For any little boy or girl who hears the Train Man speak,
Who find his rancid breath caress their pretty cheek,
Must close their eyes, pretend to sleep, and very softly pray,
Or else the evil Train Man may carry them away.
Finally free of her troubled upbringing, Alex Donovan is able to live out her childhood dream of working for the FBI. But soon after she becomes a member of the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, authorities in Missouri contact them about bodies found on freight trains -- all killed in the same way.
Alex never expected to be forced to confront her past in this new job, but she immediately recognizes the graffiti messages the killer is leaving messages from her aunt in Wichita, Kansas. Alex is haunted by the struggles she thought she'd left behind forever.
In a race against time to solve the case and recover a deadly virus sample the killer intends to spread, Alex must face how far she'll go -- and what she's willing to risk -- to put a stop to the Train Main.
Eeeeek!!! An eerie psychological thriller with a creep-factor that's edging up to uncomfortable for me. Darkly troubling in places and with a distinct chilling air, Night Fall reminds me of early 'Criminal Minds' episodes before they became so graphic. So, if you're a fan of that TV show, you'll definitely be a fan of Nancy Mehl's The Quantico Files series.
Alex is a complex a heroine with a interesting back story. Her life experience has taught her to trust wisely...which means not at all. Her aloofness is a coping strategy, a way to ensure that the inner demons that plague her stay deeply buried. But this new case rattles every last nerve because it hits too close to home. Literally. And the only way to get through it is to face her past. Cue the scary things-that-go-bump-in-the-night soundtrack and settle down for a hair-raising ride!
The suspense is a beguiling mix of behavior analyst team think tank and investigative work among an eclectic mix of law enforcement professionals punctuated by creepy 'unsub' point of view. Shudder. Good vs evil, light vs darkness plays out as Alex and her team race against time to end a villain's vicious psychotic killing spree.
My addled sensibilities leave me unsure of whether I'll be able to continue the series. I had nightmares about trains, fellow readers! But for those of you who are brave at heart, Alex Donovan and the Quantico Files are sure to bring hours of intense reading pleasure.
Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.
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