THE NIGHT KILLER
A storm, a skeleton and murder embroil forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon in a case that brings danger to those she cares about. Connor's ability to combine excellent characterization, forensic procedures and pulse-pounding danger has put her at the pinnacle of the genre.
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All she had to do was pick up some donated Indian artifacts. But as Diane heads down a mountain in a storm, a tree falls across her car hood --and a human skeleton falls out of the broken tree. Chased, Diane flees into the woods, back to the house she came from, only to discover her genial hosts dead, their throats slit. When the tyrannical sheriff threatens her and refuses to examine the evidence scientifically, Diane vows to uncover the truth, whatever it takes. But a vicious killer is not about to let her succeed. (OBSIDIAN, Apr., 368 pp., $7.99)