Try our Advanced Book Search
Advanced Book Search
Search books by title, genre, publication month, publication year, and rating or search by any combination of these options (i.e. all Mysteries published in January 2001 with 4.5 rating).
If you want to search for a name or phase, include quotation marks around your search term (example: "Deborah Smith")
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
Police Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico is on the trail of a serial killer who murders and mutilates young women from respectable families and uses a medical research facility to dispose of their bodies.
Set in the 1960s, this mystery -- from the phenom author of The Thorn Birds -- is a classic whodunit, solved without the benefit of high-tech forensics. The potential suspects work at a neurological research facility in Connecticut that conducts animal experimentation. The in-depth descriptions of the labs and the people working there guide readers into an unusual setting that's filled with fascinating characters whose egos and oddities make them all seem like they could fit the psychological profile of a maniacal killer.
McCullough's novel is filled with tension and unexpected turns that draw the suspense out to the very end. It's a bit difficult to keep track of the various researchers at the onset, but as the story continues, each character is uniquely defined. (Jun., 384 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: June 2006