FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy and Officer Rainie Conner return in a baffling cold case in this exclusive eBook short story by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner. A young woman is found strangled in the stairwell of a college library, only her sneakers missing. With no physical evidence, no signs of sexual assault, and no witnesses, all the police have to go on are the three men who were in the library with her: her boyfriend and two campus security guards . . . all of whom have secrets, none of whom can be proven guilty. Five years later, ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, former police officer Rainie Conner, agree to consult on the still-unsolved case, delving into deep background to comb for any clue that will lead to the woman's murderer. But with no leads and the case colder than the body, will they be able to build a case against one of the three suspects, or is there a fourth man out there? And if the killer has eluded the police this long, how far will he go to ensure justice is never served? With Gardner's singular ability to delve into the minds of criminals and law enforcement alike, The 4th Man is a shocking look at the reasons for taking a life . . . and just how far profilers need to go to learn them. It also includes an early look at Gardner's next chilling thriller, Right Behind You.
Lisa Gardner ist eine der erfolgreichsten amerikanischen Thrillerautoren der Gegenwart. Schon mit zwanzig Jahren versuchte sich Lisa Gardner an ihrem ersten Roman - und wagte damals kaum zu hoffen, dass sie wenige Jahre später eine New-York-Times-Bestsellerautorin sein würde. Lisa Gardner studierte Internationale Handelsbeziehungen auf der Universität in Pennsylvanien lebt heute mit ihrem Ehemann und zwei Hunden in New England.