Killer Pursuit (Allison McNeil Thriller, #2) by Jeff Gunhus


The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.

Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder. The most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but with rumors that the victim’s client list may have included Mason’s political enemies, Allison worries about the director’s motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.


Genre:  Thriller

Series:  Allison McNeil Thriller, #2

Length:  310 pages

Release date:  2016-01-18



Garret looked horrified. He leaned in and poked a finger at Allison. “This isn’t over. I’m going to finish you, no matter what the old man says.”

With that, Garret limped out of the room. When Allison turned, Mason was standing next to her, watching him leave.

“That should take care of the reprimand for shooting Special Agent Morrison,” he said.

My Opinion

This book introduces you to Allison McNeil, profiler, staking out a serial killer’s hideout with her BAU colleague Garret Morrison.

With Killer Pursuit, Jeff Gunhus has created an intriguing thriller. It is a compelling read, comprising interesting and believable characters, expertly woven plot lines and a remarkable flow. Jeff Gunhus draws the reader closer to Allison and her train of thoughts while the story evolves. I was drawn into the story right away, close to Allison, also trying to solve the case with her. The characters are of sufficient depth, some mysterious, some creepy; the events are strange, occasionally gory, sometimes of a rare beauty.

This is a book for you if you like thrillers with strong female agents and a great flow.

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Many twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady, fast
Characters Developed
Violence Some graphic violence
Sexual content Some sexual content
POV Third person


About the author

Jeff Gunhus is the author thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Café in Annapolis working on his next novel.


Connect with the author:

Amazon:  Jeff Gunhus
Amazon US:  Buy link

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Killer Pursuit?  Or – if you did not yet read Killer Pursuit – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Killer Pursuit was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

10 Statements – Jeff Gunhus

Review:  The Torment of Rachel Ames



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