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In the quiet coastal town of Montauk, Long Island, a sadistic killer is stalking his prey, waiting for the right moment to unleash his fury.
When a young woman and her young son are found brutally murdered – skinned alive in a frenzied attack – Sheriff Mike Hauser knows he’s out of his depth. There’s no evidence, no clues and no motive, and Hauser needs someone who has dealt with this level of brutality before.
FBI consultant Jake Cole has a unique ability – to recognize killers’ artistic signatures at crime scenes. Called into help with Hauser’s investigation, Jake enters the twisted mind of a serial killer. But when he recognizes the killer’s signature as the one left on his own mother, brutally murdered thirty years before, the case becomes personal.
In a race against time, Jake knows he must find the killer before the ‘bloodman’ finds him…
Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole, burdened with an uncanny ability to mentally recreate 3D crime scenes, returns home to Montauk, NY to care for his estranged father, a renowned painter suffering from Alzheimer's. But Jake is soon called into action by local authorities to help capture a ruthless serial killer who scalps and skins his victims. Tormented by his morbid profession, a dysfunctional family history, and the blood-thirsty psychopath, Jake must immerse himself in a past he thought he left behind decades ago. As the victims pile up and a Category 5 hurricane bears down on the coastal town he becomes convinced that the secret behind the thousands of mysterious canvases stacked along the walls of his father's art studio will lead him to the killer. Pobi revels in grisly scenes, and though the chilling finale might feel lacking, the author's cinematic vision and precise attention to detail, as well as a subtle trail of clues and a tight, macabre plot, trump character clich s and the incomplete denouement.