By Thomas Perry
Thomas Perry delivers an exceptionally crafted book, its cunning plot and characters will keep readers attention with this deadly cat and mouse game.
The characters are cleverly constructed and the chief protagonist is strategic in his crimes, making this an absorbing read.
The book opens with a reunion of three unmarried and fiercely competitive sorority sisters. Catherine Hamilton turns out to be the group’s leader and is an independent call girl who drives a top-of-the-line Mercedes, who lives in a gated Los Angeles apartment complex and keeps a trophy boyfriend at home.
Catherine’s life seems perfect, but all is not as it seems and she is shot and killed.
Jack Till, a retired homicide detective working as a private investigator, is hired by Catherine’s parents to investigate her death.
Jack quickly learns of five other unsolved murders of high-priced prostitutes in Miami, New York, Minneapolis, Charlotte and Washington. Like Catherine, they were fair-skinned strawberry blondes who worked for themselves — and were all shot in the same manner.
Speculating these murders were all committed by the same man, Jack makes smart work of decoding the profiles posted by professional escorts on sex-for-hire Web sites, eventually getting so good that he can identify the next victims.
Joey Moreland the chief suspect is a heartless sociopath who’s sexy and used to living off his wits; he’s a resourceful assassin who will do anything to avoid capture.
Jack may have all the cool tools, but when he finally catches up with the joey, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined.
As the body count rises, Jack must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.