The Serpent's Garden is a crime/thriller about the macabre and mysterious murders of five female graduate students at UCLA. A charismatic but controversial philosophy professor has been falsely charged and convicted of the ritualistic murders. All the women were found posed and clutching a Bible; the murderer left several clues including coins wedged in the victim's eyes bearing a crucified serpent, an open Bible, a novelty snake, and an eight-inch crucifix buried in the victims' birth canal. Professor Chance Carpenter ends up on death row because of a rush to judgment orchestrated by the diminutive FBI agent Laura Lamb. Her ambitions and nefarious secrets cause her to cross the thin blue line and also become a serial killer. She is captured but manages a miraculous escape from the confines of Quantico's FBI headquarters and heads west on a revenge crime spree of her own. She is now on the lam; her crimes are featured in the tabloids and a new dance craze is named after her. College kids are doing the qLaura Lambq. The true killer of the UCLA coeds, however, has blended in with average qJoe Collegeq. The thriller follows a trail of evil, surprise, and suspense.The white Honda Civic had been left in an alleyway near Hollywood and Vine. The car was dusted ... Raymond Chandlera#39;s Hollywood were more glittering images in a novel than the harsh realities of modern day Los Angeles. As he turned toanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Serpent's Garden|
|Author||:||Richard C. Loofbourrow|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2007-06|