The Cipher

The Cipher

To a cunning serial killer, she was the one that got away. Until now…

FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera escaped a serial killer’s trap at sixteen. Years later, when she’s jumped in a Virginia park, a video of the attack goes viral. Legions of new fans are not the only ones impressed with her fighting skills. The man who abducted her eleven years ago is watching. Determined to reclaim his lost prize, he commits a grisly murder designed to pull her into the investigation…but his games are just beginning. And he’s using the internet to invite the public to play along.

His coded riddles may have made him a depraved social media superstar—an enigmatic cyber-ghost dubbed “the Cipher”—but to Nina he’s a monster who preys on the vulnerable. Partnered with the FBI’s preeminent mind hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Wade, who is haunted by his own past, Nina tracks the predator across the country. Clue by clue, victim by victim, Nina races to stop a deadly killer while the world watches.

Title:The Cipher
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    The Cipher Reviews

  • Debbie DiFiore

    The Warrior Girl This was very good. I loved the resilience of the heroine and her courage to take control of her life after years of abuse. The evil Odin truly personified evil. Her will to survive w...

  • Dharma Kelleher

    THE CIPHER Puts A Modern Twist On The Serial Killer TropeFollowing the success of her Veranda Cruz series, author Isabella Maldonado introduces us to her latest heroine, FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrer...

  • Steven

    In this new series, author Maldonado brings a sense of authenticity that one rarely finds in police procedural thrillers. I am sure this is because she is the real deal. Her experience as a police off...

  • Monnie

    This book, the first in a series, was an Amazon First Reads choice that looked intriguing. And you know what? It is. Not only did I enjoy it thoroughly, but I'm now looking forward to the next one.To ...

  • Carolyn B. Bowse

    Well written thriller Ms Maldonado captured my interest from the first paragraph to the last word! Her knowledge of police procedures, crime scene investigations, and human foibles is evident througho...

  • Mackey

    My Amazon First Reads selection for October, The Cipher was an enjoyable piece of crime fiction. Our primary character, Nina, is tough as nails and sigh of relief from the usual protrayal of ditzy fem...

  • Debra H. Wruble

    IntenseWell written story about a female FBI agent who encounters a serial killer she had escaped from as a teen. The killer is obsessed with her, the only one who got away. He must possess her again....

  • Linda

    Great writer This book gripped my attention...I couldn’t put it down.Nina was a strong and amazing woman.Her story was intriguing and unique.It makes me sad to think how many young girls have been t...

  • geraldine merino

    Engrossing!!!I couldn't put it down. I read it over 2 days. I e of the most memorable books I have read in years. I loved it.....

  • Jeeves Reads Romance

    Engaging and realisticIt's not often that I read a true thriller and get really hooked into the story, but that was definitely the case with this one. Perhaps it's the author's background in law enfor...