REVIEW: Buried by Ellison Cooper

Posted September 15th, 2019 by in Blog, HJ Top Pick!, Mystery/Thriller, Review / 3 comments

Buried (Agent Sayer Altair #2) by Ellison Cooper (releases 7/16/19)
Be prepared to sit down and read this book in one sitting. You won’t want to put this down until the very last page.

Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair is called back into the field after six months of desk duty following being shot. Her shoulder is still a little stiff and sore but Sayer is convinved she is ready to go. She is a neuroscientist who is studying the minds of psychopaths. In the field she tracks down psychopathic serial killers. In this case a fellow FBI agent, Maxwell Cho, a member of the FBI Human Remains Detection K9 Unit, and his canine Kona are hiking in Shenandoah National Park when Max falls into a sinkhole while Kona scented human remains. There he finds lots of human bones. Recent dead bodies are also found there. This looks like a dump site of a serial killer. Sayer and Max subsequently find out that a woman and her child who are missing are in the hands of the serial killer. Then another woman was kidnapped . The hunt for this brutal killer is on.

Buried by Ellison Cooper is the second book in her Agent Sayer Altair series. This book is filled with pulse-pounding thrills as much as the first book, Caged. Readers who are interested in Sayer’s background might want to read Caged but that’s not necessary to enjoy this book. Author Ellison Cooper has a way of telling a thrilling story that sends chills up the spine. There are lots of twists and turns and some very interesting red herrings. She sure kept me guessing. This storyline is tight and well-written. Ellison Cooper’s characters are fascinating and quite believeable. This is a twisted, convoluted look into a seriously psychotic serial killer that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Book Info:

Publication: July 16th 2019 | Minotaur Books | Agent Sayer Altair #2

In Ellison Cooper’s suspense thriller Buried, an FBI neuroscientist is on the trail of a serial killer who’s turned up the heat on a cold case…

Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn’t expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she’s finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones.

Found deep in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer’s team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connection between the old bones and the new bodies before the mother and child become the next victims.

But the killer is one step ahead, attacking her team and sabotaging their efforts. With Sayer’s investigation compromised and unsure of who to trust, she receives unwanted help from Subject 037, one of the anonymous psychopaths she is currently studying. She has the chilling realization that he’s someone powerful in Washington D.C.–and he is not about to let a mundane serial killer jeopardize his own ominous agenda for Sayer…



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