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Publisher's Summary

Someone is killing wealthy Manhattanites. One by one, the victims are discovered in luxurious high-rises bound, gagged, and brutally murdered in the "safety" of their own homes, by someone whose modus operandi is as horrifying as anything NYPD Detectives Ben Stack and Rica Lopez have ever seen. As they investigate the cruel deaths, they have no idea that they are being watched from the shadows, observed by a cunning murderer picking up all the clues necessary to stay one step ahead of the police while perfecting a deadly craft. And when a pattern slowly emerges, the detectives realize that the killings aren't the random acts of a maniac, but the personal campaign of someone bent on retribution, someone who's been watching closely and knows their case too well.
©2002 John Lutz; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Lutz's details concerning police procedure, fire-fighting techniques, and FDNY policy ring true, and his clever use of flashbacks draws the reader deep into the killer's troubled psyche....Unlike many authors in the genre, however, Lutz manages to present a fully realized villain who simultaneously inspires the reader's sympathy and revulsion." (Publishers Weekly)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Bill on 07-06-05

Is it just me or...

...Do the cops in Lutz's books just kind of wonder around, doing little more than looking around at murder scene after murder scene without making any progress (at all)? Like Night Spider, be prepared for not much happening until (once again) luck saves the day about 90% of the way through.

The book is not badly written and Scott Brick is great as always, but it's frustrating to watch so little progress happen for so long.

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3 out of 5 stars
By mary on 07-29-14


I've loved every one of his novels even though I pretty know what the basic plot is going to be. This one just didn't hold up like the others. I was very disappointed. It went on too long and didn't have the kind of suspense I'm used to with this author.

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