Das Böse in uns (Smoky Barrett, #3)
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Das Böse in uns (Smoky Barrett #3)

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Ein Flug nach Virginia. Alles wie gewohnt.
Doch nach der Landung entdeckt die Besatzung die Leiche einer jungen Frau. Sie wurde während des Fluges ermordet. Der Täter ist spurlos verschwunden. Für die FBI-Agentin Smoky Barrett gibt es lediglich einen Hinweis: ein silbernes Kreuz mit der Zahl 143 im Körper der Toten. Zählt der Mörder seine Opfer? Smoky hat es offenbar mit e...more
Paperback, 445 pages
Published April 24th 2010 by Bastei Lübbe (first published 2008)
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Whewww!!! What a ride this was. I know when Smokey Barrett climbs on the Dark Train that we are always in for a heck of a ride. Smokey is the head of an elite unit of the LA FBI that hunt nothing but serial killers. Luckily her and her group are very good at what they do. Smokey's team gets a call from the head of the FBI about a Texas Senator's daughter that was found dead on a plane. The only problem is, she is really a he. Smokey is confused at first as to why her team is brought in, but when...more
Meine Meinung:
Diesmal war ich nicht ganz so angetan von diesem Buch, es lies sich gut und leicht lesen wie alle Bücher von Cody McFadyen, aber der Spannungsbogen hat sich nicht so aufgebaut. Desweiteren fand ich, dass dieses Buch zu sehr "kirchenbelastet" war. Serienmörder in dieser Form gibt es schon in zu vielen anderen Thrillern. Also, bitte ein neuer Versuch Cody...
Tim Warner
I was thoroughly disappointed in this third in the series. McFadyen is a superb writer as revealed in the firzt two books in this series. He writes about the true evil inherent in serial killers with a genuine ability to be unrelenting in revealing pathological evil. However this book lacked everything which made the first two books exceptional. I don't know what happened with the Darker Side. I know that the author went through a divorce and maybe this was written during that trying time... the...more
Paula  Phillips
Are you a fan of Serial Killer novels ? Love and Read Cody McFayden's other books ? When I saw this book come through, I wasn't sure if I had read it but when I started bits and pieces started to gel and seem familiar but it was prior to the joining the ranks of Book Bloggers United and our fabulous community of sharing books, and since I am such a huge fan of Cody's books , I figured why not just read it again and I'm glad I did as of course surprise, surprise I enjoyed it.
In The Darker side,...more
Jan 20, 2012 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: recovering Catholics
Recommended to Jennifer by: Prevous books
Shelves: read-2012
In many ways, this series (for me) fills the gap left behind by Harlen Coben's move toward stand alones and away from his regular outings with Myron Bolitar. Though there is very little in common between Smokey Barrett, an FBI agent who heads an elite unit devoted to tracking down serial killers, and Myron, sports agent and reluctant detective, the two series have a similar feel--a strong first person narrative voice, an interesting cast of secondary characters, and a world this is both brutal a...more
Satans Sjæl er i den grad en stereotyp Amerikansk krimi/thriller… På den gode måde :)
Det er mit første bekendtskab med Cody McFadyen – Men ikke det sidste.

Sproget er flydende og trods de mange teologiske termer vender siderne sig selv fra start til slut.

Persongalleriet er rigt og utrolig levende beskrevet, specielt er jeg helt inde under huden på Smokey. Hun er lige dele humoristisk, skæv og gennemsympatisk. Der er ingen nykker, bedrevidende egotripper eller nemme løsninger hos hende – TOP klass...more
Akhil Ramankutty
“Dreams evolve, not always for the better.”
Found an awesome series to read through. I loved this book. Maybe it’s because I very much admire the character of the protagonist, Agent Smoky Barret (what a name, ha?) who has a terribly long scar that meanders through her face (courtesy of an earlier villain), that would make the Joker’s, look like a joke. She is the leader of a team of agents who are vibrant characters themselves, and together, somehow, despite their differences, the four of them ma...more
In "The Darker Side," the third novel featuring FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, Barrett and her team are called to Washington, DC to deal with a homicide that could be potentially explosive for one of the country's rising political stars. What they find, however, makes it nearly impossible to keep the lid on; the victim, the transsexual child of a leading candidate for higher office, appears to be the latest in a very, very long string of murders linked together by the killer's calling card. Wo...more
2,5 stars

Oh well. I am a bit indecisive here because it's not like the book was that bad at all but I just read better ones. Even the two earlier Smoky ones were more exciting than this one even though it took McFadyen way too long to develop a certain excitement point or whatever.

But here? It felt like McFadyen only wrote this book in some kind of routine. Very obvious, very straight. No excitement. No real awesome plot. No nothing. The thing is normaly a person like Smoky would be "done" - the...more
4 ans après la parution française du tome 2, enfin la sortie du tome 3! Et il me réconcilie avec le genre du thriller avec une intrigue policière solide et violente (orientée sexuellement), des personnages touchants, une pointe de romance et de l'émotion qui m'a serrée le cœur plusieurs fois, tout en tombant dans le panneau comme l'héroïne! J'espère que la suite sortira en France, et pas dans le même délai.
This is #3 in the Smoky Barret FBI series and this book finds the team caught up in a serial killers ongoing quest for "the truth". Somehow the killer nicknamed The Preacher captures/tortures and kills women after he films them admitting their deepest darkest sinful secrets.

This book was intense as this entire series. I wish Cody McFadyen would write some more books.
This book really pushed the limit of what I like reading when it comes to explicit violence; however, the hunt for this ruthless serial kiler was what kept me reading. Who could be so evil and yet proclaim themselves to be so self-righteous in his pursuit of truth?

There are your run of the mill psychoogical thrillers and then there is this series by Cody McFadyen. McFadyen's antagonists are bone-chillingly realistic; evil personified. Smky Carrett and her team have all seemed to have been to t...more
I bought this book in hopes that it would be a well-written mystery novel, but all I could find was tasteless gore that was supposed to make the book more interesting somehow. I finished it wishing I had never picked it up.
I really enjoyed the first two books by this author. Though I gave this book 2 stars, it's probably closer to a 2.5. But since I can't give that I had to err on the lower side of the scale. While I had issues with the first book, I still felt a level of connection with the characters. The second book I really enjoyed the character development of the victim's story. I just didn't have those feelings for this one and it made the book fall flat for me. I'm hoping that the fourth one gets back to th...more

4.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfying mystery thriller..., September 20, 2009
By Denise "DC" (Missouri, USA) - See all my reviews

Smoky Barrett is not your typical FBI agent. Unlike the typical man-hunting heroines in other thrillers of this nature, Smoky is emotionally and physically scarred and was mutilated by knife wounds inflicted by a killer who murdered her husband and daughter. In this third outing (after Shadow Man and The Face of Death, she's called into a case by Rosario Reid, the wife of...more

Smoky Barretts neuer Fall gibt ihr zahlreiche Rätsel auf: Ein Mörder tötet einen transsexuellen Sohn von Abgeordneten im Flugzeug. Unter der Haut befindet sich ein Kreuz, auf dem die Zahl 143 eingraviert ist. Mit welchem Typ Serienkiller hat das FBI diesmal zu tun?


McFadyen mag ich gerade wegen seines einfühlsamen und gradlinigen Stils, die Charaktere zu skizzieren und mit der Handlung in Einklang zu bringen. Diesmal konzentriert er sich sehr auf Smokys und Bonnies Entw...more
Ingrid Hansen
Cody McFadyen bliver ved med at gøre det som man elsker ved en ynglings krimiforfatter. Han sørger for at man bliver mere og mere nysgerrig. Han holder ens interesse vedlige med at smide små brødkrummer bag sig som læseren ivrigt spiser for at finde ud af hvad der sker på næste side. Jeg må indrømme at jeg er kommet til at elske Smokey Barrett og hele hendes underlige super dygtige team som tager ud og opklarer seriemord. Der sker altid noget som man ikke rigtig forventer, der kommer afsløringer...more
On a commercial airline flight to Washington, DC a young woman is murdered in her seat and covered with a blanket. She is found at the end of the flight and FBI Agent Smoky Barrett and her talented team are called in and assigned the case. They must be circumspect, the victim has ties to a political powerhouse and presidential candidate. Before long a second body is found in Los Angeles, seemingly unrelated to the first, and they find themselves on the trail of a serial killer.

When video clips o...more
Stunning title, that left me breathless and powerless at the same time. The killer was insane no doubt about it and religion was the motive for the killing.

"Stuck in the side," Alan offers. "Stuck in the right side," James corrects. "From a religious perspective, that's relevant." I stare at him in sudden understanding. I wonder why I hadn't thought of it myself. "The lance, Longinus," I say. "Very good," James replies. "Sorry," Callie says, "But you've lost me. Can you explain it for the heathe...more
"Beichte und ich werde Dich erlösen"

Eine Leiche eines Transsexuellen im Flugzeug, unauffällig ermordet, in seinem Körper steckt seitlich ein kleines silbernes Kreuz mit der Aufschrift 143. Eine weitere Leiche einer Frau, auch in ihr steckt ein kleines Kreuz mit der Nummer 142. Der Serienkiller zählt seine Opfer und er ist noch nicht fertig mit seinem Werk, doch was treibt ihn an?

Ein neuer Fall für Smoky Barret und ihr Team. Diesmal haben sie es mit dem fleißigsten Serienkiller der letzten Zeit...more
Smoky Barrett is no stranger to violent crime. She sees it every day in her job as an FBI Special Agent, but she has also experienced it firsthand. Three years ago, her husband and daughter were killed by a serial killer Smoky was chasing. The same man brutalized Smoky, leaving her face horribly disfigured. Her personal tragedies give Smoky a unique insight into both the mind of a killer and the sorrow of a victim.

When the transsexual son of a prominent United States Congressman is killed on a o...more
RATING: 3.75

Smoky Barrett is an FBI Special Agent who normally works out of the LA office. However, when she's called to Washington, DC, to look at the victim of a murder, she knows that there is something going on outside the typical homicide. The victim is the pre-op transgendered female named Lisa Reid, who is the daughter of a powerful Senator. What's odd is that she was killed while aboard an airplane by an object inserted into her right side. The forensic team also finds a silver cross in...more
Die Vox Crime Edition 2010 enthält Krimis von einigen namhaften Autoren wie Katzenbach oder Grangé, der Name McFadyen war mir noch unbekannt. Vielleicht nicht verblüffend, der Mann ist erst seit 2006 auf dem Krimiparkett. Vielleicht ist es ungeschickt mit einem dritten Band in die Reihe um Agentin Smoky Barett einzusteigen, andererseits kann man erahnen, dass der Grundtenor der Vorgänger auch nicht anders sein kann als bei Das Böse in uns. Und dieser Tenor ist - nunja - böse.

Gleich auf CD1 bekom...more
This time around the crime does not seem to have a personal tie to Smokey, it is tied to people that are politically important enough to request the best, a woman is discovered murdered on a plan from Texas to Virginia. As Smokey and her team start the investigation they realize that the killer has killed before and is now wanting to come out in the open. As they cross off steps of the investigation they check for like crimes and that is when things start to explode as they find other victims, s...more
Blood Rose Books
Cody McFayden is back with his third novel of his Smoky B series. I noticed for this one that McFayden takes the time to very quickly recap what has happened in the first two books of this series that it is not essential to read the other two first books (Shadow Man & The Face of Death). However, I think as a reader you will be doing yourself a great disservice as the first two books are fantastic reads that will keep you up all night whether you want to or not.

Everyone has secrets that they...more
Smoky Barrett conosce bene la morte. L'ha vista in faccia molte, troppe volte. È il suo lavoro, all'FBI, dove dà la caccia ai serial killer più spietati. Studia il loro modo di ragionare, li insegue, li stana. Non ha paura di scavare nell'oscurità, neppure dopo che quella stessa oscurità ha inghiottito anche lei, rubandole il marito e la figlia, brutalmente uccisi da uno psicopatico. Anche Sarah conosce bene la morte. Ha solo sedici anni, eppure nei suoi occhi non c'è più luce. Fin dal giorno de...more
Someone has taken it upon themselves to deal out justice. A woman is murdered and the killer leaves behind a clue. It has to do with penitence and the victim paying for her sins. What sins could a nice, quiet woman who had no enemies be keeping? That’s what Smoky Barrett had her team are in charge of finding out. It seems this psychopathic killer actually wants Smoky to find him. He will do anything to get her attention, no matter how many people he has to kill. Smoky is ready to follow the path...more
Angelique Sa
Wieder ist ein Serienmörder unterwegs, den die FBI Agentin Smoky Barrett und ihr Team zur Strecke bringen wollen.
Auf einem Flug nach Virginia wird die Tochter eines hohen Politikers Lisa Reid ermordet. Einziger Hinweis ist ein silbernes Kreuz mit einer eingravierten 143, welches im Körper der Toten platziert worden ist. Nachdem eine weitere Tote mir einem ähnlichen Kreuz gefunden wird, ist klar, dass wieder ein Serienmörder unterwegs ist.

Neben diesen grausamen Morden plant Callie ihr eigene Hoch...more
The story is about a religious fanatic serial killer who films them as he forces them to shamefully admit a secret from their past involving how others were harmed either by their action or inaction. He tells them that he will forcefully assist them to commit suicide swiftly after they reveal their secret on film, but painfully torture them without mercy before the forced suicide if they refuse to reveal it. He posts videos of the sobbing victims' admissions on U-Tube, later confiscated by the F...more
A.L. Waddington
The third installment in the Smoky Barrett series, The Darker Side by Cody McFadyen, is a twisted thriller filled with the consequences of misinterpretation of religious scriptures. I realize that all facets of religion are different…very different. Personally, I was raised Southern Baptist, attended a Christian church as an adult and went to a strictly Catholic University where I was mandated to take Catholic Theology I & II. I can honestly say it was an extremely different viewpoint than a...more
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Cody Mcfadyen was born in Texas in 1968. He designed websites before selling his first novel, Shadow Man, in 2005. He has since had a second book – The Face of Death – published. Both were international best sellers. He lives in Southern California with his two black labs, often referred to as ‘The Black Forces of Destruction.’ He drinks coffee (copiously), plays guitar (badly), and reads (voracio...more
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