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Past Deeds

(Brandon Fisher FBI #8)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Some consequences cant be predicted

A sniping takes place in Arlington, Virginia, less than fifteen minutes from Washington, D.C., and nets several minor injuries but only one casualty. FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit are called in to determine if the threat is still active and whether theyre looking at an act of terrorism, an
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Published February 18th 2020 by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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Linda Strong
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
FBI Agent Brandon Fisher, along with his team is called in to investigate the sniper shooting of a prominent lawyer. They are to determine if the lawyer was targeted. They talk to family, friends, co-workers, supervisors, hotel employees .. no one is talking. No one wants to say anything bad or embarrassing about the lawyer.

The FBI hadnt anticipated previous victims stretching from coast to coast. Brandon and his team are suffering jet lag as they fly to various parts of the country looking for
Whispering Stories
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Past Deeds is book Eight in the Brandon Fisher FBI Series by Carolyn Arnold. I first came across the series back in 2017 with book six, Remnants, and subsequently read book seven, On the Count of Three, in 2018. Both of these books feature gruesome serial killers and they perked my interest. Book eight has the detectives working a different kind of case, a sniper.

The team is first called to Arlington, Virginia to the scene of a sniper attack on
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Whenever I am in the mood for a fast-paced plot, an edge of your seat read, Carolyn Arnold is one of the many authors I can rely on to meet this need. Therefore, when the opportunity came for me to read and review her latest novel, I could not resist.

The story began with a federal prosecutor being gunned down in front of a high priced condo by a sniper. Although this is not typical of the cases Brandons team would investigate, the fact it occurred close to their headquarters, a special request
Sherry Fundin
Carolyn Arnold writes in multiple genres and her police procedurals are my favorites. She puts her characters in impossible situations and I always look forward to following the process to capture. Her stories remind me of Criminal Minds, and that is a very good thing. It makes it easy for me, along with Carolyns writing, to follow the process they go through to catch the criminal.

A sniper. A death. Is the sniper a hired gun? A vigilante? I am very curious. I love when I can relate to the
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of criminal minds
Shelves: mystery
Special Agent Brandon Fisher of the FBI's BAU team investigates the sniper death of a prosecuting attorney in Arlington, VA.

That's a bit misleading, as Fisher is not the AIC (Agent in Charge), but rather a member of the team under Jack Harper, who is the AIC and who I found to be both unlikable and annoying. This book is labeled a Brandon Fisher book, though, and we spend a lot of time in his head as we do in the head of Kelly Marsh, formerly Miami-Dade PD and who is (based on us getting hit
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars

A prosecuting attorney named Darrell Reid was shot when leaving an upscale condo building. The sniper shot only him. The FBI team led by SAC Jack Harper is investigating the crime along with Detective Herrera of the Arlington (Virginia), police.

Following the clues, the team learns that Darrell wasn't the only man who was killed by a sniper attack. They are happening all over the country. Darrell makes number four. The team splits up to go to the sites of the earlier killings to interview
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
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Carly Wilson
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Past Deeds by Carolyn Arnold is the eighth book in the Brandon Fisher FBI series, and I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

As a reader who does not often dabble in the thriller/crime genre, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I love how Arnold can mix genres and write incredibly detailed and relatable books.

The book begins when a man is shot upon exiting a building. He is an attorney, and the murder appears calculated and well-executed, leaving Brandon Fishers team of FBI agents
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was ok. The story line was great. I didnt like how it skipped between so many peoples point of views.. I found it to be confusing as to who was talking. #PastDeeds #NetGalley. ...more
Stanley McShane
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Special Agent Brandon Fisher and new member Kelly Marsh up from the Miami PD, and Paige Dawson, join Special Agent in Charge Jack Harper of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to investigate the sniper shooting of a prominent prosecutor. There are several POVs; Fisher is first person. Brandon is paired with Paige, which brings back painful memories of their short-lived liaison while Brandon was still married. Jack pairs with Kelly and makes sure he's constantly on her for speaking up or ...more
Nada Sobhi
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Past Deeds by Carolyn Arnold is the eighth installment in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. A sniper is taking out men who have been unfaithful to their wives, but is that the only motive at play?

"Humans were much like wild animals, feeding of the carcass of misfortune, sucking it bone dry for their own advantages, whatever those may be."

There is lots to tackle when it comes to this newest installment in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. Lots of perspectives, lots of ideas bouncing around, lots
Jennifer Tooker
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure, I was provided a copy of this book by the author, however, I have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.

Long Tail revenge

In a wealthy area of Arlington, Virginia a prominent prosecuting attorney is gunned down coming out of a high-end condo building. With no apparent suspects, Brandon Fisher and his team from the FBIs Behavioral Analysis Unit are called in to work the case, but the clues are scarce. Why would a sniper target this one person? Was this a
Hannah Charlesworth
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the eighth book in the FBI Brandon Fisher series and one of many of the books in the series I have read. I always enjoy any book that Arnold releases and this one was no exception. Arnold's writing is very fast paced and I always like the characters/plot that she writes about. What Arnold does do very well is that she can write about male and female characters just as well as the other. Some authors tend to pick just one sex to write about as that's their strength, but Arnold does both ...more
Lisa Brandt
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
More terrific crime fiction from Carolyn Arnold. This time, her FBI team is hunting a serial killer whose motive is tricky to figure out. Arnold is an excellent storyteller.
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Past Deeds is a well-written police procedural featuring the Behavior Analyst Unit of the FBI - easily compared to the BAU team featured on the CBS drama Criminal Minds. Sadly, both for the reader and the BAU team, Zach (the counterpart to Spencer Reid from the TV series) has departed the team for other tasks. Kelly is the new member of the team - but she is no replacement for Zach. Though an experienced Florida homicide detective, she will need to find her voice among the talented and ...more
Past Deeds - a review by Rosemary Kenny

Past Deeds, by Queen of Psychological Thrillers Carolyn Arnold, is a masterly new drama that starts with the sniper killing of a prosecution lawyer, Darrell Reid, outside an apartment block called Wilson Place. When FBI Agents Paige Dawson and Brandon Fisher are called upon to investigate, they little realise how convoluted and deadly matters are about to become.
How are the eponymous ' Past Deeds' linked to deadly events that have become closer together as
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Past Deeds by Carolyn Arnold is an FBI procedural, much like the ones many enjoy on television. Since this is not my typical choice of book, my brain is not wired to follow it easily. While pretty well done, I found it sluggish and a trail to follow, which is probably not fair to the author. It was a good story, but I have to reveal that I had no idea of the identity of the character that being followed in the series until I cam to the end and read it. I hadn't noticed on the cover and certainly ...more
Barb Lie
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Past Deeds by Carolyn Arnold is the 8th book in her Brandon Fisher FBI series. Refresher: Our FBI BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) team consists of Jack (leader), Brandon, Paige and new agent Kelly. I have read every book in this series, and Past Deeds was not as intense as some of the other stories. I have said this previously, I do not know why Brandon Fisher (I still do not like him at all) is the name of the series; but I think Paige, Jack and the new agent, Kelly were pretty good.

The story
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some consequences cant be predicted
A sniping takes place in Arlington, Virginia, less than fifteen minutes from Washington, D.C., and nets several minor injuries but only one casualty. FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit are called in to determine if the threat is still active and whether theyre looking at an act of terrorism, an isolated incident, or the first in a planned series of shootings. All that seems clear from the ground is theyre looking for a
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.

This is book 8 in the series featuring FBI agent Brandon Fisher, but works fine as a stand alone read. The dynamics of the team have changed as Zach left at the end of book 7, replaced by Kelly. And now Jack is mentoring Kelly, so Brandon has been reassigned to partner with Paige. This is somewhat awkward as they have history. However I havent read whichever book they had a relationship in, and didnt find this detracted
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Carolyn Arnold has a way to intrigue the reader from the first page and to hold interest
Beyond the last page. She gives you breadcrumbs toward understanding the unsub so that you are guessing all along, but you dont understand the complete story until the final pages. Past Deeds is an exciting crime procedural giving you insight to the psyche of not only the unsub but to the agents involved as well. Awesome read. Can not wait for the next Brandon Fisher installment!
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Arnold is back with her Brandon Fisher FBI series, book number 8, and as usual, her in-depth knowledge of procedural investigation astounds me. This book shifts between the team and the sniper, giving us an internal look at how the team operates, as well as the demented mind of a truly evil killer.

Paige is my standout character of this series but without Brandon, it wouldnt be the same draw that this series has. My favorite part of the investigation is the team digging to discover if the lawyer
Illustrious Illusions
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 8th book in the series...which I didn't' know going on and it made me hesitate once I found out, but I'm glad I stuck with it. It stands alone fairly well. You don't have the back story of the team, and while it would be helpful sometimes, it's not imperative to enjoying the story.

The story has a few twists and turns with revelations and things that are expected and unexpected. it's a really great journey to sit down and get lost in.

I really look forward to more books from Ms
Joanie Hinton
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI is hunting for a killer, which they come to conclude is a sniper, and eventually find out is a female sniper. The detail in the writing of this story is amazing. The FBI agents follow clues and analyze the evidence, and find that the sniper is leaving "breadcrumbs", and the killings are to seek revenge against those who attacked her mother years ago, and she is out to clean the slate.
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced, edge of seat psychological thriller that you undoubtedly will enjoy. This is Carolyn's Brandon Fisher FBI Series. The storyline is well developed with believable and interesting characters that support the storyline. You have a man killed, a lawyer. While investigating the death, they find three others have been killed similarily. Are these sniper attacks? What is the common between these deaths? The Behavorial Analysis Unit (BAU) finds they those killed are of the same ...more
Sharon Grow
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully absorbing mystery as FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit track down the killer of a well-known prosecuting attorney. He was taken out with one shot to the heart by a sniper. As Brandon and the other agents, Jack, Kelly and Paige proceed with the case, they find that there were three other men, about the same age, and recently killed in the same manner. Now the case has gone from a single incident to a possible serial killer. Did the men, all from ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I have read several of Carolyn Arnolds books, and they never disappoint.

Brandon Fisher works for the BAU with the FBI. When a prosecuting attorney is assassinated, his team is called in, and they soon realize that this may be the work of a serial killer. As more evidence comes to light, the team analyzes and theorizes until they figure out who the killer is and
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mission Accomplished

The Brandon Fisher FBI series focuses on the Behavioral Analysis Unit which mainly tracks serial killers. This book focuses on a sniper with plenty of psychological twists as the BAU team races to find the sniper before anyone else is killed. Best one yet.
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A2020 must read!!!!!!

The best read yet. Just when you think that it can't get any better, it does. A must add to any collection. Brandon Fisher Past Deeds is a non stop page turned.
Claudete Takahashi
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
An action packed thriller with a team of FBI agents that sometimes are lost with the amount (or lack of) information they have and seem not to be able to link the dots. People are being killed in several different places by a sniper but it takes a while for all the murders to be put together and a search for a serial killer to start. The main issue in this story is the search for revenge at any cost with a surprising ending. Easy to read and entertaining.
I received an advance copy of this book
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CAROLYN ARNOLD is the international bestselling and award-winning author of the Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher, and McKinley Mystery series. She is the only author with POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town, but that never kept her from dreaming big. On par with her large dreams is her overactive imagination that conjures up killers and cases to solve.

Other books in the series

Brandon Fisher FBI (8 books)
  • Eleven (Brandon Fisher FBI, #1)
  • Silent Graves (Brandon Fisher FBI, #2)
  • The Defenseless (Brandon Fisher FBI, #3)
  • Blue Baby (Brandon Fisher FBI, #4)
  • Violated (Brandon Fisher FBI, #5)
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