Synopses & Reviews
When reporter/crime writer Russell Monroe finds his former lover brutally slain in an apparently ritual style, he suspects a connection to other recent murders in the county. Somehow, the case never appears on the police blotter - although Russell saw his former colleague, homicide chief Marty Parish, leaving the scene of the crime - and soon all evidence of the death disappears. Meanwhile, a string of killings continues in the same gruesome style, and Russell becomes the contact of the deranged man responsible. As Monroe gets dangerously entangled in this deadly intrigue, he must fight for his life while watching his wife fight for hers against a terminal brain tumor.
"Skillfully written...Packed with heart-stopping action...Like careening down a steep road without brakes."
- Detroit Free Press
"Scary and irresistible..." - Chicago Tribune
"Hard to put down, harder to forget." - San Diego Union-Tribune
A serial killer is preying on the residents of Orange County, massacring entire families. The police are unaccountably keeping the killings under wraps, and Russ Monroe, ex-cop-turned-crime writer needs to know why. From the bestselling author of Laguna Heat. Martin's.