New Thriller by Ben Oneal Takes Aim at Killer of Child Molesters

There was very little traffic at 2 a.m. on Interstate 69 in Michigan when Mr. Smith pulled an unconscious child molester out of his car and gave him a speech about the depravity of his acts before cutting off his hands and watching him die. This is the shocking beginning to a new thriller by Ben Oneal, released by Dog Ear Publishing.

"Die by Proxy: A Benjamin Kroh Novel" stars a man who goes by the name Mr. Smith, who is determined to make child molesters pay in the most gruesome way possible, leaving both a confession and evidence of their crimes in their severed hands. The killer, who is almost as deplorable as those he hunts, has a master plan. These victims are bait to catch his true target – Agent Benjamin Kroh of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Kroh, who also starred in Oneal's book "Die Laughing," will need all of his and his team's skills to track down this vengeful murderer. But not everyone thinks he should be caught. Mr. Smith himself believes his mission of destroying these monsters benefits society, even if he has to kill a few innocents who helped him track down the depraved predators. Even his media nickname fits the bill: the Guardian.

Events bring Kroh back to his hometown, leading to a colleague facing death. As the deviant body count grows along Interstate 69, Kroh and his team make crucial connections, but are they missing the big picture? What is Smith's connection to Kroh and what is his ultimate move? Will Kroh and his team discover the evidence they need to lure him into a trap of their own before it's too late?

Author Ben Oneal works as a lamp designer for General Motors, where he met someone described as a "modern-day Bluebeard." His coworker was suspected of killing his mother and two wives before he was finally convicted of killing his third wife. Oneal has a degree in Industrial Illustration from Purdue University. He also wrote the novel "Die Laughing."

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Die by Proxy: A Benjamin Kroh Novel
Ben Oneal
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-6208-2 316 pages $15.95 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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