Color Blind (Mass Market Paperback)

By Jonathan Santlofer

HarperTorch, 9780060541057, 464pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005



Kate McKinnon is back -- and this time it's personal.

When two hideously eviscerated bodies are discovered and the only link between them is a bizarre painting left at each crime scene, the NYPD turns to former cop Kate McKinnon, the woman who brought the serial killer the Death Artist to justice. Having settled back into her satisfying life as art historian, published author, host of a weekly PBS television series, and wife of one of New York's top lawyers, Kate wants no part of it.

But Kate's sense of tranquillity is shattered when this new sequence of murders strikes too close to home. With grief and fury to fuel her, she rejoins her former partner, detective Floyd Brown, and his elite homicide squad on the hunt for a vicious psychopath known as the Color-Blind Killer. In her rage and desperation, Kate allows herself to be drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse. She abandons her glamorous life for the gritty streets of Manhattan, immersing herself in a world where brutality and madness appear to be the norm, where those closest to her may have betrayed her -- and where, in the end, nothing is what it seems.

Praise For Color Blind

“A crime novel that is savage and erudite, layered in wit, satire and psychosis--in short, a chilling read.”
-USA Today

“Smart, lurid, and fascinating, with layered prose and a wealth of detail, this thriller will please the Michael Connelly crowd.”
-Library Journal

“A rollercoaster. . .shows a sure sense of pace and an engaging literary style.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

-Washington Post Book World

“Gripping … The author’s painterly eye heightens the colors-and suspense-of his deadly drama … COLOR BLIND delivers.”
-USA Today


“A bloody good thriller ... the perfect Halloween chiller.”
-Mississippi Clarion-Ledger

“A gritty tale of murder and mayhem.”
-USA Today

“Keep[s] readers guessing all the way up to the conclusion.”
-San Francisco Chronicle