From the international bestselling author, a gripping
murder mystery about a serial killer on the loose in San
Indiana Jackson is thirty-three years old and works in San
Francisco at an alternative medicine clinic that attracts all sorts
of characters, some of them skeptics, who fall for her candour and
humility. Her teenage daughter, Amanda, likes noir literature and
hopes to attend MIT, where she will be with Bradley, an old friend
that she plans to marry, with or without his consent. In her free
time, she plays Ripper, an online role playing game that involves
solving real-life mysteries and crimes using information collected
by Amanda''s father, the Chief Inspector of the San Francisco
police. Amanda plays the game via Skype with adolescents from all
over the world and with her best friend, her grandfather Blake.
Each player in the game has a virtual personality: Amanda is the
game master, and Blake is her henchman; the others are Sherlock
Holmes, Colonel Paddington, Esmeralda and the psychic Abatha.
When Ripper''s latest murder mystery-the case of the misplaced
bat-begins to touch their real-world lives, Amanda and her friends
know they must find the murderer before he can strike again.
Ripper is a true thriller, with twists, surprises,
well-placed clues and revelations leading to a climactic