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The Face of Death (Smoky Barrett #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  5,834 Ratings  ·  395 Reviews
In Shadow Man, Cody McFadyen took the suspense thriller where other writers have feared to tread. He introduced readers to a heroine every bit as dark and edgy as the serial killers she hunts: Special Agent Smoky Barrett. Now, in his latest novel, McFadyen brings Agent Barrett back to track down a killer who breaks all the rules. Get ready for a shattering confrontation wi ...more
Kindle Edition, 626 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Bantam (first published 2007)
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Brenda
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A man Sarah calls The Stranger took control of her life on her sixth birthday. Now Sarah is 16 years old, sitting in the middle of a horrific crime scene, again. She holds a gun to her head and says she will talk to only FBI Agent Smoky Barrett. No one believed her last time, but she's going to make damn sure someone believes her this time.

Smoky's team from the first book is here, except for Leo. Perhaps he saw "too much" on the last case. Callie and Alan are like old friends, and James remains
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Janet
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Face Of Death is the second book in the Smoky Barrett series. I had read book one on high recommendation so thought it was high time that I undertook book two.

Time has moved on since the last book and Smoky is now faced with a new challenge. (Gotta say, I'm still struggling with the name .... but hey ho!). We know from the blurb that a sixteen year old girl asks for Smoky at a crime scene. It's not clear initially what has gone on, is the girl a killer or a victim? But as the book progresse
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Sechs von fünf Sternen mit einem dicken Ausrufezeichen❕
✨Susan✨
A psychopath is after FBI Special Agent Smokey Barrett and he is using innocent people to get to her.

Sarah is a young girl who has been haunted her whole life by a man who has chosen to kill everyone she becomes remotely attached to. At his most recent killing of the family she had been fostering with, Sarah is found unharmed but despondent and keeps asking for Smokey. In the past atrocities the authorities have not believed Sarah about what had happened because of her young age and over whelmi
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Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Another great Barrett book in this awesome series. I enjoyed this fast read but felt it wasn't as good as the others in the series. Hope the rest ate better.
Mary Beth
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved loved loved it! Not for the faint of heart.
Review to come shortly.
Alma38
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Možeš imati ponos i možeš imati ljubav, ali ne možeš uvijek imati oboje.

Znaš li što sam, između ostalog, shvatila? Shvatila sam da pas zaista jest čovjekov najbolji prijatelj.
Dok ih god hraniš i voliš, psi će ti uzvraćati ljubav. Neće krasti od tebe, tući te ili te izdati. Iskreni su. Ono što vidiš na površini ono je što se nalazi i u unutrašnjosti.
Za razliku od ljudi.

Prepoznajem krivnju koja mu buja u očima. To je vrsta krivnje koja dolazi uz osjećaj odgovornosti za nešto što nikako nisi mogao
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Mary
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-books
Dear reader,

They say you should beware of strangers, and oddly enough,this statement has never been more true or pertinent than in this tale!!

Avenging past wrongs,the Stranger,an evil and sadistic serial killer,seems to have targeted sixteen year old child Sarah Langstrom for no apparent reason.

Found covered in blood,and threatening suicide,in the front garden of her foster parents' home,we wonder what Sarah has done that necessitated her witnessing the macabre slaying of her latest foster fam
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Wilja
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Streckenweisen sehr erschreckend, beklemmemd und abartig pervers, das Buch hat aber ein gutes Tempo um sich zu erholen und der Schreibstil war anspruchsvoll und flüssig zu lesen. Die Charaktere sind sympatisch, vielleicht etwas zu perfekt, amerikanisch und manchmal etwas übertrieben cool aber das macht die nötige lockere Atmosphäre zwischendurch aus und trotz krankem Psychopathen gibts auch ein paar Emotionen. Es hat mich nicht in Mark und Bein erschüttert, an den richtig schlimmen Stellen wurde ...more
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Great book. I read it when we were in the woods camping and that wasn't the smartest choice. Not for the faint of heart but so engrossing. Smokey is a wonderful character and I look forward to reading more about her.
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Cody McFadyen is an international bestselling author of six thrillers. Five of those thrillers are centered around FBI special agent Smoky Barrett, who hunts serial killers. In 2011 his stand alone thriller Der Menschenmacher was published in Germany with no English translation. Before releasing book five in the Smoky Barrett series in 2016, McFadyen took four years off to care for his ailing pare ...more
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