From the back cover: The first victim is the college librarian who's bludgeoned to death by a massive avalanche of books. Accident? Special Investigator Whit Pynchon has a disturbing and different idea. Whit knows the murderer was really after his ex-wife. And he watches helplessly as both his daughter and his lover, Anna Tyree, are abducted by a madman playing out an elaborate plan to punish Whit-before he kills him. Have the women in Whit's life been sacrificed to a nightmare scenario of revenge? The answer could come too late. But Whit's got to find it-because he may have already lost it all.
A very enjoyable and fast-moving police procedural novel! The author, Dave Pedneau, is deceased and his books are out-of-print.