(Reviewed by Cathy Carey)
“At exactly shift change, Richard stood in the doorway of his bedroom. It was the signal. The five other killers that shared the board understood the directions he had given them, and the consequences if they failed him. “
This installment in the series begins at Broadmoor Hospital which is a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England. Just as Jake Roberts is starting to recover from the death of his wife, the man who gave instructions to his daughter to kill her—the hospital’s most dangerous and deranged inmate— escapes.
As Jake is getting ready for a dinner party for his employees, another dangerous man from his past knocks on his door . Pablo, who had helped Jake in the past, is now distraught over the fact that a powerful drug lord has kidnapped his wife.
This drug lord, El Mencho, brought the escaped inmate to his facility in Mexico to torture and kill anyone who crosses him. Jake and Pablo have to come up with a plan to rescue his wife.
At the very onset of reading this novel, it is difficult to put down. Author Cary Allen Stone never disappoints. He has a gift of educating you as well as terrifying you at the same time. I never knew that there was a special hospital for the criminally insane.
Though I like the sequence, you can pick this one up and enjoy it as a stand-alone. It might even make the reader want to read the earlier ones.
After You’re Dead is an adrenaline rush that has you on the edge of your seat. Anyone who enjoys a fast past crime story will enjoy this one.
As you can tell, I can’t get enough of this character, Jake Roberts.