Ace Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781937007669, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Three ex-cons have been murdered in Germany, Italy, and Scotland. The only things they had in common were arrests for spamming and a taste for unorthodox entertainment. As the first officer on the scene of the most recent death, Liz finds herself sucked into an international investigation that isn t so much asking who the killer is, but what and if she doesn't find the answer soon, the homicides could go viral.
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