On a lunch hour in crowded Archer Plaza in Dallas, Texas, a sniper, firing twelve shots, manages to kill six people. The BAU has to figure out if it is a random attack, a targeted attack, a terrorist attack - homegrown or foreign - or even something related to the upcoming fiftieth anniversary of the shooting death of John F. Kennedy. The six unrelated victims were killed in different parts of the plaza, the remaining six bullets splattered elsewhere throughout the plaza, leading to the team initially believing that it was a random attack by someone who was a bad shooter. But the nature of the six killed leads them ultimately to believe that the sniper was indeed an excellent shot, with the six non-fatal bullets being red herrings. They have to look at the backgrounds of the six dead to see who was the intended target or targets. Reid is able to narrow the target list to three, and most likely no more than two, the remaining victims being collateral damage. When a second sniper ...
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Colin was part of the South African Special Forces, which implies that he is South African, yet his accent is definitely not South African. See more
We're looking for an LDSK, or a long-distance serial killer. He's a very skilled marksman with a god complex.
He derives pleasure out of remaining unseen and determining the fates of people from afar.
He's criminally sophisticated and methodical, concealing his method of ingress and egress, leaving little evidence behind in the sniper perches.
This suggests a great deal of experience, so this unsub has a military or a law enforcement background, possibly even Special Forces.
Dr. Spencer Reid
His victims at ...
In the Embers
Written by Ryan O'Neal
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