Mass Market Paperbound
384 pages, 6.73 × 4.17 × 1.01 in
October 1, 1997
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425160394
ISBN - 13: 9780425160398
Read from the Book
Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord.—Romans 12:19Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand.—Shakespearechapter oneThe business of murder took time, patience, skill, and a tolerance for the monotonous. Lieutenant Eve Dallas had them all.She knew the act of murder required none of these. All too often a life was taken on impulse, in rage, for amusement, or simply out of stupidity. It was the last of these, in Eve’s mind, that had led one John Henry Bonning to throw one Charles Michael Renekee out a twelfth-story window on Avenue D.She had Bonning in Interview and calculated that it would take another twenty minutes tops to shake a confession out of him, another fifteen to book him and file her report. She might just make it home on time.“Come on, Boner.” It was her veteran cop talking to veteran bad guy. Level ground, her turf. “Do yourself a favor. A confession, and you can go for self-defense and diminished capacity. We can tie this up by dinnertime. I hear they’re serving pasta surprise in lockup tonight.”“Never touched him.” Bonning folded his oversized lips, tapped his long, fat fingers. “Fucker jumped.”With a sigh, Eve sat down at the little metal table in Interview A. She didn’t want Bonning to lawyer himself and gum up the works. All she had to do was keep him from saying those words, steer him in the direction she was already heading, and she had a wrap.Second-rate chemi-dealers like Bonning were invariably slow-witted, but sooner or later he’d whine for
From the Publisher
He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit--always solved moments too late to save his victims' lives.Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the first victim butchered in his own home. The second lost his life in a vacant luxury apartment. The two men had little in common. Both suffered unspeakable torture before their deaths. And both had ties to an ugly secret of ten years past--a secret shared by none other than Eve's new husband, Roarke.
About the Author
Nora Roberts has published more than 130 novels, which has been translated into more than 25 languages. She writes romances under her own name and futuristic crime novels under the pseudonym of J. D. Robb. She has been given the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame.
From Our Editors
Eve is stunned by the vicious nature of a series of murders--and haunted by the cryptic riddles left for her by the killer. The crimes are clearly related, but the investigation stalls until Eve discovers a common link between the victims: her new husband, Roarke. Original
"Newfangled gadgets, classic whodunit, and noir."