Hour of the Hunter (Mass Market Paperbound)

By J. A. Jance

HarperTorch, 9780061945380, 558pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2010



A critically acclaimed master of suspense, J. A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice, transports readers into the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest . . . and into the very heart of terror.

The hunter is free to kill again--and hour by hour, he draws nearer . . .

The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture-murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'odham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd--a teacher on the reservation--put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.

Praise For Hour of the Hunter

“Riveting suspense...Each of Mrs. Jance’s characters is complete and realistic, even the ones who make your skin crawl.”
-Mostly Murder

“A gripping thriller.”
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Jance has a sure hand...Engrossing.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A graphic, horrifying journey into terror and torture.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Jance triumphs.”
-Bellingham Herald

“Searing psychological suspense.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman’s mysteries, Kiss of the Bees’ strongest point is deftly defined characters.”
-San Francisco Examiner

“Intriguing...Jance’s novel delivers suspense through richly textured layers of flasbacks and gritty characterization.”
-Publishers Weekly