"Supercharged storytelling" Daily Mail. Detectives Gino and Magozzi struggle to keep up with a serial killer in this gripping new thriller in the bestselling Twin Cities series.
A young woman is murdered in a park in Minneapolis. When detectives Gino and Magozzi discover a playing card near the body, they recognise the work of a serial killer who has already struck the city once before.
But it's worse than they imagined. The card is the four of spades; the last victim's was the ace: it seems they're already two murders behind.
Once again working with Grace MacBride and her team of analysts, they discover a web of evidence stretching back into the past. And there is little time to untangle it: this killer has a taste for blood, and he's intent on playing out the deck . . .
PRAISE FOR P. J. TRACY:
'Outrageously suspenseful' Harlan Coben
'A fast-paced gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian
'A powerful thriller and an ingenious plot' Observer Review
'Some of the best new blood work in the genre . . . Scary funny, witty, and genuinely perplexing right to the end' Glasgow Herald
In Tracy's enjoyable eighth Monkeewrench novel (after 2016's The Sixth Idea), the members of Grace MacBride's tech-savvy gang at Monkeewrench, a software game company, join forces with Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth. Grace's team of outsized personalities Harley Davidson, Annie Belinsky, and Roadrunner travel to little Buttonwillow, Minn., to help Walt Gustafson find his missing daughter, Marla, who stopped her car one night to remove a large bag blocking the road. They also provide their services to Leo, Grace's lover, and Gino, who are seeking a killer who leaves a playing card on the body of each of his victims. The two investigations collide when it appears that the same killer may be involved in both: forensic clues in Marla's case point toward a Mexican cartel member, as does a DNA analysis in the police case. Complications include an escaped lion and ambitious reporter Amanda White's pursuit of a story that leads her into danger. Tracy's easy style keeps the action moving nicely to the satisfying conclusion.
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Totally well worth reading.....
Wow, well I think this book deserves more than five stars.
This was a brilliant story from start to finish, you felt as if you where with them
for the whole of the book... What a great bunch of characters such real types of people...
Yet again another masterful story from a great author.....