Precious Blood (Mass Market Paperbound)
HarperTorch, 9780060736675, 434pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
The nightmare of 9/11 left New York City medical examiner Edward Jenner shattered and emotionally scarred. He thought he'd turned away from forensics--and life--for good, but the mutilation murder of a college student is pulling him back. The body of a young woman, nailed to the wall of her East Village apartment, has Jenner convinced that there's a serial killer prowling the city--and a second horrific murder only confirms his most terrible fears. The desperate hunt for a psychopath--and Jenner's troubling obsession with a beautiful, frightened woman who could be the maniac's next victim--is pushing the forensic expert to the limits of his physical and mental endurance.
But as the shadows deepen it gets harder to tell who is the hunter and who is the prey. And which one will live . . . and who will die.
Praise For Precious Blood…
“Even hard-core lovers of the thriller genre may find parts of PRECIOUS BLOOD as shocking as the goriest contemporary slasher films.”
“An intelligent thriller that takes you down the meanest streets . . . This reader was scared to death.”
“Taut and chilling… a fast-paced thriller written by a real player in the game of forensic sleuthing.”
-Kathy Reichs, author of the bestseller BONES TO ASHES
“Fans of CSI and the like would definitely like this one.”
“An impressive debut . . . The murders are grisly and striking, and Jenner is a likable lead.”