The exciting new thriller from the author of A Thin Dark Line
Some killers are born.
Some are made.
For him, the question is irrelevant. The taste for murder has always been present. In a wooded Minneapolis park, he performs his profane ceremony. He arranges the body to his satisfaction. He pours the accelerant, anointing the dead. Then he lights the match. "Ashes to ashes."
The newspapers have dubbed him the Cremator. He has already claimed three lives. And he won't stop there. He has a plan for greatness. Only this time there is a witness. A teenage runaway with a murky past, Angie DiMarco has seen the face of the killer in the flickering light of the funeral pyre. Now the police have Angie, but Angie isn't talking.
Enter Kate Conlan. Once an up-and-coming FBI agent, she left the Bureau under a cloud of scandal. Now, instead of catching criminals, she helps their victims and protects witnesses. The job of advocate suits her just fine -- until she's assigned to Angie. Not even Kate can tell if the youth is a reluctant witness, a potential victim, or something more troubling still.
Amid a frenzy of public hysteria, politics, and media attention, Kate is confronted with the most difficult role of her career -- and her life. For she is the one woman who has what it takes to takes to stop the Cremator...and the one woman he wants next....Continua