One officer in Prince William County, Virginia, thought there was an active serial killer preying on women in the area. He’s about to be proven right…
Enjoy this excerpt taken from Chapter 3 of Silent Graves (Brandon Fisher FBI series):
“Now, you said you found a body?”
Her face paled further, eyes blank and distant. She nodded.
“This was a human body, I assume.”
Seconds had passed before she answered. “Yes.”
This would take a long time if all he received were simple answers, direct, concise, and to the point. “Continue.” His pen was poised, eager to spread some ink on the page.
“Most of her…” Shivers jerked her shoulders upward and her head twitched. “Most of her was a skeleton, but her face, her hair, it was there. And she was…gray. Is that normal?”
Excitement laced through his insides. Could this be one of the missing women?
“Where did you find her?”
“Out back. On my property.” She gave him the full address and waited while he took down the details. “She was in the field. Just…just lying there.” She covered her mouth with a hand, lowering it a second later. “We had flooding, but it’s receded now. Do you think she came up in the river?”
It was too early to offer an opinion, and they needed men out on the scene. The longer the body remained exposed to the elements, the more contaminated it would become.
“How old do you think she was?”
She lifted her shoulder and nudged it against an ear. “Thirties. I took this. ” She pulled out a plastic sandwich bag and extended it to him. Inside was a gold band.
He wanted to scream, you touched the body, but, instead, countered with, “She was a married woman?”
He took the bag and pinched the ring between his fingers. Saying those words out loud caused images from the missing persons database to play through his mind as if on fast forward.
Could it be her?
He studied the ring and got the burning sensation in his gut, the one that contracted it into an acidic raisin. “Can you excuse me for a minute?”
“Yes, of course.” Her brows sagged, and the corner of her mouth twitched as if she were confused by his rush to leave the room.
“I will be back. We need to get some officers over to your place.”
His heart beat fast, the pressure in his gut not easing up, instead, intensifying. He pulled out his cell and dialed. “Len…you’re at home…this is important. You know all those cases we’ve been talking about? How I think they’re all connected somehow? Well, now we have a body.”
FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team are called to Savannah, Georgia, when body parts belonging to three separate victims are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River. As the case takes one dark turn after another, Brandon finds himself embroiled in a creepy psychological nightmare.
COMING APRIL 11, 2017