'm going to find all the earlier books and get this story line, these relationships, from the beginning.
"I LOVED this book from the first page to the last!"
This was a book I was hooked on from start to finish - it was such a good twist I had to go back a few pages and enjoy the ending again, From the moment I started I couldn't get enough...I listen when I mow and my family was all pleased when everyone yards were done...I told my DD I had a REALLY good book - she said I guess! LOL Love this! Thank you
I thought he did a great job one of the top three in my books, don't mind the pun
I will be reading more series, loved the story line and the people in it...it's a great book -- if you are into serial killers you will love this one~
"very apt title!"
good ending! didn't see it coming together that way. might look for more by this author
"A Great Way to Enjoy a Summer Day"
This is the first of Ty Patterson's works I have listened to but will most certainly not be the last. A Great blend of pure detective story with the high stakes world of international terrorism. Spanning the globe, crisscrossing the United States, then all ........ well you wiil have to listen to find out.
Enjoy yourself with Flay.
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