Whispers of the Dead

Whispers of the Dead

A series of bizarre murders, the victims nearly unidentifiable, forces “Steps” Craig to match wits with the most cold-blooded killer he’s ever encountered.
A pair of severed feet, stored in a portable ice chest—a cooler—is found in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso. The victim is unknown and unidentifiable. The reason the killer went to such trouble—breaking into the judge’s house—and what message he intends to send are both mysteries.

Magnus “Steps” Craig is part of the elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI. Called in on special cases where his skills are especially indispensable, he works as a tracker. Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface better than anyone else. But there’s a secret to his success.

The Special Tracking Unit is called in to investigate, using Steps special skills to try and identify the victim and track down the killer. Steps has a kind of synesthesia, an ability that allows him to see whatever a person has touched in a unique color—what Steps calls ‘shine.’ His ability is known to only a few people—his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan.

The Special Tracking Unit soon discovers another, earlier victim; again, only the feet were left behind in an icebox. With few clues besides the body parts left behind, Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And The Icebox Killer has only just begun.

Title:Whispers of the Dead
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About Spencer Kope

I started writing while serving in the Navy in the early 80s. I was a Russian linguist with the Naval Security Group at a time when the Cold War was still going strong. After my enlistment, I worked as an intelligence analyst and then a project manager for the Office of Naval Intelligence. You'd think this experience would have led me to write espionage novels, but it wasn't meant to be. Mind you

    Whispers of the Dead Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 I read the summary of this, and was drawn to the unique talent Steps has, a rare form of synsthesia. He see, what he calls the shine, on people. Each person's unique color, not an aura but trAils ...

  • Fiona

    "Steps" Chase is a unique individual - he believes that sweating is something one should never do intentionally, he's a Hunger Games fan, his solidarity with a dieting friend finds its limit at a mapl...

  • Juli

    A federal judge in Texas comes home to a strange cooler left in his house. The cooler contains a pair of severed feet. Magnus "Steps'' Craig and Jimmy Donovan are sent to investigate. They are members...

  • Selena

    I received a free electronic copy of Whispers of the Dead (Special Tracking Unit #2) by Spencer Kope from NetGalley for my honest review. This is the first book I have ever read by Spencer Kope. I rea...

  • Kristy K

    DNF at 25%The main character, Magnus “Steps” Craig, uses his synesthesia to help solve crime. Being able to see what a person touched in a specific color comes in handy for his job in the FBI. How...

  • Cheryl

    Book two in this series is another winner FBI Operations Specialist Magnus "Steps" and his partner Special Agent Jimmy Donovan are in a special section of the FBI developed just for them - the FBIs Sp...

  • Timothy

    A year ago, I discovered a thriller by a new author, Spencer Kope. The book was "Collecting the Dead" and was one of the best and most unique thrillers of the last 10 years. I considered myself fortun...

  • Maureen DeLuca

    After reading the first book in this series Collecting the Dead I was really looking forward to getting to book number 2 in the series. The story itself is a 3-3.5 stars but I made it a 4 star rating ...

  • Rowena Hoseason

    There’s a serial killer at work, whose weird signature involves severed feet, delivered in iceboxes to defence lawyers. It’s a job for one of the FBI’s special units – a very special unit, one...

  • Maranda

    Police canines put their nose to the ground to lead them to the feet of their quest. Magnus Craig known as "STEPS" takes off his glasses to follow the neon color "Shine" that is left behind by everyon...