Prosecutor Kristen Mayhew has a very good track record when it comes to winning cases, but even she can't win 'em all. After a particularly bitter loss, she returns to her car to discover that she has a new secret admirer—unfortunately, this admirer has decided to mete out his own brand of justice against criminals that have gotten away.

While he can't feel too sorry for the current victims of this new vigilante killer, detective Abe Reagan fears that things could escalate. He's right: Now the father of one of the criminals executed holds Kristen responsible and vows revenge. If that weren't bad enough, she's also got the vigilante killer on her case. But this killer seems to know way too much about Kristen, leading Abe to suspect it is someone she knows.

Becoming a monster to eliminate monsters is the haunting theme in this terrifying and gritty new thriller. With this terrific, gut-wrenching tale, Rose is certain to gain a very large following. (Oct., 496 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith