Gripped by Fear
Pete Shannon and Marilyn Benson find themselves working their biggest case yet in their new role as Chicago Police Detectives. In this second book of the Chicago Warrior Thriller Series, a madman has inexplicably targeted women who labor as office cleaners in downtown Chicago, sexually assaulting them as they travel to and from their job.
As the number of victims begins to mount, the two investigators are pressured by their boss to solve this horrendous crime pattern. Local community organizations soon stage protest rallies at City Hall, convincing the media that the city has become "gripped by fear" as a result of the rapes. The Mayor demands quick action by the Police Superintendent to end this reign of terror. The heat is on, as summer in Chicago begins to sizzle, forcing the two detectives to put their lives on the line as they attempt to capture this demon of the darkness.
In the midst of it all, Marilyn learns some disturbing news that forces her to choose between her loyalty to Pete and the man she loves....and in the dramatic climax.
Praise for Gripped by Fear!:
"Gripped by Fear is as authentic as it gets. John Wills brings all of his law enforcement experience as well as his writing skills together to bring us a terrific read."
--Lt. Randy Sutton,
Las Vegas Metro PD's "most highly decorated officer in department history";
Author of True Blue and A Cops Life
Fox News, Law Enforcement Commentator
"Gripped by Fear is Christian fiction's equivalent of Law and Order: gritty yet filled with hope in the ultimate triumph, delivering a thrilling read that Christian readers will appreciate."
--Alex Jurek, INDenverTimes.com
"...Gripped by Fear is a not only a good mystery but also an exploration of the many challenges faced by today's law enforcement officers. It will be of special interest to readers who enjoy books with a strong Christian theme."
--Marilyn Olsen, President, Public Safety Writers Association
"John Wills...takes you to the heart and soul of the Chicago undercover police force...taking note of every movement, every sound, things out of place-details only a veteran of law enforcement could provide. Gripped by Fear is a great read and a book you won't want to miss."
--Margaret Oleska, Richmond Book Examiner
"Gripped by Fear...puts the reader alongside Chicago PD's finest.... The Chicago Warriors are a different breed of cop....a riveting and inspiring story."
--Tim Dees, Former Editor-in-Chief, LawOfficer.com, and Officer.com
"Wills...writes with a keen insight and deep understanding of the criminal justice system...the author has succeeded in creating police officers who are not amoral super heroes, but decent human beings, doing their best under the most difficult of circumstances. Gripped by Fear is a great read!"
--Ed Kenney, Supervisor (Ret), FBI Academy Library
Author, John M. Wills, is a former Chicago Police Officer and retired FBI Agent. His thirty three years in law enforcement have included working violent crime, drugs, undercover assignments, and teaching street survival internationally. Having spent most of his career as a SWAT team member, firearms and tactical instructor, John has the ability to immerse the reader in life-like situations. He was awarded two of the Chicago Police Department's highest commendations for Valor, and ended his career teaching at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has published dozens of articles on police training, firearms, and officer survival.This second book in the Chicago Warriors(TM) Thriller Series joins John's debut novel Chicago Warriors: Midnight Battles in the Windy City.