When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman’s body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found.
Lieutenant CDS Vincent D’Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D’Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case. “I feel rather like Brer Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch,” Pendergast tells D’Agosta, “because I have found you here, in charge. Just like when we first met, back at the Museum of Natural History.”
But neither Pendergast nor D’Agosta are prepared for what lies ahead. A diabolical presence is haunting the greater metropolitan area, and Grace Ozmian was only the first of many victims to be murdered . . . and decapitated. Worse still, there’s something unique to the city itself that has attracted the evil eye of the killer.
As mass hysteria sets in, Pendergast and D’Agosta find themselves in the crosshairs of an opponent who has threatened the very lifeblood of the city. It’ll take all of Pendergast’s skill to unmask this most dangerous foe-let alone survive to tell the tale.
There is a serial decapitator…yes you heard me correctly…decapitator terrorizing NYC. But don’t worry! Agent Pendergast is on the case.
Grace Ozmian is the first one murdered. She is the daughter of an extremely wealthy businessman. Then slowly there are a few more murdered, all well to do. Then a reporter makes a HUGE assumption. This sets off a panic among the rich in NYC.
These two authors have been together a long time and have this writing thing down to a fine art! The characters in this book are so real and you can feel their emotions radiating off to them through the words. Then…..there is the intensity of this story…who did it? Why? And I never guessed! I should have guessed. I am sure there were plenty of clues. I did love the surprise!
I have said this before and I will say it again…I LOVE AGENT PENDERGAST! I love his intelligence, peculiarities and his audacity.
If you need a fast paced, non stop thriller, this is it.
I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.