The Fisherman


Fans of Joseph Heywood and Karen Robards will love Vaughn C. Hardacker’s thrilling sequel to Sniper. Once again we join Lt. Anne Bouchard and former Boston Police Department detective Mike Houston as they are swept up in the hunt for a missing hooker and her kidnapper in The Fisherman: A Thriller.

Looking to escape the criminal world of big cities following the capture of the crazed Boston sniper, homicide detectives Mike Houston and Anne Bouchard relocate to the isolated mountains of Maine where they quickly adjust to a quiet life of chopping firewood, relaxing by the steady crackle of the fireplace, and simply enjoying the solitude of the mountains. But their quiet life is abruptly interrupted when Bouchard meets an elderly couple looking for help in locating their missing granddaughter. Suddenly, the two detectives find themselves back in the game.

Desperate for money to get her next fix, Cheryl Guerette, a known prostitute and heroin junkie, was last seen climbing into the car of an unknown John. Bouchard suspects that nameless John is a serial killer she’s been hunting—a man known to the Boston Police Department as the Fisherman. The suspect has been snatching homeless women and prostitutes off the streets throughout New England. After enlisting her former partner, Bouchard turns to mob boss Jimmy O’Leary for advice. With help from the darker side of Boston, the duo hopes to locate the Fisherman before it’s too late for Cheryl and any of his other victims. 

Perfect for mystery lovers, fans of police procedurals, and even outdoor enthusiasts, The Fisherman, a tense and chilling action-packed adventure, will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.

Meet the Author

VAUGHN C. HARDACKER is a veteran of the US Marines and served in Vietnam. He holds degrees from Northern Maine Community College, the University of Maine, and Southern New Hampshire University. Hardacker is a member of the New England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and his short stories have been published in several anthologies. He is the author of five novels, including Sniper (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014). He resides in Stockholm, Maine.

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