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The Shepherd

(The first book in the Ackerman series)
A novel by

Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others, while Ackerman uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering. When both men become unwilling pawns in a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of our government, Marcus finds himself in a deadly game of cat and mouse trapped between a twisted psychopath and a vigilante with seemingly unlimited resources. Aided by a rogue FBI agent and the vigilante's beautiful daughter -a woman with whom he's quickly falling in love- Marcus must expose the deadly political conspiracy and confront his past while hunting down one of the most cunning and ruthless killers in the world.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A fast paced, all too real thriller with a villain right out of James Patterson and Criminal Minds." - Andrew Gross

"In The Shepherd, Ethan Cross has penned a taut, violent and relentless nightmare designed to prey on a reader's darkest fears. Not for the faint of heart!" - A J Hartley

"The Shepherd is a superbly crafted thriller skillfully delving into the twisted mind of a psychopath and the tormented soul of the man destined to bring him down. Ethan Cross weaves a tale so chilling, I was afraid to turn out the lights. Highly recommended!" - D B Henson

"THE SHEPHERD is an intense novel that will have you locking your windows and doors, installing a safe room and taking Ambien so you can sleep through the night after finishing. Ethan Cross opens up the mind of a serial killer, exposes you to it, and leaves you with years of therapy bills. But this thrill-ride is worth every penny." - Jeremy Robinson

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Used availability for Ethan Cross's The Shepherd

Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Shepherd: Shepherd Thriller Book 1
Author(s): Ethan Cross
ISBN: 1-61188-055-6 / 978-1-61188-055-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Story Plant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: The Shepherd: (Shepherd 1)
Author(s): Ethan Cross
ISBN: 0-09-957072-6 / 978-0-09-957072-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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March 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: The Shepherd
Author(s): Ethan Cross
ISBN: 1-936558-06-8 / 978-1-936558-06-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fiction Std
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Shepherd: A Shepherd Thriller
Author(s): Ethan Cross
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Shepherd: (Shepherd 1)
Author(s): Ethan Cross
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU