By Thomas Perry
Thomas Perry’s novels of suspense were celebrated for his or her “dazzling ingenuity” (The long island instances e-book assessment) and for writing that's “as sharp as a sushi knife” (Los Angeles Times). by means of turns scary and erotic, Perry’s new mystery takes us on a deadly cat-and-mouse video game that pits ladies opposed to one another: a gorgeous serial killer and the detective who's decided to forestall her.
When the cousin of l. a. underworld determine Hugo Poole is located shot to demise in his Portland, Oregon, domestic, police locate not anything on the scene of the crime other than a number of lengthy strands of blond hair hinting moment sufferer could have been concerned. lodge safety tapes from the victim’s final holiday display an out-of-focus photograph of a tender blond lady coming into and leaving his room. may she even be a homicide victim?
Portland murder detective Catherine Hobbes is decided to resolve the case and find the lacking blonde, yet her emotions, and the research, are complex whilst Hugo hires inner most detective Joe Pitt to accomplish a parallel research. because the Joe and Catherine shape an uneasy alliance, the homicide count number rises–and either discover that the beautiful younger lady within the safety tapes isn't really a sufferer in any respect.
As Catherine follows the proof, she reveals herself in a dangerous contest with an unpredictable adversary in a position to altering her visual appeal and id at will. Catherine needs to use every thing she is aware, as a murder detective and as a lady, to forestall a assassin who kills on impulse and comfortably, and who turns into extra effective and elusive with each one crime.