Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail--and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sageness - LibraryThing
again with the rushed, dissatisfying ending. I don't remember the Mary Russell books having this problem. metaphysics tag for various theological discussions, inc Hindu and Hebrew. gender politics tag bc of sex/gender-based crimes. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Condorena - LibraryThing
A tough case of possible bride burning brings kate to suspecting the involvement os friends in an underground female vigilante group.I listened to this book and thought it was very well done. Read full review