Image of Acts of Mercy: A Mercy Street Novel


Image of Acts of Mercy: A Mercy Street Novel

The third book in Stewart's layered Mercy Street series follows two distinct tracks. One is the continuing saga of the search for Robert Magellan's missing son; the other that of a remorseless serial killer bent on vengeance. Stewart continues to demonstrate the hard-earned talent for suspenseful drama that has made her books winners. This is a complex and multidimensional procedural thriller from an author at the top of her game.

In the previous book, it was revealed that while Robert's wife died in the crash two years ago, baby Ian may still be alive. So Robert, Susanna and Emme are following leads to find him. Meanwhile, Mallory has hired former FBI profiler Sam DelVecchio and given him a cold case to investigate. As Sam looks into the murder of Ross Walker, he suspects it's the work of a serial killer. Those suspicions are confirmed when Sam contacts FBI agent Fiona Summers and learns of two similar cases. As Sam and Fiona look deeper, Sam is horrified to notice eerie date and place connections to his own life. Is the killer trying to get his attention? (BALLANTINE, Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith