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LAST KNOWN VICTIM
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
Twists and turns abound in this complex and fascinating story, but it's the characters and their interactions that will keep you turning pages - all night long!
Still reeling from the unsolved murder of her husband, a fellow cop, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans police captain Patti O'Shay is determined to find the killer. Her first lead comes from a surprising source: Next to an unknown female victim buried in City Park, officers find Sammy O'Shay's badge. The skeletal remains are missing the right hand, which provides a link to another case that went cold in 2005.
In that case, six human hands were found in a refrigerator "graveyard" after the storm. Is the same person guilty of this woman's murder and, by extension, Sammy's as well? With the help of her nephew, Detective Spencer Malone, and his lover, Detective Stacy Killian, Patti aims to find out, before the killer strikes - or the trail is lost - again. (MIRA, Oct., 448 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer
Published: October 2007