Both the nature and nurture sides of the "what makes a psychopath" argument are on display in Brennan's chiller. With this heroine, Brennan reveals a woman who has dedicated her life to fighting against the anarchist elements that shaped her childhood. Leave it to Brennan to deliver the creepy and deadly. This is definitely the stuff of nightmares.
Security expert Duke Rogan wants to know why his state-of-the-art security system failed. When it turns out the victim bled to death, it becomes apparent to Norah and Duke that something more sinister is going on. (BALLANTINE, Aug. 404 pp., $7.99)