Image of Fuzzy Navel (Jacqueline)


Image of Fuzzy Navel (Jacqueline)

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.

Chicago homicide cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is living in the suburbs with her mom and her fiance, Latham, as she recovers from a case of botulism. All is right in Jack's world, including the recent telephone call advising her that Alex Kork has committed suicide. Kork was one of the most evil and dangerous criminals she'd ever dealt with.

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)
Reviewed by: 
Barb Anderson