Disclaimer: I do not own The Mentalist or any of its related characters or themes.

AN1: 1st edition of my 10-part drabble song-series.

AN2: Based on 'Remember the name' by Fort Minor


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Truth in a Name

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Red John.

There's no way to track him. No way to trace him. He uses the same methods so often you'd think he'd be caught by now. But he's still a -

John Doe.

Unknown. His crimson artistry is known all across Sacramento and New Mexico. But, so obscure, that he still remains in the shadows. A legend. A rumour. All the police could almost positively make from all the evidence of the eleven murders... was that the murders were done by a masculine figure. And not a -

Jane Doe.

No femininity. No gentility or finesse. No real detail in his work. Except for the Crying Smiley... no signatures or real traces. The killings seem to be random. It always seems that those who draw the short straw ends up as his victims. But, even random events have a pattern. And sometimes, trying to eliminate those who try and decipher us, leaves a marked trail. A trail leading directly to -

Patrick Jane.

And now... the man, once a Carnival attraction, now devotes all his time and willpower to his sole remaining reason to live. His attention to detail. His knack for finding the patterns in chaos. His talent. His revenge. His objective. The only reason he remains living is to catch the cold-blooded murderer of his family. And now, it all starts and will end with -

Red John.

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Thanks for reading!