Dana is on work assignment and meets Mike in a diner who offers and takes her to a play. Returning to her hotel, she invites Mike in and he subdues and injects Dana with a sleeping drug while informing her when she awakes that he has chosen her as his next project. Dana is given one to year to “live life to the fullest” before Mike will kill her. Mike shows Dana pictures of his previous victims who played by his rules and others who did not by alerting police of his threat (he killed them within six months).
Dana returns home and relays to her friend Erin the horrifying experience she endured while on assignment. Erin suggests she hire private investigator Carter Mays to locate Mike putting an end to the threatening situation. Dana is hesitant but agrees to speak with Mays regarding the eminent danger she faces with Mike.
I cannot say enough about Scheduled to Die the second installment in A Carter Mays Mystery series with When Lies Crumble being the first. Alan Cupp’s prowess in mystery writing is simply awesome and in my top ten list of crime drama novelists. From page one to page 252, there are twists and turns you do not see coming, suspense and mystery to last a ‘lifetime’ that makes you not want to stop reading. I kept telling myself “one more chapter, one more chapter.”
I highly recommend to all crime, drama, mystery, and suspense-reading enthusiasts to grab a copy because you will truly enjoy this reading experience. I am looking forward to #3 in this captivating Carter Mays series. Alan Cupp does it again!