For Lt. Eve Dallas, murder is her business, and serial killers are her expertise. When a woman is savagely murdered in the summer of 2059 and Eve receives a note from the killer, she knows deep trouble is brewing. The question is, is this new killer following Jack the Ripper's famous pattern?

The next murder answers that question, as this new madman begins emulating some of the most vicious killers of modern times. Eve knows that she's now the killer's primary adversary and ultimate target. Unfortunately, Eve's concentration is slightly fragmented as concern over her husband Roarke's state of mind, her aide Peabody's upcoming detective's exam and flashbacks from her own tragic past all converge. But one thing Eve can do is compartmentalize.

Still reeling from the emotional and historical revelations of Portrait in Death, Eve and Roarke continue to battle their own demons. You won't find a better combination of gritty suspense and sexy romance anywhere. (Aug., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith