Eight in the Box: A Novel of Suspense

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 24, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The harrowing scene is always the same: the home of a single woman, no signs of forced entry, no evidence of an intruder, and no victim—only a bathtub filled with blood. Newly promoted homicide detective Angel Alves wants to make his mark in the department and a difference on the streets, but tracking this elusive serial killer sorely challenges his commitment and skills. Meanwhile, assistant DA Conrad Darget has his own hands full mentoring an ambitious young law student and rallying his fellow attorneys in their daily courtroom battles. With each new attack the twisted mystery only deepens, and the hunger for answers—and action—intensifies. No sane mind could comprehend the dark design behind it all. And no one can anticipate the final fateful strokes that will lead to a shocking endgame.

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Right from the start we learn that Eight in the Box is a legal term, referring to the number of people sitting on a jury. There are, quite literally, eight people in a box, in a courtroom, waiting to ... Read full review


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A debut about a serial killer who puts a literal spin on "blood bath."Stalking carefully selected professional women, the killer strikes lethally, then vanishes into the Boston shadows. Or that's what ... Read full review

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Raffi Yessayan spent eleven years as an assistant district attorney in Boston. Within two years of becoming a prosecutor he was named to the Gang Unit, ultimately becoming its chief. He recently left the DA’s office to go into private practice. He and his wife live in Massachusetts. This is his first novel.

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