Obsession can be productive or destructive, and singular heroine Eve Duncan
is falling into the second category. Her evolution has been fascinating and at times difficult, especially as she hovers on the edge of self-destruction. The viciousness of this killer is exceptional, and the stakes are high as Johansen serves up haunting suspense.
At the same time, a gloating Kistle contacts Eve and threatens her. With few leads to follow, Eve reluctantly accepts former crime lord Montalvo's recommendation to use the assistance of clairvoyant Dr. Megan Blair in this hunt for a dangerous killer. Will Eve's relentless quest cost her everything she holds dear? (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 352 pp., $25.95)