It's not a choice, it's a must-read
The most-disturbing serial killer since Jeffery Dahmer is operating in downtown Milwaukee. Black plastic garbage bags bursting with the dismembered bodies of mothers, grandmothers, and unmarried women are being discarded in the city's back alleys. The victims all seem unrelated and the police are at a loss.
Crime columnist and blogger Elliot Stearns was a homicide detective until a gunman's bullet put him in a wheelchair. The shooting cost him his legs, his fiancée, and his sense of purpose. Now, a year later, his best friend and ex-partner, Jack Hartman, needs his help to discover who is abducting, torturing, and killing innocent women.
Stearns' only clue is that the murderer seems to employ the same methods used by doctors to perform abortions. Is the serial killer a pro-life activist making a grisly point or just a lunatic pretending to have a political agenda?
Stearns' search for the truth is complicated by his reacquaintance with his ex-fiancée, Caroline Becher. He wants her back, but she's not sure she wants him. As they slowly fall in love again, he begins to worry that their renewed romance is putting her in danger. He's right