Accomplished series author Brant segues into single titles with a terrifyingly bleak tale of twisted vengeance. Both the hero and heroine fight through their own emotional issues while attempting to
stop a vicious rapist. Brant does a stellar job layering on the psychological elements in this complex and petrifying story that sets up a trilogy. Brant and romantic suspense are a dynamite duo!

Savannah, Ga., has been under attack by a vicious serial rapist, and lead detective Ryne Robel is none too thrilled when his request for additional assistance results in him being paired with Abbie Phillips. Abbie is a forensic profiler from Mindhunters, a private company run by legendary former FBI profiler Adam Raiker.

Despite their bumpy start, Abbie soon proves valuable as she figures out a key motive of the rapist. This torturer not only uses a specially derived drug to enhance pain, he tailors the torture to his victim's deepest fears. But how is he selecting his victims and learning their fears? The pressure is on as this maniac grows ever closer. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith