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* A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK SPRING 2016 *

When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she’s seen this MO before.

A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer ‘the Samaritan’, but with no leads, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt.

That’s when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He’s a skilled manhunter who shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man Allen and her team are tracking. As the slaughter intensifies, Blake must find a way to stop it . . . even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him.

From the author of THE KILLING SEASON comes the thrilling new Carter Blake novel.

Reviews

'A sprawling American epic delivered with panache.'
Barry Forshaw, INDEPENDENT
'If you love Michael Connelly and Robert Crais thrillers that pack action and nerve-shredding suspense while moving to a cool Los Angeles vibe, you'll rave about this.'
PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH
Even jaded genre readers will be absorbed by Cross's second thriller . . . Cross makes the most of perspectives . . . building up to a logical but surprising climax
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Fans of Jeffery Deaver - that other thrill-master who can't resist piling on the climactic twists even as the lights are coming up and you're looking for your umbrella - should be enthralled
KIRKUS REVIEWS