by Black, Ethan.

Format: Print Book 2000
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Conrad Voort, the charismatic police detective from The Broken Hearts Club, pursues a devastatingly sexy and deceptively lethal serial seductress as venomous as she irresistible.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Paul Anderson is a top television producer for a major network. When he's discovered dead in a hotel room with his genitals removed, it's big news in the Big Apple. Millionaire NYPD detective Conrad Voort is assigned to the case because his ex-amour, Camilla Grey, is the victim's coworker. When a second victim is found sans genitals, the New York press dubs the killer "Jackie the Ripper," and Voort is in the middle of a media maelstrom. The narrative alternates between Voort's investigation, the twisted logic of the killer, and the mental gymnastics of the victims. Voort's biggest hurdle is finding a connection between the victims, and when he does, he's stunned to find he's fourth on the waiting list. This has all the elements of a best-seller: high-profile psychosexual serial murders, glamorous New York City setting, a rich and sexy hero, and lots of pop psychology to help us understand the mind of the killer. The conclusion is both exciting and melancholy as Voort not only learns the identity of the killer but also gains insights into his own psyche. Black has written an intelligent, sharp thriller, and it will benefit from the big marketing bucks that will support its launch. Expect significant demand. --Wes Lukowsky"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A female serial killer who knows everyone's secrets is at the center of Black's gripping, fast-moving second novel featuring New York City sex-crimes detective Conrad Voort (who debuted in The Broken Hearts Club). As the book opens, Voort is fantasizing about ex-girlfriend Camilla Ryan, host of a TV newsmagazine show and a possible suspect in the vicious mutilation and murder of network executive Paul Anderson. But Anderson is only one of four targets who have been marked for death by the real killer, the vivacious and insane Nora Clay. As the murders continue, Voort tries to balance his longing for Camilla with his feelings for a new (and newly pregnant) girlfriend. Investigators, believing conventional wisdom that serial killers are usually male, are thrown off-track by the clues left in Nora's wake. Voort's search for the common denominator that links the dead men leads to Nora, who works as a transcript typist. Her job gives Nora access to New York's best-kept secrets, which she uses to track her potential victimsÄand now Voort is on her list. Black has built his tale on character more than on plotÄeverything that Nora does is grounded in her solidly detailed and tragic past, making her a credible villain. He also expertly interweaves recurring themes, such as commitment issues, parenting and knowledge-as-power, to connect even the minor characters to the main mystery. In a single riveting sequence, the climax unites every thread Black has spun into the web of his stylish thriller. BOMC and QPB selections; audio rights to Dove. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Conrad Voort thriller
#1 - The Broken Hearts Club
#2 - Irresistible
#3 - All the dead were strangers
#4 - Dead for life
#5 - At Hell's Gate
Subjects Women serial murderers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Criminal investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Ballantine Books,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 391 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0345433475 (alk. paper)
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