Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crime Novel of the Year

It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. When police and fire department personnel rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation effort, they discover the week-old corpse of an apparent suicide. But the gunshot victim is less gruesome than what they find in his lap: a photo album of seven brutally murdered young women — one per year, for seven years. And when the suicide victim is identified as a former suspect in one of the murders, the news turns Elvis Cole's world upside down.

Three years earlier, it was Cole's eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed that suspect to walk free.

But the discovery of the death album now brands Elvis as an unwitting accomplice to murder. Captured in photographs that could only have been taken by the murderer, Yvonne Bennett was the fifth of the seven victims — two more young women were murdered after the initial suspect walked free. So Elvis can't help but wonder — did he, Elvis Cole, cost two more young women their lives?

Chasing Darkness is a blistering thriller from the bestselling author who sets the standard for intense, powerful crime writing.

We love Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. They are the guys we long to hang out with, share the adventure with. These guys are the essence of a great series. I don't care where we go, or what we do. As long as I'm with Elvis and Joe, I know the entertainment is coming.

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