Darker Than Night
A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives.
Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job--it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover.
With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out--because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer--or his next target. . .
Praise for John Lutz and The Night Spider
"Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale." --Jeffery Deaver
"I've been a fan of John Lutz for years." --T. Jefferson Parker
"John Lutz just keeps getting better and better." --Tony Hillerman
"Some writers just have a flair for imaginative suspense, and John Lutz is one of them. . . truly superb." --Jeremiah Healy
"John Lutz is the new Lawrence Sanders." --Mystery Scene
"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Lutz's real gift is to evoke detective work better than anyone else." --Kirkus Reviews
"Lutz is among the best." --San Diego Union
"It's easy to see why he's won an Edgar and two Shamuses." --Publishers Weekly