A virtual/in-person hybrid event: Isabella Maldonado discusses The Cipher, the first volume in a new series. Watch the event on Facebook Live. This virtual event will be followed by a masked, walk-through signing here at the store!
Isabella Maldonado. The Cipher (Amazon/Thomas & Mercer, $15.95 Signed). To a cunning serial killer, she was the one that got away. Until now…
FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera escaped a serial killer’s trap at sixteen. Years later, when she’s jumped in a Virginia park, a video of the attack goes viral. Legions of new fans are not the only ones impressed with her fighting skills. The man who abducted her eleven years ago is watching. Determined to reclaim his lost prize, he commits a grisly murder designed to pull her into the investigation…but his games are just beginning. And he’s using the internet to invite the public to play along.
His coded riddles may have made him a depraved social media superstar—an enigmatic cyber-ghost dubbed “the Cipher”—but to Nina he’s a monster who preys on the vulnerable. Partnered with the FBI’s preeminent mind hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Wade, who is haunted by his own past, Nina tracks the predator across the country. Clue by clue, victim by victim, Nina races to stop a deadly killer while the world watches.
Isabella Maldonado is an award-winning author, a retired police captain, and a regular contributor on television News Channel 12 (Phoenix NBC affiliate) as a law enforcement expert.
The first Latina to attain the rank of captain in her department, her final position before retiring was Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics. During her long career, she served as a hostage negotiator, department spokesperson, and precinct commander among many assignments.
She was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award and a Lifesaving Award and was selected to attend executive management training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico. She uses her extensive law enforcement background to bring a realistic edge to her writing.
Her new series (coming out in the fall of 2020) features FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera. Her other series follows Phoenix Homicide detective Veranda Cruz.