A PI pieces together a serial killer’s bloody puzzle in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of Frenzy.Frank Quinn was once New York City’s top homicide detective—until a setup forced him into early retirement. Now running his own detective agency, he assists the NYPD on some of their most disturbing cases . . .A woman’s body is found in Central Park drained of blood, dismembered, and reassembled. Her killer is a cold man who enjoys taking things apart to figure out what makes them tick. And this is only the beginning of his destructive, bloody plan. Before he is finished, he will try to see what makes Frank Quinn tick, and what makes him break.Praise for John Lutz “Lutz knows how to make you shiver.” —Harlan Coben“One of the masters of the police novel.” —Ridley Pearson“Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller coaster of a tale.” —Jeffrey Deaver“Lutz ranks with such vintage masters of big-city murder as Lawrence Block and Ed McBain.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
From Arthur Ellis Award–winning Grand Master of Crime Writers comes the newest installment in the Joanne Kilbourn series
When Libby Hogarth, the go-to lawyer for the rich or famous who have committed heinous crimes, comes to Regina to deliver the prestigious Mellohawk Lecture, she is met with a torrent of hostility and misinformation. Libby Hogarth had successfully defended Jared Delio, a wildly popular national radio host, against charges of sexual abuse brought against him by three Regina women. Her no-holds-barred cross-examination of the women stirred up a rage that still smolders.
Zack and Joanne Shreve’s commitment to protect Libby goes beyond the fact that in defending Delio, Libby had simply applied the principles at the root of the justice system. Zack and Libby share a history. They were the last two students to article with Fred C. Harney, a brilliant alcoholic lawyer who changed both their lives. Sawyer MacLeish, Libby’s associate, was like a much-loved third son to Joanne when he was growing up, and she fears that Sawyer will suffer collateral damage from any attack on Libby.
Joanne’s fears are not groundless, and when the inevitable happens, Joanne, Zack, and their extended family must pick up the pieces.
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