~ My Thoughts & Review ~
AT Large is the second book in the Alex Troutt series. It can definitely be a standalone book, but I chose to read the first one, AT Bay, because that is just my personal preference when I read series – it’s your call 🙂
In AT Large, we find FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt has now transferred into the Violent Crimes Unit and is again working with her old partner, Nick. On the case they are working, they discover many gruesome similarities to a previous case, including some facts that connect back to J. L. Cobb – the man in prison awaiting trial for murdering Alex’s unfaithful husband along with several other men who were cheating on the wives. Could he have had a partner ?
The latest murdering spree takes us up and down the eastern seaboard. The victims – both male and female – how are they connected ? Are they somehow connected to the Ring Murders ?
John Mefford introduces new characters and fleshes out his current characters seamlessly and weaves them into the fabric of the story. This thriller has you on the edge of your seat – the twists and turns keeps your adrenaline pumping.
2 thumbs up for AT Bay & AT Large … I can’t wait to read the 3rd in this series !
Alex Troutt Thriller Series #2
The pursuit of the truth. The hunt for a life.
For the first time in months, FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt feels almost normal, hanging out at a local bar with friends after work. Not long into the evening she stumbles over one of the most disturbing images she has ever seen.
And that’s only the beginning.
A body is found in Lowell, the human damage, once again, inconceivable. Hours later, another strike. Pushing heartache aside, Alex immerses herself in the investigation. But with every new clue comes a new twist.
With the killing spree drawing the attention of every intelligence and law enforcement agency in a five-state radius, Alex is forced to partner with an egomaniac from the CIA. Yet, even with limitless resources, every step forward proves to be a step too late, the kill list seemingly endless.
Once the killer makes it personal, Alex is left with no other option—she must confront the person who destroyed her life to try to cease the vicious murders. And when she finally learns the killer’s end game, every second counts if she has any hope of stopping the brutal killings.
The hunt will end. Will Alex?
As she begins her daunting quest to uncover the black spots on her memory, what she finds isn’t sweet or charming or even pleasant. And that’s when she begins to question everything, including herself.
Her work as a Special Agent for the FBI is only a distraction, serving as a mental metronome…anything to crank the gears of her feeble mind.
And then it happens—a bizarre, ritualistic murder. She loses herself in her work, fully immersed in the investigation. Unable to recall even her own kids, she’s somehow able to formulate coherent theories on what type of person could pull off such a sickening act.
As her mind slowly plugs a few memory gaps, her emotions are scrambled by the reality of her worlds colliding. And the resulting explosion tears her in two.
Can she pick up all the incendiary fragments to solve the twisted crime while she clings to some semblance of sanity?
One woman can only keep so much…AT Bay.
About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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