The community of sereno key has been shaken to the core by a grisly murder. Though an arrest is quickly made, detective Kincaid feels strongly unsettled. His uncertainty is confirmed as 2 more bodies are uncovered, each branded with the bizarre trademark of the killer
Louis Kincaid travels to Florida when his former boss sets him up for some investigative work there. He's hired to help a local lawyer who's client has been charged with murder. When more bodies are found, he soon finds himself in the middle of a serial killer investigation.
I thought this was a solid installment in the series and that Louis is a character that you care about.
This is the first book I've read by P.J. Parrish and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's pretty gruesome so not for the weak stomached. No romance, strictly police work and murder.
A serial killer is hunting black men on a small peaceful island off the Florida coast. Louis Kincaid, out-of-state cop on "vacation" is working with the local cops to solve these murders. A female FBI profiler is also involved. This is well written with great clues that lead and mislead at the same time. Great twists and turns which totally throw you off the scent (the cops too). They went in so many wrong directions yet finally reached the proper conclusion which I guess is how real cops do it too. Of course, all the cops have issues and there is tension all over the place. A wrong word from one, sets another off and so forth. Very true to life and IMO as you'd expect a police department to function
Florida's Gulf Coast community of Sereno Key has been shaked to the core by a ritualistic murder. Though an arrest is quickly made, Dective Louis Kincaid feels strangely unsettled. His uncertainty is confirmed as a second body is discovered and than a third-each branded with the bizarre trademarks of a serial killer whose blood lust is growing. Now in a race against time, Kincaid will do whatever is necessary to stop the slaughter. Before becoming the next victim of a predater more twisted than he ever imagined...