Taunted by a Killer (Men of the Badge #3) by Riley McKissack


“Taunted by a Killer” is the third book in the “Men of the Badge” series by Riley McKissack. The first book follows Mick Hampton, the second Weston McCall and this book follows Forrester.

Forrester is a detective. He is also part of a specialized team that gears up when needed. There is an arsonist on the loose. Each fire has has a body in it. Cassie, a news anchor, ends up beating the firemen to a few of the fires. She has an informant that is leaving her messages on her phone and she makes it there before anyone else gets the alert.

Forrester becomes suspicious. The thing you have to know, Forrester and Cassie used to be married. But things went south when her Granny, who was like a mother, passed away. Forrester was deep undercover at the time. Cassie sent word through the proper grapevine but he never received the message. So when he showed up a week later, she was done. She was so mad at the world and him that she wanted nothing to do with him.

Cassie and Forrester help save an old lady who lived a few doors down from where the first victim was burned. Miss Mary, the little old lady, had seen who had set the fire but she was scared to talk. When a young black kid ended up arrested, Miss Mary called Cassie and told her that the black kid was innocent and that a white man had done the killing and the fire.

Cassie begins her own investigation and almost dies when she’s lured to another location. Jojo, her cameraman, beat her to the location but the weird thing was that he wasn’t setting up the equipment.

Can Forrester and the rest of the rescue squad make it to where she was trying to drag Jojo out of a burning house? Who is the one setting these fires and targeting women who have “sinned”?


This was a good book. The more I read this series, the better it gets. I was sad to learn of a part in the book that I’m not going to tell you about. But from the previous book, I kinda figure dit was coming, just not quite as soon as it did.


292 pages

Available on Amazon

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