"powerful police procedural"
London Detective Tom Thorne is churlish and depressing when
he is in what he would consider a good mood, quite a rarity
for this cop. However, when he becomes involved in a
homicide the police receive the best out of him
professionally, but his behavior turns atrocious. His
current case leads him to suffer from the Grand Canyon of
misery when two murders with the identical MO occur at
approximately the same time in different parts of the
city. One of the victims is a mother whose three-year-old
watched her die.
Tom and his team investigate the twin killings on the
extraordinary concept that a pair of serial killers working
in tandem committed the crimes. Forensics say the killers
were radically different with one being a professional,
smooth and experienced at the job while the other was an
amateur. They believe the pro is teaching and leading the
rookie and if the theory holds it is the accomplished
killer who must be stopped fist. Tom will soon learn this
individual is a master manipulator who learned his killing
lessons two decades ago in school.
Readers who like a powerful police procedural with strong
characters, including the secondary support cast, will want
to read this superb tale. SCAREDY CAT develops the crime
and the cast before going into hyperspeed as Tom digs deep
into any clue he finds to insure no one else dies. This is
a winner as was Tom's first appearance in SLEEPYHEAD.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 9, 2003