When you're reading a crime novel, how do you know you're in the hands of a master storyteller? When a strand of fear coils around your spine and refuses to let go, even in your most relaxed moments. Multiple Edgar®- and Shamus-Award winner John Lutz is just such a writer, and Serial, his latest Frank Quinn thriller, is just such a book.
Restaurant hostess Millie Graff comes home from work one afternoon to find a naked stranger in her apartment—a maniac who gags her, violates her and subjects her to horrific torture, leaving her mutilated body with two signature clues. Nailing the killer is priority number one for the NYPD. Only the best investigator will do—and that means Frank Quinn.
Quinn wouldn't want it any other way…because Millie Graff is no faceless victim. Fifteen years ago, as a homicide detective, Quinn risked his life to pull an 11-year-old girl from a burning car. Now this killer has taken away forever the precious life that Quinn had saved. For him, this time it’s personal.
Quinn knows he’s up against a truly twisted mind. As the body count rises, he realizes it's not the ritual weapon that makes this killer so disturbing. It's who he kills—and how he makes them suffer.
Hardcover Book : 512 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle Books ( July 26, 2011 )
Item #: 13-351565
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.125inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
john has come a long way in his writing, and Serial is his best by for, i didn't guess he killer until the last few pages loved it.
Reviewer: barbara M
THIS BOOK HAD ME ON THE EDGE UNTIL THE LAST PAGE...I'VE READ IT 6 TIMES AND STILL LOVE IT.
Reviewer: Cindy F
This is one of my favorite authors, however, I thought this book was way too long and not up to his usual suspense filled books. I must be alone, as I just didn't think this was very good....too detailed.
John Lutz comes through again. This book is definately a page turner! I had to force myself to put the book down or else I would have stayed up all night until I finished it. I have never been disappointed in any of John Lutz's books,and I look forward to the next Quinn mystery.
Reviewer: Lynn M
I love this author and this book was so good, as are all of them, I finished it in four days. It does keep you guessing until the end. The only problem is now I have to wait until 2012 for the next book.
Reviewer: Terri G