Starts with a botch up in the sale of a heart. The heart disappears along with the money - This was blamed on an innocent doctor and the doctor cut off his hand to escape. Then bodies are found where the victim has been mercilessly tortured before being killed. Good book.
I had to knock off a star because I guessed the identity of the killer far in advance of it being revealed as even a possibility. That being said, this was a quite entertaining murder mystery thriller that was well worth reading. I enjoyed reading it, and while I wouldn't be likely to read it again, I would recommend it to others.
I have long been a fan of Philip Margolin and after reading Gone But Not Forgotten, I had to have more of his books and Wild Justice is worthy of his reputation. The villain in this book is even more evil, sick and twisted. The torture he inflicts on his victims is too horrible to think about, yet we keep on reading:) But, justice prevails in the end and the punishment is right-on!
Good thriller with a determined cop, Amanda, who is determined to catch a sadistic, serial killer who's hobby is learning about pain thresholds through his victims. Though it doesn't matter to me one way or another, the identity of the killer only becomes obvious during the last quarter of the book. Since the killer is so heinous because of the methods he uses, I recommend you don't read this alone at night.
Protags: Amanda Jaffe and Bobby Vasquez
Setting: Portland, OR
1st Sentence: "A lightning flash illuminated the Learjet that waited on the runway of the private airstrip moments before a thunderclap startled Dr. Clifford Grant."
This was a very suspenseful book but gory in some parts. There were a lot of characters to keep track of but an even number of good guys and bad guys. Margolin writes a thrilling book and I always look forward to his next one.
When a killing field is unearthed in the Oregon woods, it's linked to a Portland surgeon whose increasingly aggressive behavior and explosive temper have already drawn the attention of his colleagues. Neophyte attorney Amanda Jaffe takes second chair to her father, a successful criminal lawyer retained by Dr. Vincent Cardoni when he is charged with multiple counts of murder. The victims have one thing in common: they are missing vital organs, which were clearly harvested by an expert surgeon. Good Thriller