The action is nonstop in this suspenseful and very scary story. Konrath is a master at personifying evil and keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Luckily, there is also a level of humor that breaks the tension before the next shocker hits, including a heart-stopping cliffhanger.
But things go from good to bad in a blink of an eye. Jack and her partner are assigned a case involving murdering vigilantes who have it in for Jack. Then Jack's worst nightmare becomes a reality -- she realizes that Kork may still be alive. (HYPERION, Jul., 288 pp., $23.95)