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He's upper-class with white-blond hair, and so GQ handsome that Finch, desperate for business one rainy evening on the streets of St. Paul, falls gratefully into his car. When he turns nasty and she begins to struggle, it's over fast.
Homicide Detective Paris Murphy is called to the brutal murder scene. Paris knows Finch's beat and knows her story, and sad for the worn-out twenty-three-year-old hooker who was a beauty queen at fifteen, is determined to find her murderer. Paris likes to work alone, but this high-profile case requires a partner. She chooses Gabriel Nash, a longtime detective who talked her into police work. Gabe tries hard to protect her, as Paris, uncovering her suspect's connection to other unsolved crimes, throws herself headlong into the path of a psychopath who wants to have her and then kill her.
"[The] plot is unoriginal — beautiful detective with marital problems pursues serial killer, then serial killer pursues her — but the novel works because of the precision and tough-mindedness of her writing." The Washington Post
"Not much polish, and the feistyheroine isn't much more than an amalgam of genre divas, but the vigorous narrative drive does offer hope for Monsour's next." Kirkus Reviews
In this stunning first novel, Paris Murphy — a smart, intuitive and reckless police detective — sets out to trap a serial killer using herself as a snare.
Michaels is upper-class, a winter blond with gray eyes, and so GQ-handsome that no one would peg him for a killer. No one except for St. Paul homicide detective Paris Murphy. And when several women are found dead-their bodies defaced with Michaels' "signature," Paris throws herself directly in the way of the psychopath who wants to have her-and then kill her.
About the Author
An award-winning reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for more than twenty-three years, Theresa Monsour brings her intimate knowledge of the Twin Cities — the press, the cops, the crime, and the politics — to this pitch-perfect novel.
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