The Cruelest Cut (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Rick Reed

Pinnacle Books, 9780786024834, 422pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010



When a killer plays mind games with a cop, There Are No Rules.
The first victim is attacked in her home. Tied to her bed. Forced to watch every unspeakable act of cruelty--but unable to scream. The second murder is even more twisted. Signed, sealed, and delivered with a message for the police, stuffed in the victim's throat. A fractured nursery rhyme that ends with a warning: "There will be more." For detective Jack Murphy, it's more than a threat. It's a personal invitation to play. And no one plays rougher than Jack. Especially when the killer's pawns are the people he loves. . .
"A must-read, can't-put-down adventure." --John Lutz
"A jaw-dropping thriller." --Gregg Olsen
"A tornado of drama." --Shane Gericke
"As authentic and scary as thrillers get." -Nelson DeMille.