The Reckoning of Jack the Ripper

The Reckoning of Jack the Ripper

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5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Pages: 
258
£5.59
ISBN:
9781785543661
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When a series of murders and mutilations of female victims throws San Diego into a panic-stricken frenzy, a citywide taskforce is put in place to catch the unknown killer, dubbed the ‘Entity' due to his ability to conceal his identity from police, forensic experts and witnesses. That is, until Detective Ed Brooks confronts the killer in an encounter that almost costs Brooks his life.Now, four years later, the Entity murders have started again. But this time, Brooks has the assistance of FBI profiler, Stephanie Morgan. Their close teamwork starts to unravel some startling clues. And a link appears to connect the modern day slayings to ones that happened over a century before in Whitechapel, London. The ones committed by no other than Jack the Ripper.As the body count rises, will Brooks and Morgan finally piece the puzzle together before the killer exacts his revenge?
Mark Barresi

Mark
Barresi

Mark Barresi spent three years in the army infantry, training at Fort Benning and then Fort Campbell, where he expanded his military knowledge and skills while going to college and taking creative writing courses. He has followed the paths of his favorite established authors, James Byron Huggins and Clive Cussler, and has authored four books and established himself as one of the great new talents of the action and horror genre. In his spare time, apart from writing, he is a strong supporter of conservative issues affecting US policies and the country's direction, following the same paths and beliefs as iconic actors John Wayne and Charlton Heston. He is a lifelong member and outspoken supporter of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and gun rights for private citizens. He enjoys traveling, collecting antiques, and being an animal rights activist, caring for abused and neglected animals. He plans to write his next novel in the near future: Forbidden Passageways. He currently lives in New York City.

Reviews

by
Miriam Smith
5
"The Reckoning of Jack The Ripper" written by Mark Barresi is a KILLER of a book! It's an excellent and entertaining take on who 'Jack' actually was, incorporating a hunt for a modern day serial killer targeting young women in San Diego. We know from the start who the actual modern day killer is and why he is recreating the murders of Jack the Ripper, this doesn't spoil anything for you as a reader as there are many twists - with the storyline continuing four years later after a major event regarding the killer. Dedicated Detective Ed Brooks is on a determined mission to capture the modern day copycat killer dubbed the 'Entity' - but can he keep his family and colleagues safe and will the killer see Ed as the ultimate kill? As the body count rises will the task force piece together the pieces of the puzzle before the 'Entity' strikes for the final time? There's an excellent high speed, adrenaline fuelled car chase during the book that has you on the edge of your seat and during the second half of the book there is action galore leading to a deadly cat and mouse game with a shock ending I didn't see coming. The murders of the girls are quite brutal so be aware of violence throughout but all are a necessity to the plot and shouldn't offend, especially if you already know the history of the ripper victims. I really enjoyed this book, I've always been fascinated by the stories of who Jack the Ripper actually was and the crimes he committed, so I knew I would like the story, however, you don't have to know about the Victorian murderer to still enjoy this book, as it's a cracking crime novel that keeps you fully entertained until the exciting end. 5 stars.

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