By Thomas Perry
Thomas Perry’s novels of suspense were celebrated for his or her “dazzling ingenuity” (The big apple occasions e-book evaluate) and for writing that's “as sharp as a sushi knife” (Los Angeles Times). by means of turns frightening and erotic, Perry’s new mystery takes us on a deadly cat-and-mouse video game that pits ladies opposed to one another: a gorgeous serial killer and the detective who's made up our minds to prevent her.When the cousin of l. a. underworld determine Hugo Poole is located shot to loss of life in his Portland, Oregon, domestic, police locate not anything on the scene of the crime other than numerous lengthy strands of blond hair hinting moment sufferer can have been concerned. lodge defense tapes from the victim’s final holiday demonstrate an out-of-focus photograph of a tender blond lady coming into and leaving his room. may possibly she even be a homicide victim?Portland murder detective Catherine Hobbes is decided to unravel the case and find the lacking blonde, yet her emotions, and the research, are complex whilst Hugo hires inner most detective Joe Pitt to accomplish a parallel research. because the Joe and Catherine shape an uneasy alliance, the homicide count number rises–and either become aware of that the gorgeous younger lady within the safeguard tapes isn't really a sufferer in any respect. As Catherine follows the facts, she unearths herself in a dangerous contest with an unpredictable adversary able to altering her visual appeal and identification at will. Catherine needs to use every thing she understands, as a murder detective and as a girl, to prevent a assassin who kills on impulse and comfortably, and who turns into extra effective and elusive with every one crime.
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No,” she said. ” He grinned, sat down, and said, “Thank you. ” “No need,” said Rachel Sturbridge. ” He ordered a Macallan single-malt scotch, which showed he had some standards, but he wanted the twelve-year-old instead of the eighteen, which meant he wasn’t showing off. He turned to her. ” “No, thank you,” she said. ” She decided he was probably the sort of man Rachel Sturbridge would like. He was tall and manly looking, and he was friendly in his manner but polite, and he hadn’t leaned over her to talk, the way some men did when they met an attractive woman.
Catherine Hobbes had been surprised to see how fine Pitt’s features were, and how alert and intelligent his eyes looked. But for her there wasn’t anything endearing about his attractiveness. He talked with the kind of easy familiarity that meant he was aware that he had an advantage with women. She was irritated at Joe Pitt already, but she was determined to be polite to him. She had orders, and she was not about to get in trouble just because he was arrogant. If she could tolerate him long enough, she could learn something.
He was a forty-two-year-old man with a soft belly and thinning hair who spent his days selling computer equipment to other men like himself. He was nothing. She smiled beautifully, stepped into his embrace, and kissed him slowly, languorously. “Hello, cowboy,” she whispered. He laughed as she had expected. ” He looked more serious. “You know, I’m glad you were here for another reason. ” “Sure. We can talk, but first, don’t you want to get comfortable? ” She knew that tone of voice. Anyone could tell he was getting ready to be cheap with her, to start complaining about money.