Serial killer Lori Powers escaped capture and fled to Europe. After five years, Interpol found her and returns her to the US. Homicide detective Jake Roberts and FBI profiler Mika Scott accept custody of Lori. It's a moment that both law enforcement officers have been waiting for, each having different reasons why. Lori was at one time Jake's lover. And for Mika it was the end of a long nightmare. But Jake is being stalked by another serial killer––Jared Hamilton. To capture him, Jake breaks all of the rules and helps Lori escape from prison. Does Lori know Jared and are the two serial killers plotting to kill Jake? Will Lori escape again? Not your average serial killer story, Mind Over Murder is the perfect serial killer read!
Amazon Top-Ten Bestselling Author, Reader's Favorite Five-Star Award, Multi-Award-Winning
Crime Fiction and Psychological Thrillers
“Cary Allen Stone is a brilliant writer of psychological thrillers and murder mysteries. He writes with a keen eye for detail–the graphic violence is chillingly realistic. He delivers a taut, darkly introspective, cunning and well-executed plot by leaning towards the fallible side of his characters. He understands the criminal mind avoiding the stereotypes that dominate crime thrillers. There is a good balance of chemistry and conflict, good and evil that fans will find enthralling. His characters become embedded in our psyches and the pace of his unraveling of his thriller is a ride not easily forgotten. Cary Allen Stone is an important name to watch. This is one superb crime writer!”
––Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewervine Voice
My backstory is, I spent almost forty years inside the cockpits of corporate jets and airlines and because of it I acquired a unique perspective of life. I was fortunate in 1992 to fly Sir Ridley Scott on a location scout in the islands. We talked about writing and building an image inside the words. He was quite a mentor.
Before all of that, I graduated from high school with a JD, juvenile delinquent, and from college with a Bachelor of Arts. I was lucky to be involved in some feature films in LA and Indie films in Phoenix. I got to play the bad guy. I have done voice-over, radio commercials, and standup comedy magic. I represented the USA alongside nine other countries in the Night of Magic in Bogota, Colombia performing before dignitaries, ambassadors and their families.
For my “Stealing Atlanta,” I received the endorsements of Clive Cussler and Tim Dorsey. My first published work was a true crime story titled, “Through a Mother’s Eyes.” It was a case study of parents who murder their children. I had a friend who murdered her six-year-old son and I did a case study of the tragedy. Respected expert, Dr. Philip Resnik, said it was the best layman’s book on the matter of “filicide.” The book has a worldwide reach, and is intended to prevent another tragedy. Book Bub did a promotion on it and 14,976 books went out in a day.
I’m a proud member of the oldest women’s writers club in the country, the Phoenix Writer’s Club, begun by women reporters in the 1920s. I also know what the CocaCola recipe is.
His series The Jake Roberts Novels has been well received by Amazon Hall of Fame Top 10 Reviewers in crime fiction and psychological thrillers from whom he receives 5–Star reviews. Action adventure author Clive Cussler and South Florida author Tim Dorsey endorsed Stealing Atlanta, his cybercrime thriller. His first published work, Through a Mother’s Eyes a true crime story, was a case study of “filicide” the parental murder of children. His subject was a friend of his who murdered her six-year-old son. The research took four years to complete, which included time spent in the correctional facility where Julie was incarcerated. Through a Mother’s Eyes has a worldwide reach. Cary’s hopes are that the story will help to prevent future tragedies from happening and to date he has received several correspondences of success.
5–Stars “MIND OVER MURDER – A Jake Roberts
Novel” By Veritas Vincit “Bill”
Non-Stop Suspense and Psychological
Thrills! I wasn't sure how Stone was going to
follow up the first Jake Roberts novel, particularly when it was such a strong
start, but between Lori Powers and this increasingly charming and addictive
protagonist, Mind Over Murder more than delivered. There was a certain element
of Hannibal Lector meets Sherlock feel to the interactions between characters;
everyone wants something, and everyone thinks they are smarter than everyone
else. It's amusing and attention holding, but also makes for extremely intense
moments of literary brilliance. I think Stone does this best with Lori Powers,
who is like an endless onion of unpredictability; every layer you peel back is
a new adventure and challenge. Working one's way into the mind of a serial
killer is a trying obstacle for many writers, but doing it so well, and
doubling the stakes by shaping the plot around a second murderer showed
ambition and chutzpah of a much more experienced author. I had a feeling this
second book was going to stumble, as so many do, but Stone went above and
beyond my expectations and pushed the boundaries of Jake in shocking ways. I
can't imagine how he'll handle the next installment. Be prepared for a truly