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"Riveting suspense and nifty plot twists in an outstanding series": Jo Ann Vicarel, Library Journal picked The Killing Storm as one of the Best Books of 2010!

"I finished reading this book and felt tired. Casey did such a great job keeping the tension building it just wore me out! Damn, this is a great book." Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine

"This heart wrenching story will keep you engrossed until the last page and is a must read!" Ashley Wintters, Suspense Magazine, February 2011

"Solid crime fiction with a real feel for the humanity of the characters," Booklist Magazine.

"This rapid-fire mystery will keep the reader guessing.... Casey is especially good with plotting converging story lines in a believable, memorable way...The Killing Storm has a unique style and is fun to read." Romantic Times Magazine in a 4-star review.

"Pulse-pounding action," Kirkus Reviews.

"Contrasting the seeming unconcern of the missing boy’s mother with the anguish of Sarah’s daughter, who has just recovered from her father’s death and now fears that her mother will perish in the storm, adds depth to this suspenseful thriller. VERDICT Readers waiting patiently for the next J.A. Jance mystery will want to try this exciting read." -- Library Journal in a Starred Review!

"Casey's turbulent third mystery featuring Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong draws the criminal profiler into a breathless drama as scary as a hurricane's eye....a terrifying cat-and-mouse game develops, pointing to more stormy weather ahead for Sarah in the best in the series to date," Publisher's Weekly.

"The Killing Storm is a terrific thriller. Intense, suspenseful, and frightening enough to have you looking over your shoulder. Texas Criminal Profiler Sarah Armstrong is a fabulous character to spend time with." JA Konrath, author of Cherry Bomb

"THE KILLING STORM is more scorching than Texas in July. This is of the most unique and enjoyable mystery series to come along in quite some time."
--Bestselling mystery author and Shamus award nominee Jason Pinter


The plot?

A quiet afternoon in the park, and four-year-old Joey Warner plays in the sandbox, when a stranger approaches looking for his runaway dog. While Joey’s mom, Crystal, talks on her cell phone, the stranger convinces the child to help search. By the time Crystal turns around, her son has disappeared. Yet her behavior is odd, not what one would expect from a distraught mother. Is Crystal Warner somehow involved in her son’s abduction?

Meanwhile, on a cattle ranch outside Houston, Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong assesses a symbol left on the hide of a slaughtered longhorn, a figure that dates back to a forgotten era of sugarcane plantations and slavery. Soon other prizewinning bulls are butchered on the outskirts of the city, each bearing a different but similar drawing. Before long, the investigations converge at the same time a catastrophic hurricane threatens. Someone very close to Sarah is brutally murdered, and the clock ticks, as the storm moves in. If Sarah doesn’t act quickly, the child will die.

The third Sarah Armstrong mystery, now in stores and available through Internet booksellers!

Click on the link in the left-hand column and read the first three chapters of the killing storm!