Last Temptation

Mass Market Paperback | September 29, 2003

byVal Mcdermid

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The Last Temptation is a white-knuckle ride through a work of corruption, cruelty and violence.Tony Hill and colleague Carol Jordan are back to hunt down a twisted killer who is targeting psychologists across Europe.Excerpt Tony can't do this anymore...

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The Last Temptation is a white-knuckle ride through a work of corruption, cruelty and violence.Tony Hill and colleague Carol Jordan are back to hunt down a twisted killer who is targeting psychologists across Europe.Excerpt Tony can't do this anymore...

"Val McDermid is the bestselling author of 17 crime thrillers under threedifferent series and A Suitable Job for a Woman, a non-fiction book aboutfemale private investigators. Her latest titles include Killing the Shadows,which was named New York Times Notable Book of 2001 and one of the bestbooks of 2001 by the Washington Post, and Pl...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackPublished:September 29, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006392083

ISBN - 13:9780006392088

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great Tony Hill Mystery Carol Jordan is pulled into the European policing ring into the middle of a sting against a big criminal in Germany, Tadeusz Radecki. It turns out that Carol looks exactly like Radecki's deceased girlfriend and the police think Carol can use this to do business with Radecki. While Carol attempts to woo Radecki, she learns of a serial killer that her local police contact is trying to catch. Carol brings in her trusted friend Dr. Tony Hill in to draft up a profile to help catch the killer. When Tony gets to Germany though, he has his work cut out for him. This killer seems to be killing only psychologists by drowning them and scalping them. What is the motive to this killer? What is he trying to prove? Tony must work against the clock to help find the killer. I had troubles getting into this book, which is rare for a McDermid book. Though I suspect that could have been because it was around the holiday time and I kept thinking of all the things I needed to do. Once I was about 70 pages into the book though, I found that it picked up quickly and even though there were a couple of stories combined I was kept wondering what was going to happen. There wasn't really a twist at the end of this book, which is a shame because McDermid usually does a good job of this. It's not McDermid's best works but it's still a good mystery and one that will keep you turning the pages.
Date published: 2010-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pschyological Thriller Carol Jordan is now working undercover in Europe trying to catch a mastermind drug trafficker. She is still reeling over her breakup with criminal profiler, Dr. Tony Hill. Carol is working at getting into the confidence of the drug trafficker. A serial killer is on the loose in Europe, always striking near waterways. The serial killer is psychotic because of Nazi atrocities. Carol ends up being on the serial killers death list. Carol needs help in order to get 'into' the mind of the drug trafficker. Who can she call? Dr. Tony Hill, who has retired from this line of work, comes to her rescue. She also is investigating the serial killer and who better to help her but Tony Hill. This book has a lot of twists and turns as McDermid always delivers. A great psychological thriller!
Date published: 2009-09-26