I rank this four stars. Sonora Blair is a strong veteran cop and single mom to two children. You root for her to succeed in her balancing act between raising her kids and dealing with some very nasty villains. This time she is on the hunt for a murderer who chains her victims to the steering wheel of their car and then sets fire to them.
From Library Journal
Sonora Blair, a Cincinnati homicide detective and single mother of two, is summoned in the middle of the night to the scene of a particularly gruesome murder. There, a naked, hideously burned young man is handcuffed to the wheel of his car. A deathbed interrogation reveals the perpetrator to be a woman, and Sonora soon learns that the murderess has a history of torching her victims. After a series of suspenseful developments, it soon becomes painfully evident that the killer is watching Sonora's every move and that the detective and those she loves are potential targets. To anticipate the next maneuver and to catch this twisted sociopath takes all of Sonora's tough police experience and nerve.
Sheila Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Police specialist Sonora Blair of Cincinnati homiside division is awaken in the middle of the night with urgent summons to take take a death bed statement. The victum can barely speak , but Sonora's questions elicit one detail; the psycho that committed this gruesome crime is a women. Somora us committed to finding this killer before she strikes again-no matter what the cost to her personal life or the politics of her career. When the murderer begins to call her-taunting mockingly trying to lure into a twisted woman to woman complicity-the tension of this deadly cat and mouse game climbs to an unbearable pitch. Sonora realizes that her peace of mind, her job, and even her family are in deadly jeopardy. She refuses to stop, until the killer is cornered and the victum can finally rest in peace.
Awesome book! An interesting book from start to finish. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading suspense novels.
She's a single mom with two children and an ulcer. She also carries a badge and gun, as she is a homicide detective. She is Sonora Blair.
The victim is a young man who has evidently been abducted, shot, handcuffed to the steering wheel of his car, doused with gasoline and burned to death. The killer is a woman ... and she's done this before.
Once Sonora and her team start investigating, she becomes a target. And the killer really gets serious when she thinks the brother of the young man she killed is interested in Sonora. Fearing for her family, Sonora is in a race to find out who and why.
Terrific mystery with just a touch of romance. Tightly woven plot. Believable characters. No clues to the who and the why. Very well written.
This is one series that I am definitely going to be following!
My thanks to the author / NetGalley / Open Road Integrated Media who furnished a digital copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Loved this one...looking forward to more.