Publishing Info: October 1, 1997 by Penguin
Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery, Mystery/Thriller
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: April 15, 2012
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He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit--always solved moments too late to save his victims' lives. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past--a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.
Wow. I just have to say wow. I was blown away by the last book, but this one was just as intense, thrilling, gripping, grotesque, and enchanting. Since the summary pretty much explains the whole plot, I’ll just give a straight review.
I’m not sure if I should praise minds as clever as these for coming up with such gruesome plot lines and ways to kill people, but it’s so interesting and just so hard to pull away from. This time it’s a combination of a terrorizing murderer out for revenge, made even more dangerous with a religious drive and a knack for technology.
The development of the relationship between Eve and Roarke is growing so nicely. I love how they were two broken people and they are now coming to trust each other and depend on each other. They’re really starting to become a unit. I really think Peabody is the most understated character in this series. She’s smart, clever, and brings a nice comic relief for Dallas. I also loved learning more about the relationship between Roarke and Summerset and their Irish past. I’ve been looking forward to learning more about it and this book really digs into it.
Anyone who is a fan of these books will probably love this one. Just read it. I can’t really say more! It was just so interesting and the mysteries are rarely obvious. I’m always kept guessing until the end.