Counter Attack 
Pearl River Series 
Book 1


A brand new heart-stopping series set in the Cumberland Plateau near Chattanooga, Tennessee. From USA Today bestselling author, 

Patricia Bradley

Praise for Counter Attack

“Balancing a slow-burning romance with a twisty mystery, this will keep Bradley’s fans hooked until the final page.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of action and interesting details about the dark web and police procedure keep this thriller with light Christian messaging moving.” ~ Booklist

“Counter Attack opens with a chilling snippet that takes us into the dark web, a murderous game, and a killer’s quest for revenge. Buckle up, because Counter Attack by Patricia Bradley takes you
on an intense ride!” ~ Reading Is My Superpower

“Patricia Bradley introduces her new Pearl River series with a bang with Counter Attack.” ~ 

Life Is Story

“What a great read! Infused with tension that comes with the search for a killer, this book will have readers flipping the pages late into the night to find out what happens.” ~ Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author
of the Danger Never Sleeps series

Counter Attack is the 1st book in the Pearl River Series

No sooner has Alexis Stone been sworn in as the interim sheriff for Russell County, Tennessee, when a serial killer dubbed the Queen's Gambit Killer strikes again--this time in her hometown. Pearl Springs is just supposed to be a temporary stop along the way to Alex's real dream: becoming the first female police chief of Chattanooga. But the killer's calling card--a white pawn and a note with a chess move printed on it--cannot be ignored.

Pearl Springs chief of police Nathan Landry can't believe that his high school sweetheart Alexis (he refuses to call her Alex) is back in town, and he can't help wanting to protect the woman he never stopped loving. But as the danger mounts and the killer closes in, can Nathan come through on the promises he makes to himself to bring a killer to justice before it's too late.

Phame fingered the white pawn and opened the Tor browser from a USB drive. It took a minute to scroll through the sites before finding the right one on the dark web. Good. 

So far over five thousand gamers had played the new video game. Half a mil in cryptocurrency . . . None of the other video games had ever brought in this much money. But then none of the other games were like this one. 

The murders had been a stroke of genius. And focusing on similar victims killed two birds with one stone. Phame shuddered at the cliché. Phillip had hated clichés. “Still, you’d be proud of me.” 

The words dropped into the quiet room held a catch. Revenge for Phillip’s death was sweet, but it’d always been about the money. The potential to make millions of dollars relied on new victims. Retribution for Phillip’s death made the choice of victims easier. 

Minutes later, new additions to the game that would bring in even more money were up and running. That so many would pay to be a killer, even vicariously . . . Phame had to laugh. 

Getting away with the first murder had brought such a sense of power that outsmarting the police had become very addictive. Soon, everyone would know about Phame, and one police officer in particular. The officer would pay—not by her own death but knowing her actions had caused the death of many.

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