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Published by Simon & Schuster, 8 February 2018. ISBN:
978-1-4711-5634-2 (HB). ISBN: 978-1-4711-5635-9 (TPB)
Whilst giving a lecture on murderers, Detective Robert
Hunter of the LAPD and part of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit is called away.The body of a young model, Linda Parker has
been found and she appears to have been horrifically murdered, her bedroom is
smeared with blood. The team attending has never seen a crime scene like it.
However, the post mortem shows she
was asphyxiated before her injuries were inflicted and would not have suffered. When the F.B.I arrive with
information of two previous similar murders, a twenty-year-old Kristine Riversand an eighty-four-year-old Albert
Greene, they fear there is a serial killer on the loose. Sure enough it’s not
long before there is another killing.
To add to the mystery, the team are
baffled as to the meaning of messages carved in Latin on the backs of all the
victims. Also, the way the bodies have been arranged they almost look like
works of art. What on earth is the killer trying to convey?
Another puzzle is the fact that the
murders take place in different parts of America, how does the killer choose
his victims and what possible connection can they have to each other?
The combined efforts of Hunter and
his team and the F.B.I. Reveal a sick mind and lead to a horrendous completely
Well, Chris Carter certainly knows
how to write a suspenseful book. Each chapter ends in a way that makes the
reader rapidly turn over the page to see what happens next. It's very well
written and is obvious the author has a great knowledge of behavioural patterns
of certain criminals. I see from the notes about him that he was a member of a
Criminal Psychology team, it all seems to make the story more plausible.
Highly recommended, it grabs you by
the throat and doesn't let go!
Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
Chris Carter was
born in Brazil. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the
University of Oxford. He is the author of Science and Psychic Phenomena and
Science and the Near-Death Experience. Originally from Canada, Carter currently
teaches internationally. He now lives in London.
I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I
play the occasional game of golf (when I am not reading). My great love is
cruising especially to far flung places, when there are long days at sea for
plenty more reading! I am really enjoying reviewing books and have found lots
of great new authors.