Bodies are dropping, but Mace Franklyn, now the target of a long-dormant serial killer, the Vulcan, argues there are no murders. He led the FBI's hunt for the Vulcan, but when encephalitis sidelined his career and threatened his marriage, he took desperate measures, that have returned to haunt him. Mace knows it's not the Vulcan, but proving it may expose his guilt. Anstice, a beautiful Detroit police detective, picks up on his fears. She, and Mace's former FBI boss, both have reasons to prove Mace wrong about the murders, and their motives have nothing to do with finding the serial killer.
A gripping chiller and it has happened to you.
“Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity.” – WebMD
It happened to Doyle, and then he found blood on his hands.
Doyle’s wife was a stunner. He used that to his advantage, how wrong that was he didn’t realize until the divorce. That’s when the blackouts started.
He wanted to hold on to something of hers, she didn’t see it that way. Then one cold Sunday it happened her blood on his hands. Hiding what he had done where someone else would be blamed made perfect sense.
But, not knowing who was the flaw. That, someone, understood everything about him, even knew what he couldn’t remember. They had more bodies to hide. A request he couldn’t refuse. He slipped their grasp, with a new identity, or so he thought. In the end, it tightened their grip. He could not run, he could not hide, knowing their name could cost him his life.
MACE HAS A LOT TO PROVE AND NOTHING TO LOOSE . . . UNTIL A MURDER MAKES IT PERSONAL
Mace Franklyn is haunted by his lost FBI career and a broken marriage, and he wants them both back. His assignment to a high profile case, a series of coed murders on the University of Michigan campus, gives him his comeback chance. The medical examiner on the case turns out to be his X and could be the opportunity he was looking for or a disaster in the making. The politically charged case puts his name on the front page but also makes him a target for the mind behind the murders. A political agenda threatens to derail the investigation, and Mace finds himself dragged into an inter-agency rivalry fetid with confrontation and betrayal. Sheryl’s murder makes it personal, Mace harnesses his rage risking everything to stop the grisly homicides. But the mind behind the killings is already stalking his next victim… Mace.
Duplicity’s Child is a serial thriller you won’t be able to put down. Its fast-paced story revealed through Mace’s point of view and the mind behind the killing. They will keep you turning the pages until the very end.