A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killers use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware.
"Bestseller Kellerman serves up all the elements his fans have come to love .... including an intriguing plot, likable regular characters supported by an interesting secondary cast, diabolical villains, witty dialogue and a sense of humanity and justice." - Publishers Weekly.
"Kellerman's writing is neat and not overly burdened by extraneous detail." - Library Journal.
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Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He
has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to numerous bestselling
tales of suspense (which have been translated into two dozen languages),
including fifteen previous Alex Delaware novels; The Butcher's Theater,
a story of serial killing in Jerusalem; and Billy Straight, featuring
Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor. He is also the author of numerous essays, short stories, andscientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes of psychology,
including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. Jonathan
Kellerman has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards, and has been nominated
for a Shamus Award. He and his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, have four
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