The first book in a tight, action-packed new series set in Scotland. The cobbled lanes of St. Andrews, Scotland, have become the hunting ground of the most vicious serial killer Britain has ever known. Striking only during thunderstorms, choosing only victims who abuse women, the Stabber has Detective Inspector Andy Gilchrist and his team baffled until victim number six turns up. A surprise witness gives Gilchrist and his partner, the embittered Detective Sergeant Sa Preston, their first solid lead to the Stabber's identity. However, the media uproar offers Gilchrist's boss his golden opportunity to suspend Gilchrist and bring in the Scottish Crime Squad. With reckless resolve, Gilchrist takes on the case alone, risking it all in a heart-stopping race to catch the Stabber, knowing that any mistake could be his last.
Scottish author Muir makes his U.S. debut with a ploddingly predictable whodunit, his second to feature Fife Det. Chief Insp. Andy Gilchrist (after Eye for an Eye). When a woman's severed hand is found clutching a note addressed to Gilchrist on the 17th hole of St. Andrews' Old Course, he's determined not only to head the investigation but to identify the victim. As more body parts spring up on the golf course, each with dire messages for Gilchrist, it's clear that the killer is targeting him. Gilchrist's rocky relationship with his grown children, Jack and Maureen, becomes even more fraught after the murdered woman is identified as Chloe Fullerton, Jack's girlfriend, making the detective positive that his daughter will be the next target. While Gilchrist and his team scramble to identify which criminal might hold such a grudge, Gilchrist spends too much of his time blustering about a case that most readers will have cracked early on. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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August 01, 2009
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