Synopses & Reviews
Night had fallen, and the woman looked down at the crumpled letter, as if, in absolute darkness, she could read the postscript: Only a monster can play this game
In Chicago, an FBI agent is killed in a psychiatrist's waiting room. In New York, the jurors from a controversial trial are murdered one by one. The only connections between the two: a flamboyant shock-jock, whose on-air comments seem to be taking him dangerously close to the edge, and a woman, her body misshapen since childhood, whose job it is to clean up crime scenes and maybe to create them as well. This is a federal case, and Mallory's been told that the FBI wants no part of her. But she knows something nobody else does and, besides, when has she ever cared what anybody else wanted?
"Memorable characters and blazingly original prose. Once again, O'Connell transcends the genre." Kirkus Reviews
"O'Connell has always favored outrageous characters and plot elements, but this time she goes over the top....This disappointing, far-fetched addition to an innovative series is for devoted Mallory fans only." Connie Fletcher, Booklist
"Fast-paced and complex, this novel offers a twist ending that readers won't see coming." Library Journal
Jurors on a controversial trial are being killed off one by one, and only Detective Kathleen Mallory can figure out why. But the FBI has told her to lay off and leave it to the Feds. That's never stopped Mallory before.
About the Author
Carol O'Connell is the author of eight previous Mallory novels, including the national bestseller Winter House, and of Judas Child.