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Publisher's Summary

In this first title of a new mystery series, Cornwell introduces us to a dynamic trio of crime solvers in Charlotte, North Carolina: Andy Brazil, an eager young reporter; Judy Hammer, the city's police chief; and Virginia West, Hammer's deputy and a genuine head turner. They're after a serial killer who pulls male out-of-towners from their rental cars and then mutilates, spray paints, and shoots them, in that order. What the trio uncovers jolts them like the sting of the hornet - Charlotte's symbol.
©1996 Cornwell Enterpises, Inc. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jane Salley on 05-30-15

Not Up To Usual Cornwell Standards

I was excited to listen to a different series from Patricia Cornwell, but instead I was very disappointed. The characters were under developed, the story line made very little sense, especially when little glimpses of the supernatural were tossed in without any attachment to the storyline.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Theresa R. Day on 07-21-15

Good plot. To many characters switches

Going from one character to another in same paragraph within same thought. Even from cats perspective. Ridiculous. Plot and story interesting

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