Deaver always gets it right, and this chilling new installment in his Kathryn Dance series is no exception. The line between the virtual world and reality is blurred
as online events exact a price in the real world. You'll be compelled to log on to the Internet to check out the blog that contains information relevant to the crimes reported in the book. It's an effective and fascinating marriage of media. As Dance explores the clues, the story rushes ahead at breakneck speed, taking readers along for a breathtaking ride.
A trooper spots a cross at the side of the road. A memorial, probably, but it's dated tomorrow. Odd. The next day, a teenager is abducted and left to die, and investigator Kathryn Dance gets the case. Is the perp a kid who was involved in an auto accident that killed two girls? When charges weren't brought against him, he was dissed on an online blog, and the comments became increasingly vitriolic. Is he now striking back at his attackers? (SIMON AND SCHUSTER, Jun., 416 pp., $26.95)