Thomas Perryas novels of suspense have been celebrated for their adazzling ingenuitya (The New York Times Book Review) and for writing that is aas sharp as a sushi knifea (Los Angeles Times). By turns horrifying and erotic, Perryas new thriller takes us on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game that pits two women against each other: a beautiful serial killer and the detective who is determined to stop her. When the cousin of Los Angeles underworld figure Hugo Poole is found shot to death in his Portland, Oregon, home, police find nothing at the scene of the crime except several long strands of blond hair hinting that a second victim may have been involved. Hotel security tapes from the victimas last vacation reveal an out-of-focus picture of a young blond woman entering and leaving his room. Could she also be a murder victim? Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbes is determined to solve the case and locate the missing blonde, but her feelings, and the investigation, are complicated when Hugo hires private detective Joe Pitt to perform a parallel investigation. As the Joe and Catherine form an uneasy alliance, the murder count risesaand both realize that the pretty young woman in the security tapes is not a victim at all. As Catherine follows the evidence, she finds herself in a deadly contest with an unpredictable adversary capable of changing her appearance and identity at will. Catherine must use everything she knows, as a homicide detective and as a woman, to stop a murderer who kills on impulse and with ease, and who becomes more efficient and elusive with each crime. From the Hardcover edition.There was a gray Dodge Neon with a license-plate holder from Enterprise Rent-a -Car on it. Catherine might not have ... Some other cop could have his car in the shop for repairs and be driving the rental until it was ready. She might be wasting anbsp;...
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