The first in a special eBook only series: The Jefferson Winter Chronicles, featuring Jefferson Winter from bestselling eBook Broken Dolls, and introducing his mentor, Yoko Tanaka. Together they make an unforgettable team.
Special Agent Yoko Tanaka is one of the best profilers in the FBI. She's observant, smart and professional, but doesn't really play well with others. She's been called in to consult on the case of 'Valentino', a killer who steals his victims' hearts. Literally.
With five women already dead, time is running out for the police to catch the killer before he strikes again. Within twenty-four hours of Yoko's arrival they have a suspect in custody: a precocious nineteen-year-old kid called Jefferson Winter whose IQ is off the charts. He's also a textbook psychopath and the son of one of America's most notorious serial killers. Not only does he confess to the murders, he knows details of the crimes that only the killer could know. It's an open and shut case, or is it?
FBI profiler Yoko Tanaka is in Tampa, Florida helping the local PD with their 'Sandman' case. Three mothers and their daughters have been found murdered in their homes. The mothers have been brutally stabbed while the little girls' have been smothered in their beds and posed to look like they're sleeping.
Defying FBI protocol, Yoko makes a detour to Sarasota to entice Jefferson Winter to join the case. Winter has now graduated from college and is playing piano in a tourist bar. At first he's reluctant to get involved but that's the thing with Winter, what he says and what he means are usually two different things. All Yoko knows is that he's the only person who can help her before the Sandman claims another two victims . . . but what Winter doesn't know is that Yoko might be the only person who can help him come to terms with his past.
In these two we are right back at the beginning of Winters career. Pretty much this is where it all started for him. It has been great going back and getting to know him and how things came about.
I had had these along with the other Jefferson Winter books on my kindle forever, and I had promised myself that I was going to start catching up with some of the series I hadn't started yet. Obviously at one point I had every intention of reading them as I had bought them all for my kindle.
So now I can safely say I am well up to date with this series and the next full book of Jefferson Winter is out 2nd May 2017. So not long to wait for that one.
Well I have certainly enjoyed reading these books and getting to know the Character. Although I do think there will be a lot more to come of him. I can see this being a long standing series, and one that readers will be eagerly waiting for each instalment.
Please note these two are only short stories, but well worth getting to get to know the Character that little bit more.