Dr. Thaddeus Abrams is found murdered. The kill is the work of a prolific serial killer and FBI profiler Mika Scott arrives to lead the investigation at the Atlanta PD where she was once Detective Jake Roberts’ ex-partner and lover. Jake’s in a steamy love affair with flight attendant Lori Powers. Tensions run high when Jake discovers who the killer is. Will they get there in time to stop another murder?
Jake falls in love with flight attendant Lori Powers. Lori can’t silence the voices and her daughter Emily cries out from the grave. A gratifyingly graphic murder mystery with real depth, Stone writes with a keen eye for detail whilst judiciously avoiding the many trite stereotypes that dominate popular crime thrillers. It’s a taut, compelling read and darkly introspective as Stone delivers a cunning and well executed plot, the twists served on the button as he skillfully penetrates the enigma of lives irrevocably tinged by the detritus of evil. As a simply engaging thriller it has all the elements readers expect from the best in genre, but by leaning towards the fallible side of his characters he imbues them with a real world presence, demonstrating diversity in thought and execution that fans of the genre will find enthralling. It’s certainly gripping and by blurring the lines of justice he undoubtedly sows the seeds for some serious reflection, in what proves to be a puzzle worthy of the most demanding armchair sleuths.