They call him the Rain Man. When the skies over Los Angeles darken with storm clouds, he goes to work – stealing victims, chaining them in the city's underground storm tunnels, and letting them drown.
It's up to FBI Special Agent Tess McCallum to stop him – but to do so, she'll need the help of maverick security operative Abby Sinclair, who works outside the law. Together they may catch a killer … if they don't kill each other first.
Michael Prescott is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than 20 thrillers.
As in many of Prescott's previous books, this psychologically complex thriller features a serial killer who's all the more terrifying because of his basic ordinariness; he's Everyman, twisted. The two protagonists are familiar, too: maverick FBI special agent Tess McCallum (nicknamed "Super Fed" by an adoring media) from Next Victim, and even more freewheeling freelance security agent Abby Sinclair from The Shadow Hunter. The two stubbornly independent women make a compelling, if unlikely, team. While the killer's identity is no secret he's a vicious kidnapper known as the "Rain Man" who leaves his victims in storm drains to drown unless their ransom is paid on time Prescott's flair for unexpected plot twists keeps the suspense breathtakingly high to the last chapter. Why does the Rain Man insist on payment from the city of Los Angeles, instead of victims' families? How can he have access to so much insider info without inside help? Will the two loner agents stop the killer before offing each other? The likable protagonists and Prescott's tightly wound plot keep the reader hooked and guessing and hoping for another matchup of these two heroines, should they survive.