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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Procedural
Slaughter's first stand-alone is a compelling, bleak tale about the intertwined fates of three men. Atlanta detective Michael Ormewood isn't thrilled about partnering with stoic Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent to solve a series of grisly prostitute murders. But when Michael's neighbor is killed, he must rely on Will to find out whether it's their serial murderer or a copycat killer.
Evidence points to John Shelley, a recently released convict. Imprisoned as a teenager, he served 20 brutal years for the murder of a classmate -- a murder that mirrors the current string of deaths and that John swears he didn't commit.
Slaughter delves deeply into their tragic personal lives. Michael has a
Reviewed By: Tara Gelsomino
Published: August 2006