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Subject: Profilers
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 10:07 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
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Summertime is when I sample TV series that I don't normally watch during the season.  This summer I got hooked on "Criminal Minds" .

Soooooooo......

How about some suggestions on books where the Profiler is the main character.  Series are always good!

Thanks!
-RD

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 12:24 PM ET
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While not totally meeting your criteria, I still am giving you alot of good forensic type procedural books:

Jeff Deaver's Lincoln Rhymes series (Independent brilliant paraplegic....very...very CSI like, beautiful side kick...awesome series.)

Chris Mooney's Darby McCormick series (Darby is CSI...lived through traumatic childhood escaped from and later captured her own serial killer.)

Lisa Gardner's Kimberly Quincy series (FBI profiler, several brushes with serial killers, The Third Victim, I thought was brilliant.)

James Swain's Jack Carpenter series (Jack is an ex-cop, who specializes in lost children, we need more super heroes like him. He takes serial killers off the street. Right now there are only 3 books in the series and they are all so very good.

Tim Down's Nick Polchak series (Nick is a entomologist that thinks he is more bug than human, brilliant mind, thick glasses and totally oblivious to most human interaction. Teaches at a university, calls all his students Mr. Smith and Ms. Jones. and on the side with the help of his buggy friends solves crimes for anybody willing to pay his fee. Very CSI and sometime graphic with alot of Nick's deadpanned humor. Shoofly Pie is the first one. If you absolutely have to have FBI, then you can go with PlagueMaker with Nathan Donovan, he is FBI and Nick just gets a cameo....wonderful scary book.

Preston and Child's Pendergast (he is FBI and strange as hell) series, the best is Cabinets of Curiosities...although skirts the edge of horror.

Richard Preston's The Cobra Event - a race to stop a potential serial killer from releasing a WMD ....very intense and very scary for todays news events.



Last Edited on: 8/30/10 12:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 8/30/2010 12:32 PM ET
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Keri, thanks for the suggestions.  I've read all of the Pendergast novels.  He is one of my favorite characters.

-RD

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 9:55 PM ET
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I like Criminal Minds also :-)

I have this one on my TBR: Singularity by Kathryn Casey: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Singularity-Sarah-Armstrong-Kathryn-Casey/book/0312379501/

I believe there are three books in the series so far, the third one to be released a little later this year.

Date Posted: 8/31/2010 8:53 AM ET
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Thanks for the suggestion Sheila, I've wish listed it.

-RD

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 4:08 PM ET
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Just came across Alan Jacobson's "The 7th Victim".
The main character is Special Agent Karen Vail an FBI Profiler in the BAU.  Looking forward to reading the series.

-RD

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