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Longtime detective Stanford Carter and his wife, forensic scientist Jill Seacrest, have always felt one was the yin to the other's yang. Carter is formal, logical, detached and incredibly reserved. As team leader, he displays an unflagging commitment to duty, a keen sense of logic and strategy, and the poker face of a true champion. Despite his ardent desire to learn the s ...more
Paperback, 1st, 394 pages
Published July 12th 2017 by Gary Starta/Robin Firestone (first published July 15th 2015)
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Donna Maguire
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I loved this book!!  It was a complete rollercoaster book for me, it grabbed me straight away and didn't want me to get off the ride, plenty of suspense!!

The pace was spot on and I loved the plot - the characters were brilliant, they worked together perfectly and they really made the book for me- I thought that it was really well thought out and the whole thing was believable for me - this is the first book that I have by this author and it won't be the la
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J.M. Northup
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
*An Interesting Take on Mind-Control!*

I am definitely a fan of Gary Starta, but this is my first exposure to Robin Firestone. It was certainly a skillful collaboration, and one that has me interested in reading more from both authors!
Generally speaking, I limit my crime stories to NCIS and Law & Order: SVU. I do read some detective stories on occasion, but it isn't the genre I am usually drawn to. However, I enjoyed this book and the police investigation aspects of it. Though it isn't really
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Marie
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing


Marie A.



May 16, 2018

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I love the writing style of Gary Starta. His books always have a possible truth to them. Due to many science journals I have read, the things that are happening could be here soon. Stanford Carter is a former police officer who left the force after solving a case that other officers were involved in. His reputation for always getting the bad guys and not losing his temper precedes him. Buddhism keeps him calm and he will need it. He an
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Vivienne
Good idea let down on execution

While initially quite taken with tale it soon moved into what I can only describe as bonkers in terms of plot. Add to that long expositions by main characters seeking to hammer home points. The baddies were also guilty of this. I did read to the end and then was taken aback by the strange reader questions that appeared to be pushing a conspiracy theory lover agenda.
Sharon
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok

The storyline was awesome. Agent Carter investigating murders. His wife the forensic expert and a rookie agent. But it lost me with all the inner musings about faith. The author spent way too many pages talking about how much Carter and his wife loved each other.

I reluctantly finished the book. It got 3 stars because the basic story had a lot of promise.
Bob
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
FBI agent and his forensic scientist wife are up against a plot to drug and program unsuspecting dupes to commit murder in a plan to eventually take control of the works. Needed editing and proofing and I was not r really enthused by this one.
Joanne Balducci
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a new fan of Gary Starta's work. The Killing Collective is an excellent read. I like the dynamic of the husband and wife team. I can relate to the wife of Carter because she is a woman of action who "takes prisoners and asks questions later" I cannot wait to read more of this author's work. I am sure I will not be disappointed.
Amy Shannon
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Edge-of-your-seat-thrilling!

Yes, I am a major fan of Starta's work, and when asked, I jump at the change to read and review it. There is a writing style behind the story and it keeps this reader engaged, thoroughly. It's not just the style, it's the story itself. Enter the killing collective, and be introduced immediately to "The Silver Man". This story is riveting and compelling (and a bunch of other high end adjectives). Filled with death, mayhem, and conspiracies, this story is not one you pu
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P.S. Winn
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reminiscent of "The Manchurian Candidate" but updated and on steroids, Gary Starta had knocked it out of the park with this conspiracy, murder, thriller. Meet Stanford Carter and his partner in life and work, Jill Seacrest. Heading from Boston to New York at the request of the FBI, the two find themselves immersed in the hunt for a killer as a string of murders plague the city. Shania Deeprose is added to the team as secrets of past power and greed join with the present. The author ties the twis ...more
Marsha Ceniceros
It's worth taking your time with this one.
Extremely detailed, crime thriller, The Killing Collective, is an extraordinary read. Within the first chapter I fell in love with this book. Saturating my mind with everything a good book delivers. Suspense, mystery, FBI agents and murder. The Silver Man, a mastermind of evil was truly a genius, and as we all know these elements work perfectly into a riveting mystery, a crime thriller script that could very well transform into a blockbuster hit! Highly,
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