The heroine of my Profiler series, Evelyn Baine, is kind of a badass.
Not in the walks-with-swagger, carries-a-big-gun and takes-no-prisoners kind of
way you might expect, but in a quiet, ultra-observant way. The FBI authorizes
her to carry a badge and a gun on her hip, but she rarely uses them. Most of the
time, it’s her intellect that has law enforcement officers across the country
asking for her help.
She’s a profiler for the Bureau’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, which means
that instead of leading an investigation and chasing suspects, she travels to a
much scarier place: into their minds. It’s her job to figure out not just what
kind of person committed the crime she’s been called to profile, but also how
police can find him and what he’ll do next.
Throughout the course of my Profiler series, Evelyn’s ability to predict the
next moves of serial killers, child abductors, terrorists and kidnappers has put
her into their paths. Along the way, I’ve gotten to show some of her physical
strength, too, but also how she outwits criminals into underestimating her.
Regardless of her tiny, 5’2” frame, she’s still got FBI tactical training and
more than her fair share of determination!
And like many badass women, she’s also snagged herself a pretty badass man. In
the first book of the series, Hostage Rescue Team agent Kyle “Mac” McKenzie is
just a colleague – albeit a persistent, flirtatious one. But by the latest book,
they’re dating and it’s changed her workaholic perspective on life. When her
boss calls, interrupting a romantic dinner with a new case, Evelyn thinks:
Six months ago, she’d been his go-to agent for urgent cases, because she
didn’t mind the late-night calls. Hell, she lived for the job.
But right now? With Kyle McKenzie’s deep blue eyes staring back at her?
“This better be good…”
And as she discovers when she picks up that call from her boss in STALKED, it
may be Evelyn’s most challenging case yet: a teenage girl who’s disappeared,
leaving behind a note foretelling her own death.
To find out more about the series, visit www.elizabethheiter.com and for a chance to win a signed
copy of STALKED, you can enter the Fresh Fiction
Critically acclaimed and award-winning author ELIZABETH HEITER likes her
suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists,
and a little bit (or a lot!) of romance. Her research has taken her into the
minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI
Academy’s shooting range. Her novels have been published in more than a dozen
countries and translated into eight languages; they've also been shortlisted for
the Daphne Du Maurier award, the National Readers' Choice award and the
Booksellers' Best award and won the RT Reviewers' Choice award.
heroine of Elizabeth's Profiler novels was called "one of the most amazing
characters created in print" by Fresh Fiction. Her novels have received praise
from Lee Child, J.T. Ellison, Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, R.L. Stine,
Allison Brennan, Laura Griffin, Suzanne Brockmann, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Zoë
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