Angel Maker Author:Ridley Pearson Seattle Police psychologist Daphne Matthews, last heard from in Pearson's Undercurrents, is interested only in rescuing and rebuilding lives. Volunteering regularly at a shelter for women, she thinks she has seen it all. But when she encounters a wounded 16 year old runaway, she uncovers a grisly series of kidnappings whose victims fall prey to ... more »a different kind of knife-a surgical scalpel.
Daphner turns for help from the best cops she knows, furloughed Lou Bolt, her ex-lover, a man with creative instincts and an appreciation for lab forensics.
When the two discover that someone is "harvesting" human organs for transplant on the black marked, they're drawn into the dark vortex of a highly profitable industry-and into the mind of a healer who let ambition, or something more sinister, turn him into a violent killer, a medical school failure whose twisted compulsion to save humanity exacts a terrible cost to human lives.« less