Nightlife

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Quercus, 2007 - Police - 373 pages
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When the cousin of Los Angeles underworld figure Hugo Poole is found shot dead in his Portland, Oregon, home, police find nothing at the scene of the crime except several strands of blonde hair hinting that a second victim may have been involved. Hotel security tapes from the victim's last vacation reveal a young blonde woman entering and leaving his room. Could she also be a murder victim?Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbes is determined to solve the case and locate the missing blonde, but her feelings, and the investigation, are complicated when Hugo hires P. I. Joe Pitt to perform a parallel investigation. As Joe and Catherine form an uneasy alliance, the murder count rises-and both realize that the woman in the security tapes is not a victim at all. As Catherine follows the evidence, she finds herself in a deadly contest with an unpredictable adversary capable of changing her appearance and identity at will. Catherine must use everything she knows, as a homicide detective and as a woman, to stop a murderer who kills on impulse and with ease, and who becomes more efficient and elusive with each crime.

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The creator of comic thrillers such as Metzger's Dog and the disappearing acts in the Jane Whitefield series returns with his 14th novel, a brutal though somewhat hollow tale of a serial killer. In ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Thomas Perry won an Edgar for The Butcher's Boy, and Metzger's Dog was one of The New York Times' Notable Books of the Year. His other books include The Face-Changers, Shadow Woman, Dance for the Dead and Vanishing Act. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.

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