McFadyen's remarkable
and unforgettable suspense story is filled with haunting images, horrible deeds and hope for better days. His heroine Smoky has been to hell and back. She's strong, passionate and scarred -- inside and out -- and one of the most fascinating characters to emerge from a series in a long time.

For the last 12 years, FBI special agent Smoky Barrett has headed up a team of men and women who hunt down serial killers, child rapists and murderers. They deal with the worst of the worst, and their latest case is proving to be no different. FBI director Samuel Rathbun summons Smoky to observe the autopsy of a woman murdered on a commercial airline as it flew at 30,000 feet.

The killer has left clues, hinting that he has been killing for years and wants to be stopped. Smoky and her team need all the resources available to them in order to solve this case before another victim is discovered. (BANTAM, Oct., 349 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed by: 
Barb Anderson