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Publisher Description

Thirteen bodies are discovered inside a small Louisville restaurant just after closing time. The ferocity and apparent randomness of the crime prompt the police to call in criminology professor Daniel Millikan-they want a profile of the murderer. Millikan determines that the crime was committed not by a psychopath but by a professional killer of consummate skill and total lack of feeling: “I think that the one who did it is one of the special cases. He’s somebody we can’t afford to have walking down a street where our families walk.” When Millikan learns that the investigation has come to a complete standstill, he commits himself to an unorthodox decision. The only hope of stopping this killer and ending the bloodshed is to employ Roy Prescott, an expert in the narrow specialty of hunting down murderers through methods the police can’t-and wouldn’t-use.

And so begins a stunning novel by Thomas Perry, “one of the most thoroughly satisfying writers around” (Lawrence Block), a death match fought from one end of the country to the other by two enemies who both understand that only one of them will be alive at the end.

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 18
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Land Professional ,

Why not 5 stars you ask?

Simple. This book had profanity. Not a gratuitous amount but enough that I wouldn't want to have listened to the audiobook when my wife and children were in the car with me. But I loved the story. It really sucked me in!

Luceagain ,

Wow, great read!

Well written and fast moving, the author never lets off the gas. Characters were well developed and the plot was just kept unfolding. An in-depth look at the workings of a psychopaths mind.

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