Law enforcement personnel categorize murderers on a scale of twenty-five levels of evil-from the naïve opportunists starting out at Level 1 to the organized, premeditated torture murderers who inhabit Level 25. But to an elite unnamed investigations group assigned to hunt down the world's most dangerous killers, headed by Steve Dark, a new category of killer is being defined....
CSI creator Zuiker teams with Swierczynski (Severance Package) to create what's billed as the world's first digi-novel, involving a seriously weird serial killer and the tortured FBI investigator who's forced to hunt him down. There's nothing really new about the basic concept, but Swierczynski handles the writing with assurance and verve. The killer, known as Sqweegel, is a psychopath who has shot, raped, maimed, poisoned, burned, strangled, and tortured upwards of fifty people in six countries over a span of more than twenty years. The investigator, Steve Dark, lives a quiet life with his beloved, pregnant wife, in Malibu, Calif. The digital concept kicks in every 20 pages or so when the reader is referred to a Web site containing 20 two- to three-minute professionally made film clips that bridge the action from one section to another. It's a bit like watching the extras on a DVD--fun, but not really necessary to the main event. 200,000 first printing.(Sept.)
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1 . Careful...
Posted September 04, 2010 by uncool n-cole , bum towmAwsome story, Aweful video clips. Be sure to read the entire book before going online and watching the poorly put together clips that ruin the books characters.
2 . Bring computer with you
Posted March 08, 2010 by William , San DiegoIts my fault. I should have gone to Amazon or some other site to review this book before I purchased it. Way overpriced. You need to look up items on your computer while reading the book. There were too many holes in the story. Would not recommend this book unless the price came down to around four dollars.
September 06, 2009
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