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In Freeman's chilling, atmospheric latest, Jonathan Stride returns from a Las Vegas stint (in Stripped) to head the major crimes detective bureau of his former Duluth, Minn., department. When the husband of Maggie Bei, Stride's former detective partner, is murdered, Maggie becomes the prime suspect, and Stride determines to clear her. Meanwhile, Dan Erickson, an ambitious Duluth county attorney, hires Stride's lover, PI Serena Dial (who returned with Stride from Vegas), to pay off a blackmailer. Freeman slowly weaves the cases together into a labyrinthine search for a serial killer. Following the anonymous predator as well as the cops, the reader is teased by the fiend's identity and hidden motives. The stalwart, intuitive Stride digs into the case's disparate elements, including the city's sexual underworld, and a terrified Serena runs into serious trouble. A strong narrative crammed with twists and studded with sex and violence; a mysterious, even mystical, sense of place; and a well-crafted set of characters and relationships make this one of Freeman's stronger crime thrillers. (Feb.)
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“Brian Freeman is a first-rate storyteller. STALKED is scary, fast-paced, and refreshingly well written….Freeman has another winner.”—#1 Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille

“A perfect blend of psychological suspense and crime fiction.”—Chicago Tribune

“Chilling and heart-thumping.”—Minneapolis StarTribune

“Crammed with twists and studded with sex and violence; a mysterious, even mystical, sense of place; and a well-crafted set of characters.”— Publishers Weekly

“Perfect pacing and a haunting, engrossing mystery….another work that from beginning to end is impossible to put down.”—Bookreporter.com

“Freeman delivers a swift plot packed with satisfying twists."— Booklist

“A striking display of skilled storytelling that will have readers surprised more than once well before the shocking ending. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

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Product Details

  • Series: Jonathan Stride (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (February 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312363273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312363277
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,080,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride and Cab Bolton series. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. He is widely acclaimed for his "you are there" settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots.

His seventh novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards given out by the International Thriller Writers organization, and his fifth novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. His debut thriller, IMMORAL, won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry Awards. IMMORAL was named International Book of the Month, a distinction shared with authors such as Harlan Coben and Lisa Unger.

Freeman's newest novel is SEASON OF FEAR, the latest to feature Florida detective Cab Bolton. Bestselling author Linda Castillo says: "SEASON OF FEAR has everything: unexpected plot twists that keep on coming, a smart and charming hero, and a setting that's as sultry and dangerous as a tropical storm. It will blow you away."

His books include: IMMORAL, STRIPPED, STALKED, IN THE DARK (also called THE WATCHER overseas), THE BURYING PLACE, THE BONE HOUSE (the first book in his Cab Bolton series), SPILLED BLOOD, THE COLD NOWHERE, and SEASON OF FEAR. He also has two bonus stories in his Jonathan Stride series, the short story "Spitting Devil" and the novella TURN TO STONE.

Top bestselling authors recommend Freeman's novels. Lisa Gardner calls him "a master of psychological suspense." Michael Connelly says, "This guy can tell a story."

Freeman was born in Chicago and grew up in San Mateo, California, before moving to Minnesota. You can write to him at brian@bfreemanbooks.com and find him on the web (bfreemanbooks.com), Facebook (facebook.com/bfreemanfans), Twitter (@bfreemanbooks), and Instagram (bfreemanbooks).

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By John R. Linnell on March 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Brian Freeman continues to impress in his third chilling novel featuring Jonathan Stride and his second with his lover, Serena Dial. The plot outline has been well recounted here by others, but what is so compelling about this author is the way he leads the reader along to believe one set of facts and then turns things in on themselves in a way that keeps the pages turning and the lights on late into the night.

Freeman's books contain copious amounts of graphic violence and sex, however none of it is gratuitous. This is, as the book jacket describes it about Obsession, Blackmail and Murder....In zero degrees. But the story is red hot.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nancy on March 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
In this 3rd outing, Jonathan Stride returns from Las Vegas with Serena to take back his job with the Duluth Minnesota Police Department. Jonathan receives an urgent call from Maggie, his former partner, when she awakes to find that her semi-estranged husband is dead in their home. Of course, Maggie is the prime suspect, spouses always are. Stride and Serena set out to find the truth only to find themselves in much deeper then either would have suspected. Serena's past is put to the test when not only does it come back to haunt her, but to literally bite her.

You have to pay attention in this book because nothing is quite as it seems. Who is after whom and why gets a bit twisted but in a way that Freeman is famous for and will keep you turning the pages.

I highly recommend this author. His foray's into the underbelly always make for a fascinating read.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Linda Ritchie on March 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Since his first book, Immoral, I have hesitated to start the others as I cannot put them down and I am afraid Brian will not live up to his first. I have no worries. He just keeps getting better and better. Even though I get little inklings of who-dunit, I never really know for sure until the reveal. This guy knows how to write a book and the characters of Stride and Dial are more and more interesting. The relationship between Jonathan and his partner Maggie always leaves me wanting more as well. For some reason, the setting in the freezing winters of Minnesota work better than the Vegas one did, but then the writer knew that Jonathan was like a fish out of water and sent him home. Can't wait to see where they will go next...........
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Martin on March 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This psychological thriller written by Brian Freeman (the third of his Detective Stride series--but not the last, thank Heavens) is AWESOME! It will keep you glued to your seat until you have turned the very last page. Lots of twists and turns and just when you think you have it figured out--wham! he throws something else into the mix. Brian has a very descriptive way of writing that makes you feel you are right there as things are happening. You actually feel the cold of the winter and can hear the wind howling all about you as the snow piles up. You see the buildings and business establishments as clearly as if you were entering them yourselves. You smell the pizza baking, and you can taste it. More importantly, you feel the terror all around you as you are "stalked." For anyone who loves a good mystery, this book has it all. I highly recommend it. Sandie
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By reilly2u on March 14, 2008
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Brian Freeman's first two books were wonderful but this tops even those. I am lucky I had a few days off from work because I picked this book up on a Wednesday afternoon and didn't put it down until I finished it Thursday night.
Unlike many books that have a typical formula, this one will keep you guessing until the end and then like Harlan Coben, Freeman throws in one last surprise.
If you haven't read his other two books, don't miss those either. This author makes Patterson look like an amateur.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl A. Reynolds VINE VOICE on August 16, 2010
Format: Hardcover
#3 Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial mystery. Thankfully, the story takes place back in Duluth, Stride's hometown, where he's decided to return after a brief stint in Las Vegas. Serena has accompanied him and they are settling into life again on the shores of Lake Superior. Stride's former detective partner Maggie is accused of murdering her husband, and though he must recuse himself from working the case officially, he is convinced of her innocence despite the damning evidence piling up against her. He looks into things in his spare time, thus ticking off the detective in charge of the case--who also happens to be the person Stride bumped out of the head of detectives job when he moved back to Duluth.

Meanwhile, Serena, now working as a private investigator, is hired by the local district attorney to uncover a blackmailer. When the two cases begin intersecting, it leads to clues in several cold cases, and some hot new ones--more disappearances and deaths with tendrils curling into several prominent people's lives.

To be honest, this wasn't all that much of a thriller, per se. I thought the main solution was fairly obvious, and also thought there was way too much coincidental linking of the cases and too much bizarre stuff going on to be really believable. There was also a lot of what I'd call gratuitous sex stuff that wasn't really germane to the cases. I'm not a prude of any sort, but sex for the sake of it within a mystery is kind of....well, boring. (I rolled my eyes a lot.)

I also thought that Serena, now that she was a private detective, fell into the amateur sleuth trap of doing Really Stupid Things. Frequently. If it weren't for Freeman's atmospheric portrayal of Minnesota, and Duluth in particular, I'm not sure if I would have finished it or not.
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