Synopses & Reviews
Seattle is a city paralyzed by fear. A serial killer is loose on its streets. And as each new victim surfaces-chest slashed, eyes taped open-the tide of panic rises.
Driven by guilt and frustration, too exhausted to consider stopping, Detective Lou Boldt thinks he's finally gotten the break he needs to end the Cross Killer's twisted spree. But each new clue contradicts another. And each new corpse mocks Boldt's efforts.
To fathom the silent tale told by the latest corpse washed up in Puget Sound, Boldt has to go beyond every state-of-the-art method at his disposal. But as he gets closer to the truth, he travels deeper into the tortured mind of a relentless killer...into the depths of his own fear...and into a whirlpool of madness more frightening than his worst nightmares.
"One hell of a writer. He grabs, he twists, he tightens the screws...a superb read!" --Clive Cussler
"Outstanding police procedural...An attention to forensic and procedural detail unmatched outside of Ed McBain's best...A read-through-the-night story that's a savory treat." --Kirkus Reviews
"Pearson has done well at putting together the grueling steps in an investigation...His characters are believable, and it's an enjoyable entertainment." --Chicago Tribune
This chillingly authentic hunt for a savage mass murderer by an obsessed cop induces nerve-tingling terror in readers while generating ongoing profits for booksellers! "A real winner!"--Tony Hillerman. Ties in to the March hardcover release of Pearson's Probable Cause.