Review of ‘Drained’

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Former Tampa homicide cop Hank Rawlings has been accepted into the FBI, and his first assignment is with the bureau’s prestigious serial crimes unit. To add to the pressure, he’s immediately assigned to a case involving a serial killer in Chicago who drains the blood from his victims. Working with a partner who he knows is assessing his performance, and dealing with a wife who likes being ‘in charge,’ including deciding how he’ll dress for work, Rawlings is feeling the pressure immensely. As he and his partner get closer to the killer, it becomes more than job pressure—the lives of him and his partner are in danger.

If you’re a fan of the ‘Criminal Minds’ TV series, you’ll love E. H. Reinhard’s Drained, the debut book in the Agent Hank Rawlings FBI Thriller series. Told alternately from Rawlings’ first person view and a third person view of the killer, this story will keep you guessing even after you’ve figured out who the killer is. Reinhard has the ability to string the suspense out until it’s as taut as a violin string. The characters and action come alive under his skillful hand. This is don’t-miss action for thriller fans.

I give it five stars.

2 thoughts on “Review of ‘Drained’

    dancingpalmtrees said:
    March 24, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Anything like the following?

    Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins
    Fictional Character
    Ezekiel “Easy” Porterhouse Rawlins is a fictional character created by mystery author Walter Mosley. Rawlins is a black Private investigator, a hard-boiled detective and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Wikipedia
    Played by: Denzel Washington
    Creator: Walter Mosley
    First appearance: Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)


    Charles Ray responded:
    March 24, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Similar, but different at the same time.


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