Not wanting history to repeat itself, Detective Matt Brady struggles to solve the disappearances of seven young women, but he quickly finds himself pitted against a criminal organization that knows as much about police procedure as he does—an organization that will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of him. His troubles are compounded when a young veterinarian injects herself into the investigation and is targeted to become victim number eight. When he tries to protect her, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a professional cop killer. Can Brady solve the case in time to save his new love, or will this investigation be the death of both of them?


"Alan Brenham’s Cornered is a taunt thriller filled with murderous twists and turns that will satisfy readers who love good crime fiction.”                                                                        Michael McGarrity, NY Times Bestselling Author of Badlands. 

"...a mystery/thriller combo that reaches its crescendo in a flight to redemption and romance..."
Midwest Book Review

“...a rock-solid thriller that delves just as much into the bad guys’ lives as it does the good guys...the book delivers multiple scenes of nail-biting intensity. First-rate crime fiction...”  Kirkus Reviews



"In his novel Cornered, author Alan Brenham employs his experience as a former detective to create a realistic and riveting crime drama . . . [T]he author builds the drama in such a subtle manner that the most crucial facts of the case are simultaneously revealed to both the reader and the detective. . . For those who enjoy an entertaining crime story—and also want to see how detectives operate in the real world—this novel is a must read."
Chris Ackerman, IP Book Reviews

"Cornered is definitely a story that moves against the grain. The reader spends equal time with villains and heroes, making the story focus more on the people than the criminal acts being committed. The tension Brenham builds through the switching of viewpoints creates a novel that commands the reader's interest, along with giving unique perspectives of the individuals involved. Cornered, Alan Brenham's thriller novel, is a winner..."
Chanticleer Book Reviews    


Author Biography

Alan Behr served as a law enforcement officer and criminal investigator for over 17 years before earning a law degree from Baylor University. After obtaining his law license, he worked as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. After retiring from government service, he authored three crime novels - Price of Justice, Cornered, andsoon-to-be published Rampage under the pen name of Alan Brenham.  He is presently working on two more novels. Alan and his wife live in the Austin, Texas area.  

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: February 2015
  • English
  • 9781626941380 / 1626941386
  • United States
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 11.24 USD
  • Pages: 316
  • Black Opal Books
  • Readership: College/Tertiary Education
  • Publish State: Published