It begins with the theft of a pack of gum and a card left behind stating “This is My First Crime, the Next Will Be Bigger”. As the crimes become bigger and include murder, the FBI becomes involved and Agent Dagny Gray wants to solve it and kill him before his crimes grow to an intensifying catastrophe.
This is a large novel, and I was intrigued by why the theft of the gum would snowball into such as it did. It took a while to pick up speed and although it becomes a little wordy at times, I found that the action and mystery made it that much more exciting. It held my attention to the very end, which to me makes it a good story.
Special Agent Dagny Gray is smart, athletic, and fearless. She’s also fragile, depressed, and anorexic. If she doesn’t get healthy soon, the FBI will drop her—and she’ll never have a chance to end the crime spree of the so-called “bubble gum thief.”
It all started with the theft of a pack of gum, and the ominous note he left behind: THIS IS MY FIRST CRIME. MY NEXT WILL BE BIGGER. Every two weeks, he delivers on this pledge, committing a bigger crime, and promising that the next will be even worse. When petty theft gives way to bloody murder, the stakes become clear. He may have begun with the smallest crime possible, but he’s building toward the biggest crime imaginable.
There’s a method to the gum thief’s madness, and Special Agent Dagny Gray knows she can figure it out…if the Bureau will let her. But will it be in time to prevent the cataclysmic finale of his escalating spree?
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