A Thousand Vermilion Stars, FBI Files, Book 3 By: Patricia Logan Narrated by: Michael Dean

"The series gets better with each book." Lesetiger listened to A Thousand Vermilion Stars.

From the blurb:

A copycat serial killer is driving their whole team crazy.

Dr. Leo Reeves has always considered himself a halfway decent criminal profiler. Some of his
colleagues even call him brilliant. With this assignment, he sure as hell doesn’t feel that way. He’s been missing something at every turn. The case is dragging into its seventh month and every lead he and his team follow, takes them to a dead end...literally. Leo sure hasn’t come up with anything to move things along, as hard as he’s tried. They’re no closer to capturing their killer…even after following him all the way to Miami.

Special Agent Max Prince is worried.

The longer this case goes on, the farther down the rabbit hole, his partner and lover, Leo, seems to fall. To make matters worse, back home in Los Angeles, detectives Cassidy Ryan and Mike Williams have turned up a second graveyard filled with some surprising victims…victims the team know well. Worse yet, Miami has left them with even more questions. When a good cop is murdered, the whole case turns on its head. Everyone wants answers and their team doesn’t have any.

Something has to change.

Worst of all, the copycat hasn’t stopped killing, leaving strange clues behind, even inserting himself into the case. When one of their own is put in horrible danger, and DNA results reveal a shocking truth, things get even more complicated. No one likes taking risks, especially when they involve meeting the killer on his terms. But taking that risk, might be the only way to resolve this case. Whether it’s the desert graveyards of SoCal, the sexy hot nights of South Beach’s gay scene, or the sticky bayous of New Orleans, Max and Leo have vowed to end this monster once and for all…if he doesn’t end them first.

Lesetiger's Review:

In my opinion, the FBI Files series gets better and more exciting with each book. Since the series builds on each other, I recommend reading the books in order.

The hunt for the copycat killer that began in the previous volumes continues in A Thousand Vermilion Stars.

He continues to murder cruelly and Leo and Max, together with their team, are hot on his trail. But they have no idea how close the copycat killer is to themselves. At the latest, when there is an assault on team members, everyone knows not to underestimate the perpetrator. But worse is to come.

I really liked both the plot and the development of the characters. I love Leo and Max; they have strong personalities and together they are really hot! I love how they keep facing new challenges and how they support each other.

But also the team is fantastic and has a good cohesion. The case itself is exciting from the beginning, but also very dark and it is certainly not for the faint of heart. And that's exactly why I love series like this! There are some surprising twists and no, I had no idea who the copycat killer might be.

Once again, this was an audiobook that kept me captivated from the first minute to the last because of the interesting plot, great character development, and the excellent murder mystery.

This was also due to the narrator Michael Dean, who, as always, did a fascinating job. He is very good at conveying the mood and emotions and I was able to immerse myself in the story very quickly.
The series is highly recommended as an audio book!

🎧 Audiobook Review 🎧
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