Time Killer

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A short introduction

Max Larkin is an ace detective in the small town of Rockton, Illinois. He hasn't had a partner for a while now and is beginning to like it that way. Soon, he is matched with a new partner, Jesse, a gorgeous young woman whose father was a cop and whose memory she is determined to honor with her good work.

At this time a serial killer with odd and bloody ways hits the scene. It soon becomes apparent that the killer is a psychopath with some personal issue involving the wasting of time. At every murder he requires the victim to pay him for his lost time.

Since Jesse is the rookie of the team, she has no problems taking a back seat in this investigation. She is a bit of an overachiever with a penchant for analysis and who is eager to please. Yet the dynamics between them tends to flare up once in a while. For the most part, they work well together and begin to gather clues on the case, which has shocked the small town of Rockton. The sum total of the clues seem to suggest that the killer is a salesman who earns pretty good money and hates people who he believes are wasting his time. The killer is revealed halfway through the story and then the task becomes catching him.

The story comes to a head when Hogan murders his ex-wife for things he perceives that she has done to him, but now the team is hot on his trail. When they catch him there is still a problem with solid evidence and as a result he is released since Max has a conflict of interest because he learns that Hogan is the murderer of his own father back twenty five years ago. This is a chilling, fast-moving thriller that keeps the reader turning pages.

Author: Todd

Perhaps you wouldn't characterize the Finance Manager of your local automobile dealership as an Amazon best-selling author—until you get to know Todd Thiede. He has worked for the past decade at Elmhurst Toyota, but Thiede is in the driver's seat as the writer of a murder mystery series featuring his hero Detective, Max Larkin. “Time Killer,” which Kirkus Reviews deemed “a fast-paced thriller” that will “keep crime and thriller fans wrapped up in its twisting plot, fast pace and memorable detective,” “Lies To Die For” (the second book in the series which reached No. 1 on Amazon in the “Murder Mystery and Serial Killer” categories) and "Miss Me?" (the third book in the Max Larkin Detective Series and highest rated murder mystery on amazon.com) are available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Kobo.com.

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