Caged (Agent Sayer Altair, #1) by Ellison Cooper


The same two cops are called to the same location that they had previously been called to and had found nothing suspicious outside so they dismissed it. Now they are wondering if they had missed something. Could it be that something was wrong the first time? A caged girl is found in the home, which is booby trapped. Cops and FBI agents are killed and injured. Is this the work of a serial killer? Is there a connection to the Mayan myth of the hero twins? Could there possibly be a mole in the FBI or even worse?

This the first book in the Agent Sayer Altair series, which currently consists of two books. 

One of the things that I really struggled with was the use of animals in the books. I am a huge animal lover and even though their is no direct cruelty to the animals there is indirect and it was very hard for me to read about. 

The plot is easy to follow and it is filled with lots of twists and turns. I found it quite hard to figure out who the serial killer was and when it was finally revealed, it was shocking. There is a lot going on in the book from booby traps, bombs, ancient history varying from Mayan culture to Greek culture, and use of substances. 

The plot is pretty heavy and serious, but luckily Ellison Cooper does add some characters that help lighten up the plot at just the right times. Introducing Agent Altair's Grandma, neighbor Tito, and even the dog helps with adding some much needed humor.

Thank you Minotaur Books for providing me with this books to review. 

Rating: 3 out of 5 because I found myself almost wanting to put the book down due to the parts that included the animals.

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FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair hunts for evil in the deepest recesses of the human mind. Still reeling from the death of her fiance, she wants nothing more than to focus on her research into the brains of serial killers. But when the Washington D.C. police stumble upon a gruesome murder scene involving a girl who'd been slowly starved to death while held captive in a cage, Sayer is called in to lead the investigation. When the victim is identified as the daughter of a high profile senator, Sayer is thrust into the spotlight.

As public pressure mounts, she discovers that another girl has been taken and is teetering on the brink of death. With evidence unraveling around her, Sayer races to save the second victim but soon realizes that they are hunting a killer with a dangerous obsession...a killer who is closer than she thought.


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