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Tiger Paw

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  26 reviews
As a serial killer wreaks havoc on Wall Street, dismantling a corrupt financier’s empire one body at a time, FBI profiler Scott Forrester uncovers the deadly secret of a demon-worshipping Hindu cult that is determined to change the very fabric of society. Firmly in their assassin’s crosshairs, Scott Forrester is forced underground to stop the killing spree. But will he sur ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Charles Cornell Creative Partners
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Laura Thomas
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One million people, a flash mob, have shown up for Occupy Wall Street, efectively shutting down everything from Central Park all the way to Wall Street. One million angry people.
Wall street's biggest and "most high" brokers hide in their towers of glass and steel, fearing bodily harm or even death if they venture out.
The "Roar" of "We are the 99%, Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Ignore" reverberated through Wall Street. It was going to take National Guard troops to disperse this mob, born of frustra
FBI Special Agent Scott Forrester was returning from Denver where he’d been investigating the killings of extremely well-off moguls, when he viewed the amazing lock-down of New York. He was watching the National Guard enter New York City on the airport TV before catching his flight, where approximately one million people had shown up for Occupy Wall Street, effectively shutting down everything from Central Park through to Wall Street.

With the sudden death of billionaire Matthew Carleton as the
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting form of thriller. I’d expected the usual type of action with the usual type of plot line, but this book provided a great variation to the genre.
What I enjoyed the most was the mysticism that the author created. He blended a detective storyline with a thread of the esoteric, which makes it stand out from other, similar novels. This mixture adds even a bit or horror to the plot, making the thriller even more, well, thrilling.
The characters were also quite interesting. The
Sherry Fundin
Billionaire Matthew Colton was the fifth victim. He was found in his bathtub filled with red wine and an indecipherable script of symbols and lines ending with a bloody paw print. It was the same symbol left at all the crime scenes. His wine collection was worth over 13 million dollars. He had to watch as the killer dumped it down the drain, then filled the bathtub to drown him in it. Fits in with what's going on today, people's resentment of the rich and their flaunting of their wealth.

Barbara ★
WOW this book just totally sucked me in and kept me compulsively reading until I finished it. I absolutely loved FBI agent Scott Forrester. He was stuck with Titus Griffin, a boss with crap for brains and was a jerk to boot but Forrester knew what was going on with his case and he stuck to his guns no matter what Griffin threw at him. I liked that Forrester's friends and allies stuck with him to the end and provided much needed support which he couldn't get from the FBI.

"At the far end of the ap
Cammy Hunnicutt
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Normally the words "FBI agent" and "serial killer" turn me off on a book immediately. Those lambs have already been silenced. But I was persuaded to take a look at this and got sucked right in.

OK, right off the top: this is a first novel self-published by an "indie author". So if you have prejudices about that, read this book and lose them. Take a look at the cover. Does it look amateur or sloppy? That's in keeping.

Charles Cornell is as good as the writers who have this kind of book in the store
Bard Constantine
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
What do Wall Street, rogue CIA assassins, and Hindu cult worship have in common?

That’s what Scott Forrester has to find out in Charles A. Cornell’s fast moving thriller, Tiger Paw. Cornell proves he has the goods as a crime/thriller novelist as he navigates Forrester through a truly tangled web of deceit, torture, murder and betrayal that turns the investigator’s world not only upside down but inside out as well. It’s a race against time as he’s on the run from shadowy assassins, his own agency,
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, mystery
"Losing your loved one to someone- your weakness, losing to death-Lord's will...But, to lose someone to Evil is the worst faith one may have the misfortune of facing."

A brilliantly well paced tale from the Author. Kept me hooked till the end, even if I took my sweet time to reach it. But that's me and my attention wandering off to some place else, looking for what was not there. This tale has been crafted in and around The Wall Street Occupy movement, portraying or may be try to portray the pai
Brenda Sparks
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story was full of twists and turns that kept me turning the page. The author wove an intricate web which ensnared both the characters and this reader. The story follows FBI agent Scott Forrester as he works his way through a case that has him crisscrossing the USA. At every turn, he discovers a new clue or new connection that eventually add up to the big reveal at the end. I won't give up any of the plot, but I can honestly say if you like an intricate story line, fully developed characters ...more
Tiger Paw is a debut mystery thriller by author Charles A. Cornell. Set primarily in Washington, DC, the book moves swiftly through several states and countries setting the undertone of a fast-paced international thriller. When expert criminal profiler FBI Special Agent Scott Forrester is given a case of a murdered billionaire in the Hamptons, he is unaware of the death defying obstacles he will be faced with. Stakes get higher as he takes the clues left at the bizarre crime scene and tries to g ...more
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
TIGER PAW is an outstanding mystery/thriller! Scott Forrester is an FBI profiler who bucks the system trying to find a killer who defies being profiled. When some enormously wealthy and influential people are picked off one at a time, Scott's boss demands that Scott profile these murders as mob related hits. Scott is left without FBI support when he refuses to profile these murders as such. Greed, evil, power, blackmail and an extremist cult factor into the murders, but these factors are not com ...more
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm glad a got a chance to read Tiger Paw. This novel is a great combination of old world and modern day evil. All the bases are covered as far as your fears go - be it the supernatural/spiritual kind or the more real-world financial mess/killer-on-your-tail kind. For me, this mix was unusual, but pleasantly so. The connection is of course,a surprise and gets you thinking. Tiger Paw demonstrates that the battle between good and evil endures across time and place. Good and evil are after all, rel ...more
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tiger paw by Charles A. Cornell is an excellent thriller. Although at times I felt it gave a little too much information. A thriller involving the dirty side of Wall Street, a serial murderer, mysterious cults and international intrigue. FBI Profiler, Scott Forrester has a tough time solving this enthralling thriller. The author did a great job of working many elements into the story that all worked well together. The ending is shocking. It did leave me with questions. A great read not to be mis ...more
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Killer read. Of all the mystery books I've read, this one takes the cake. The research into the stock market, FBI, CIA, special forces and computer programming was phenomanol. The story and characters was great, the author will send you on a goose chase and just when you think you've got it figured out, he sends you on another chase. The ending will totally blow you away when the killer is revealed. Wish I could give it a gold star. ...more
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Cornell spins a fantastic thriller in Tiger Paw. Kept me interested and wondering what came next from cover to cover! Will definitely be looking for more works by this author. Great story-teller.
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good thriller

This book was definitely action packed and hard to put down. it is one of those books where you think you know what's going to happen next but you find you were wrong. Surprise ending.
I recommend this book to any one who likes thrillers.
A good book with well-developed and likeable main characters. The action was fast-moving, the plot was twisted, and, although this was a rather long book, it didn't read that way. I rate this one 4.7 stars. ...more
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Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Remember the name, "Charles A. Cornell". You will be hearing it for many years to come. Tiger Paw is filled with gut-churning suspense, incredible believability, and enough twists and turns to give you motion sickness. I received my e-copy of Tiger Paw specifically to read and review, so I am delighted to be able to give it an honest 5 Star rating. I am retired, and have read -- on average -- more than 1 book per day for the past several years. I can honestly say Tiger Paw is one of the top 2 or ...more
Barbara Huskey
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Received a free ebook edition because I'd signed up for the Goodreads First Reads giveaway, but did not win.

1/30/13 - Started reading with the Kindle app on my PC.

Finally was able to really get into the book and it became very hard to put down. The only reason I had trouble getting into it was because of a 3 week vacation in Feb where I had no access to it and with it only able to read on my computer it made it difficult to read for long periods. It was action packed and exciting and very intere
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of thrillers, I have read a lot of them but this one is different. A murder mystery within the world of stock markets, international business, organized crime and extreme sects. The story provides the insights to these worlds which gave me the chills.

If you are up for a sophisticated thriller with a lot of twists and surprises you may like it, too. I enjoyed reading it.

Marni Tagami
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
A little hard to follow the events as they and the characters involved were introduced from different places with little information until the author begins to tie everything together. It's a little long to get to where the novel finally goes.

That said, I did enjoy the book very much. I like his writing.
Bruce Cameron
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Not my usual genre of SF&F, but a friend recommended it, and I'm glad he did. Read it cover to cover in 2 days of spare minutes. A very good story, that has been added to my list of books to read again at least once. ...more
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, crime, thriller
I struggled to get into this as it seemed overly complicated at the beginning but I did enjoy the second half.
Denise Solie
Sep 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: lots-of-twists
This was a pretty good book. I wasn't over the top about it. It felt like I was reading a movie. Lots of twists and turns for sure. not bad for a first book.
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