TOUCHING EVIL

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For wealthy businessman John Garrett, the search for a vicious serial rapist has become a personal quest. Johns beloved sister Christina committed suicide after being attacked by this monster.

Seattle sketch artist Maggie Barnes is both the police and Johns best shot at finding this madman. Maggie has a unique and rare gift that allows her to eerily recreate the faces of those who prey on others.

At first John is skeptical of Maggies gift and turns to his lifelong friend, FBI agent Quentin Hayes, who is part of a low profile and very specialized unit. Quentin, however, recognizes Maggies gift and urges John to seek her assistance. They discover that these rapes are nearly exact matches for a series of crimes committed in 1934. Is this a copycat series of crimes? Or does evil ever really die?

Author Kay Hooper continues her metamorphosis into a gifted writer of gripping suspense. Adding to the gritty realism of her stories is the inclusion of fascinating paranormal elements. (Sep., 336 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith