Publication: GP Putnam's Sons, 1987, New York
First edition. Inscribed and dated by the author. Fine in fine dust jacket. Miami detective Mercedes Barren, recovering from a traumatic shooting, has transferred to the quiet of the forensics department to get her life back on track; however, everything is put on hold when she receives a wrenching phone call ... her niece has been brutally murdered. Before long, she uncovers the shocking truth ... the killer is a professional photographer and is engaging in “copycat” murders across the country while forcing a young student to document every horrific crime. The woman is his stenographer of cruelty and if she drops her pen, she’ll end up being his next “subject.” As her already fragile life begins to fall to pieces, Mercedes makes it her mission to track down this cold-blooded killer even if it means enlisting the help of his brother, a psychiatrist specializing in sex offenders. Can they catch him before his camera flashes next and snuffs out another life?
Inventory Number: 21721