THE JUDAS GAME by Ethan Cross



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“An absolute next level thriller! Cross’ Judas Game welds the balletic brutality of Lee Child at his peak to the cerebral chicanery of David Ely’s Seconds…then girds the whole thing with a healthy dose of the emotional heft found in Wagner & Locke’s A History of Violence. If you are looking for a thriller with cartoon heroes and cardboard villains…look someplace else. If you want something that will leave you floored…this is the book.” – Matthew Quinn Martin, screenwriter and author of Nightlife

When a correctional officer climbs to the top of his watchtower and opens fire on the inmates and guards, federal investigator Marcus Williams and serial killer Francis Ackerman Jr. must join forces again to unearth the truth behind the incident. What they find is a serial killer using the prison as his hunting grounds. But the Judas Killer’s ambitions don’t end with a few murders. He wants to go down in history and has no reason left to live.

With Ackerman undercover among the inmates and Marcus tracking down the mastermind on the outside, the team must learn the identity of the Judas Killer and stop a full-scale uprising that he’s orchestrated. But the more they learn about what’s happening at the prison and why the more enemies they must face. From inside the overrun facility, Marcus and Ackerman must save the hostages and stop an elaborate escape attempt while trying to determine how a rival corporation, the leader of one of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations, and an inmate only known as Demon fit into the Judas Killer’s plans.

Launching a bold new cycle of novels featuring The Shepherd Organization, The Judas Game is searing, mesmerizing fiction—it’s Ethan Cross at his very best.

Praise for Ethan Cross…

Lisa Gardner #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Catch Me and Love You More, on THE PROPHET
Cross pushes the boundaries in this sinisterly clever showdown between one shadowy vigilante justice group and three twisted serial killers. The surprises are fast and furious and will leave you breathless to read more.
Jon Land Bestselling Author of Strong Vengeance, on THE PROPHET
This is the best book of its kind since Thomas Harris retired Hannibal Lecter, a cat-mouse-game extraordinaire that will leave your knuckles white and your stomach churning. Evil has a new name and this is it, but you don’t have to be a prophet to see a bestselling future for Ethan Cross.
Steven James National Bestselling Author of Opening Moves and The Pawn, on THE PROPHET
Solid, memorable storytelling that moves rapid-fire through a complex and gripping plot. Ethan Cross is one of the sharpest emerging writers on the thriller fiction scene today.
THE PROPHET is a terrifying, twist-laden tempest of a thriller that builds to a climax even more ferocious and chilling than the blizzard in which it’s set. With a flawed-yet-likable cast of protagonists pitted against some of the most terrifying and believable villains in recent memory, Ethan Cross’s latest is a definite must-read.
Anthony J. Franze Bestselling Author of THE LAST JUSTICE, on THE PROPHET
Ethan Cross electrifies in THE PROPHET, the stunning new installment in the bestselling Shepherd series. THE PROPHET confirms, confidently and vociferously, that Ethan Cross is one of the best damn writers in the genre.

Welcome to the world of The Shepherd Organization

THE JUDAS GAME is the third book in a series of thrillers that I believe would be greatly enjoyed by fans of authors such as Lee Child, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Dean Koontz, David Morrell, Thomas Harris, and Jeffery Deaver.

Are you an ebook reader or paperback reader who won’t be able to make it to a signing? Then, this is for you. These limited edition signing plates are specially-designed postcards personalized by Ethan Cross just for you. Please use this page to contact Ethan and request your signing plate today. Include your name, address, and to whom you wish the book to be dedicated.