Someone is leaving the bodies of child molesters along Interstate 69. Still alive and completely naked, they are tied securely to a fence post or tree; a matter of convenience really. A killer, known as Mr. Smith, employs a pair ordinary garden pruners to severe their hands from their bodies. As they sit dying, Smith promises his victims that once they have passed on, he will let their friends and families know the evil that they have forced upon the poor innocent children.
After molesters move from this world to whatever awaits their depraved souls, Mr. Smith sets the scene. In their laps are their clothes folded neatly, along with their wallet, and their severed hands on either side; one holds a confession, and one holds a flash drive that documents their evil. Once completed, he simply walks away, leaving his victim sitting naked and alone, waiting to be discovered by the most unfortunate passing motorist.
With the death of each new child molester, Mr. Smith’s fame as a protector of children grows, and has the public asking the question, ‘Why not just leave him alone, and let him do what the authorities can’t?’ Even though many in law enforcement, and Kroh himself, are asking the same question, they still have the responsibility to stop a cold blooded murderer.
In the thriller Die by Proxy, the sequel to the chilling Die Laughing, Mr. Smith, a murderer almost as deplorable as the child predators he kills, is using his victims as bait. With every disease minded body he leaves along Interstate 69, he pulls an unsuspecting agent Benjamin Kroh, of the Behavioral Analysis Unit deeper into the trap that could ultimately end the agent’s life; a trap that will have someone very close to him in a coma, and fighting for their life..
Agent Kroh must follow the dangling carrots left by Mr. Smith, even if it puts him in the crosshairs of the most devious serial killer he has ever faced. The morbid enticements bring Kroh and his team, back to his hometown where they stopped the Fingertip Killer, a year before. It has Kroh asking himself, ‘Why here? What is so important about Anderson, Indiana?’ These are questions that must be answered soon, for Kroh to be able to save his friends, his family, and himself, or is it already too late?