Published by Little Brown,
17 March 2011.
ISBN: 978-1-4087-0241-3 (HB)
This latest thriller featuring Assistant DA Alex Cooper and NYPD Detective Mike Chapman opens with the discovery of a headless body on the steps of a church in New York. Within days a second body turns up also left at a church, and not just any church, it is clear that the killer is making a particular point
To try and get in the mind of the killer Alex and Mike explore various religious beliefs trying to get a handle on the message being left by the killer. With Mike being Catholic and Alex of Jewish decent there are many interesting discussions. Tackling a religion is never an easy subject but Linda does it in an interesting and non confrontational way
As with all the books in this acclaimed series Linda’s research is meticulous and we learn much about the history of New York landmarks. In this book we learn of the many churches in the city and in particular the Church of St John the Devine –the largest cathedral in the world.
Mercer Wallace completes the trio of pursuers of justice which take them to a stunning climax on Cape Cod.
A marvellous entry in this excellent
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes