Nine Cover


By Jan Burke

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743444545, 544pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2003


On the heels of her soaring bestseller Flight, Edgar Award-winning author Jan Burke reaches new heights of suspense in this ingenious novel of hard-hitting justice and cold-blooded murder.

Los Angeles County Homicide Detective Alex Brandon lives to bring killers to justice -- but when unknown assailants begin systematically killing off the FBI's Most Wanted suspects, Alex sees no cause for celebration. The vigilante slayings eerily echo the work of a serial killer from a decade ago, and convince Alex that "the Exterminators," as a grateful public has dubbed them, are more ruthless and sadistic than their victims. As the attacks mount, it is the ninth target that pulls Alex into a case that is quickly spiraling into deadly territory -- where justice is no longer enough.

About the Author
National bestseller Jan Burke is the author ofa dozennovels and a collection of short stories. Among the awards her work has garnered are Mystery Writers of America s Edgar(r) for Best Novel, Malice Domestic s Agatha Award, Mystery Readers International s Macavity, and the RT Book Club s Best Contemporary Mystery. She is the founder of the Crime Lab Project ( and is a member of the board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two dogs. Learn more about her at

Praise For Nine


A deviant, often bloody dash through the killing fields of Burke's richly imagined Los Angeles.

Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)


The Orlando Sentinel (FL)

Nine is a perfect 10.