Image of Cut to the Bone


Image of Cut to the Bone

Gericke's second book about rookie cop Emily Thompson, Detective Martin Benedetti and the Naperville Police is a slap shot into the net. The followup to his spectacular debut (Blown Away) is a top-notch thriller that will leave readers gasping
for air throughout this tale of revenge
and justice.

In 1972, an innocent man was executed for a crime he didn't commit. Now, nearly 40 years later, it looks like someone's getting even for that mistake. What's the connection between a series of brutal, and apparently random, murders and that 1972 execution? And on a personal note, who is the woman calling Marty, and why is he being so secretive? While a relentless D.A. prepares for an execution and Emily and Marty look into the deaths, it's apparent that either Marty or Emily is the next target of a killer dubbed "The Executioner." (Pinnacle, Jun., 400 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper