Book Reviews of Dead End

Dead End
Dead End
Author: Mariah Stewart
ISBN-13: 9780345483812
ISBN-10: 0345483812
Publication Date: 8/9/2005
Pages: 272
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Mariah Stewart creates a world of suspense with a family of brothers in the FBI who may not all be on the right side of the law. An FBI profiler reviews a suspicious file that may link the brothers to an unsolved case.
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When her fiancee is killed during a drug deal,
Annie McCall is left to grapple with the past. Now she and Evan Crosby want to start a bright new future, she must find answers that might prove fatal.
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Great Read!
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good read
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I have read two of this series of "Dead books" and can't wait to read them all. Three murderers agree to kill each others enemies. It's a wild ride. Don't miss these books.
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Working a case in Central America, FBI Agent Connor Shields stumbles across a horrifying sight-dozens of young children being herded into a cargo truck, obviously doomed to a future of slavery or as unwilling participants in the international child sex trade. Conflicted because he's on a very important mission, Connor is about to intervene when he's accosted by a colleague who assures him that everything is under control, that both local and US authorities are on the case.

Heartened by this news, Connor departs for his scheduled rendezvous. What he doesn't realize, however, is that his trusted associate is in league with the kidnappers, and that, because of his poor timing, he and all those he holds dear have been placed in mortal danger.

The fourth and final book in Stewart's "Dead" series (following Dead Wrong, Dead Certain, and Dead Even), Dead End cannily combines two disparate premises (the investigation into the deaths of several schoolgirls at the hands of a serial killer and the travesty that is the child sex trade), resulting in a tale guaranteed to hold readers' spellbound until they reach the last page. Although her writing is not as polished as one might expect from such a seasoned author, Stewart nevertheless manages to wring all the tension she can out of her compelling subject matter, offering her audience a book that provides suspense and social commentary in equal doses, a story dealing that effectively illustrates the toll crime takes on victims, criminals, and law enforcement officials.
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When FBI agent Dylan Shields was killed in an undercover drug deal two years ago, his colleague (and financee) Annie Marie McCall was left alone with too many unanswered questions-and nothing to do but hit the job as hard as she could to escape the pain.

This book has a lot of everything, romance, thrills, and spills. Watch out for the jump-out-at-you pages.
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Great final book to the Dead series (Dead Wrong, Dead Certain and Dead Even).
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Great book, easy to read
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FBI Profiler Annie McCall and her new fiance look into Dylan Shields death, the FBI agent she was supposed to marry. It's right there but you'll never guess who the killer is.
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Could not put it down, she is fast becoming my favorite author.
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Very similar to the other books in the "end" series. It was really easy to figure out who did it. I liked it.
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This was the last book in the Dead series. I read all four books in a week.
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Read it in one day. Great book!!!
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Another wonderful read by Mariah Stewart !
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FBI profiler Annie McCall finally gets her man. The surprises in this one are downright shocking! I figured out who Dylan's killer was early on but was intrigued how the author brought it to light.

Two years after her fiance's death (Dylan), Annie is still devastated and unable to get on with her life and romance with Evan Crosby, a cop in Philadelphia. Evan is determined to solve Dylan's murder for some closure for Annie. Of course, Evan has a full plate with a serial killer stalking his town. Somehow his case and Dylan's death intersect and all the questions bring the killer out of hiding.

Another excellent6 story by Mariah Stewart. I'll read anything she writes. They are always different but shocking and interesting as hell.
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In Avon County, Pennsylvania, Homicide Detective Evan Crosby is sick when he sees the fourth victim in under a month. Each casualty was pretty young female, ages 12 - 14, attending a private school, and left without shoes. His lover, FBI profiler Annie Marie McCall tries to give him solace, but knows how difficult coping with this case is.

At the wedding of Annie's sister to a Shield sibling, Evan feels left out as the happy occasion is more a wake to FBI Agent Thomas Shield, who was assassinated. Upset, Evan leaves when another girl is killed without a word to Annie who is inside the Shield zone since Thomas was her fianc, which bans the detective from entry. Not long afterward, knowing she needs closure, Evan offers a fresh pair of eyes in investigating the murder. As they work together on the Shield murder and the serial killings, an agency insider watches them very closely because he will have them eliminated if they get to close to him or his young girl black market ring.

The fourth Dead tale is a potent romantic suspense tale starring two likable protagonists in love yet struggling to form a relationship because of the ghost of her murdered fianc. The Shield Zone is tighter than ever, denser than a black hole as no matter escapes this closely knit family to the chagrin of Evan. Annie is terrific as she balances her second strike of love's lightning bolt with her first hit, but still needs closure, which Evan knows means uncovering who killed Thomas. Mariah Stewart is dead on with this tale and series.

Harriet Klausner
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If you haven't read the first three books in Mariah Stewarts "DEAD" series--DEAD WRONG, DEAD CERTAIN, and DEAD EVEN--go pick up a copy today. Although not necessary to enjoy DEAD END, you'll get a much better feel for some of the main characters--plus just three really good reads--if you read the other books first.

That said, DEAD END centers around Dr. Anne Marie McCall, an FBI profiler, and her new love, police Detective Evan Crosby. At a mutual friend's wedding, Evan is surprised over the jealousy he feels by how close Annie still is with the Shields family. Her fiancé, undercover agent Dylan Shields, was murdered two years ago during a covert op. The Shields family, with its many children all in FBI positions, is a close-knit one who still has a place for the memory of what Annie and Dylan were to each other.

Evan, attempting to get over his jealousy but knowing that Annie will never be at peace until she knows what really happened to Dylan, suggests that they take one last look at the file on his death--hoping that maybe this one last shot might provide Annie with the closure she needs, and that a new set of eyes might come up with new leads in the investigation.

What they uncover are more questions, missing files, and situations that prove more and more dangerous. Who was really the intended victim that night? Does the locale of Dylan's death have something to do with the current case Evan is working on? Why are members of the extended Shields family ending up in questioning situations?

Ms. Stewart has written another winner. I'm sad to see the "DEAD" series end, but I was happy to see that with the release of DEAD END all the questions from the last three books were answered. A real winner, you won't want to miss this book. It's an excellent offering in the romantic suspense genre!
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"When FBI agent Dylan Shields was killed in an undercover drug deal 2 years ago, his colleague(and fiancee) Annie McCall was left alone with too many unanswered question...Mauneqvering through a minefield of deadly threats and betrayals, Annie draw nearer to connecting a face to the trigger finger that blew away her dreams..."
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If you haven't read the first three books in Mariah Stewarts "DEAD" series--DEAD WRONG, DEAD CERTAIN, and DEAD EVEN--go pick up a copy today. Although not necessary to enjoy DEAD END, you'll get a much better feel for some of the main characters--plus just three really good reads--if you read the other books first.

That said, DEAD END centers around Dr. Anne Marie McCall, an FBI profiler, and her new love, police Detective Evan Crosby. At a mutual friend's wedding, Evan is surprised over the jealousy he feels by how close Annie still is with the Shields family. Her fiancé, undercover agent Dylan Shields, was murdered two years ago during a covert op. The Shields family, with its many children all in FBI positions, is a close-knit one who still has a place for the memory of what Annie and Dylan were to each other.

Evan, attempting to get over his jealousy but knowing that Annie will never be at peace until she knows what really happened to Dylan, suggests that they take one last look at the file on his death--hoping that maybe this one last shot might provide Annie with the closure she needs, and that a new set of eyes might come up with new leads in the investigation.

What they uncover are more questions, missing files, and situations that prove more and more dangerous. Who was really the intended victim that night? Does the locale of Dylan's death have something to do with the current case Evan is working on? Why are members of the extended Shields family ending up in questioning situations?

Ms. Stewart has written another winner. I'm sad to see the "DEAD" series end, but I was happy to see that with the release of DEAD END all the questions from the last three books were answered. A real winner, you won't want to miss this book. It's an excellent offering in the romantic suspense genre!