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Dangerous Games (Abby Sinclair and Tess McCallum #3)

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Maverick FBI special agent Tess McCallum (nicknamed "Super Fed" by an adoring media) (the central investigator in previous novel, Next Victim) is back and she’s got a new partner, one she doesn’t want and doesn’t trust. She’s chasing a vicious kidnapper known as the "Rain Man," who leaves his victims chained up in vast storm drain system underneath Los Angeles and doomed t...more
Kindle Edition, 404 pages
Published 2005 by E-Reads (first published December 31st 1997)
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This is the first Michael Prescott book I've read and I think he's pretty terrific. I like his writing style a lot - very good with the action sequences and he creates compelling characters. The setting for the crimes is LA's maze of storm drains - depicted in fiction and film a few times, notably in the film noir "He Walks By Night" that I caught about a year ago in the midst of a TCM addiction. Pretty cool setting - I thought the climax was awesome. Liked FBI agent Tess McCallum better than th...more
What made this better than the 'ol possible serial killer on the loose, was the other female character. With FBI agent Tess McCallum called back to L.A. after stopping another killer in an earlier case. But, when she gets a tip on this case, and the tippster has her meet her "security consultant" Abby Sinclair. As a kid, I'm sure Abby was one of those that didn't stay inside the lines when coloring...and didn't care. Her lone ranger attitude, and with Tess not being a total team player...made fo...more
Debra Daniels-zeller
This book was a quick read because it was hard to put down. The story was like a roller coaster ride with a seriel killer. It had great plot twists and two memorable tough female characters--Tess McCallum and Abby Sinclair. The killer leaves his victims alive in the LA storm drains when it rains (really, how often is that?) Anyway, its a scary underground system that made a great backdrop for a serial killer. I got this bppl as a deal and saw that it was number 3 in a series. I can't wait to go...more
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So this is where Abby and Tess got started! I obviously read Mr. Prescott's books out of order, and I never knew how they hooked up. Another excellent read by Michael Prescott. I find it fascinating how Mr. Prescott can make so many characters with totally different personalities and styles so believable and just "come alive" for his readers. Mr. Prescott's books have just enough facts to make it real, but not so much to bore the reader to death. Superb read.
Enjoyed the audio version of this thriller almost exclusively during my evening jogs and walks and was much impressed. This is my first book by M Prescott and it was a roller coaster. A taut plot with female protagonists, a sociopathic killer with an accomplice who is revealed only towards the last and the sparring between the female FBI agent and the female detective, mostly at loggerheads with each other with interference by the headstrong lady they both are trying to save was interesting. I c...more
Ted Kendall
For some reason I went into this book not expecting much, but willing to give a new author (for me) a try. The book was much better than I expected and kept me engaged and in suspense. There were even some well-hidden twists in the plot that caught me by surprise after I thought I had it figured it out. Definitely a good read and I would like to read more from Mr. Prescott.
This is the book that made me believe in Michael Prescott. His characters make you want to know more and more about them. Tess and Abbie develop so well in the first two books.... I want more of them. The action and story lines are really background noise around the lives of these two women.
Ellen Blend
Pretty good read. Sometimes too simplistic, but easily overlooked. The characters Tess McCallum and Abby Sinclair (who apparently are in his other books) are excellently portrayed in personality, but not necessarily their personal descriptions.
I have read a few other books from Michael Prescott and while none of them are stellar, they are not bad either. Interesting plot, characters and scene. Those storm drains/ditches totally freak me out – I guess there’s a reason for that.
I enjoyed the author's other works better. This one felt heavy-handed in the characters motivation, and some of the narration devolved into rants wholly independent of the characters. Kind of a slog getting through in my opinion.
FBI agent Tess McCallum is back fighting with her superiors and chasing down another serial killer this time with the help of an interesting female PI who was in another of Prescott's books. Good mystery if you like the type.
Brian Bixler
Dangerous Games is a fast read and pretty typical for its genre. There's only a twist or two that add suspense. I did appreciate the strong female characters, who are true heroines, flaws and all.
Jena Hess
Good thing this was a cheap $1.99 special on my Kindle. I wasn't impressed with the story and probably wont read any more. I did finish the book, however it was predictable and very slow reading.
A pretty decent crime drama. I had the accomplice figured out fairly early, bug then the author threw in a red herring that sent me off track-well done.
There are apparenttly others by this author so I now have a new series to read. I guessed wrong (it was too obvious) but I enjoyed the book. Good cop mystery
An FBI agent, a private eye, a nasty crim and twists and turns that keep this well-paced book moving along make for a very satisfying read.
Female FBI agent from Denver travels to California to track a serial killer who drowns women in the underground waterways.
Caitlin Lombardi
I liked both of the main female characters in this book. I was surprised by the ending and usually I can predict an outcome.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat! I didn't guess the murderer. Now that is a goodread!
I liked this one better than his first book with Tess Macallum.
Rachelle Piatek
Great series! Enjoyed how he brought Abby & Tess together!!!
This was a good read but not as gripping as some of his others.
Leslie Sorensen
Okay but it took too long to get the story out. very predictable.
very entertaining read - I always enjoy Michael Prescott's books.
Dangerous Games keeps you interested throughout.
First time reading this author, really liked his style.
Larry Smith
Another Michael Prescott novel, good read
Gripping thriller.
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A pseudonym used by Douglas Borton, aka Brian Harper.

Douglas Child Borton, Jr. grew up in New Jersey and attended Wesleyan University, then moved to Los Angeles and pursued a career as a screenwriter. After working with several independent producers, he eventually switched to writing novels, a much less stressful occupation. He has published eight thrillers, from Comes the Dark (1999) to Mortal Fa...more
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