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Detective Frank Janek immediately knows that he has entered the realm of a lethal madness. Middle-aged, divorced, a man centered solely on his work, Janek is practiced in piercing the minds of the criminals he pursues. In the absence of clues from the killer, he has only the awful symmetry of the crime to work with, only his own finely honed intuition. "This was a crime conceived in the shadows," he thinks, "There was precision in it, and passion. Concentrated rage and a love of order. A need to beautify. Even some strange, unfathomable, as yet uncatalogued species of love."
The challenge-to become as precise, as creative, as cold as his prey-begins to take its toll. The tenuous psychological thread leads Janek back into the unsettled past-- not only the killer's but his own. His own passion and rage and unresolved love. The love he bore for the man who trained him-a retired cop whose apparent suicide he has shied from investigating too closely, the passion for justice that has made him a marked man within the police fraternity. The rage he feels at ancient crimes that have finally burst into full and terrifying flower. And most of all, the new love he feels for the mysterious woman in whom all these strands of the past seem to converge. It is Janek's love for Caroline that leads him at last to a blinding vision of the purpose behind the grisly double homicide.
Too late, he realizes that the case of "Switched Heads" may only be the bait....
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By Literaryxplorer on 10-27-11
Great reading of my novel by Jeffrey Kafer!
Kudos to Jeffrey Kafer for his superb reading! He captures perfectly the rueful middle-aged angst of my character, Frank Janek, as he goes about solving his greatest case. I'm hopeful that Mr. Kafer's will be reading the other two more books in my Janek series, "Wallflower" and "Mirror Maze" for Audible.
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By KP on 05-20-15
Great psychological murder mystery
Would you try another book from William Bayer and/or Jeffrey Kafer?
Switch is a great psychological murder mystery. William Byers’s build up thrills with detailed real detective work. Plot explores twists suspense as story developed and getting better and better. Each character’s real and highly expressive. Never boring moment.