Pattern Crimes

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Penguin Group USA, Apr 1, 1988 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Seemingly random victims are being brutally murdered, their bodies mutilated with strange markings. Yet David Bar-Lev, chief of the Pattern Crimes unit of Jerusalem's police, searches for a pattern to these acts. To his amazement, he discovers that the murders are merely part of an even larger and infinitely more shocking pattern.

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A series of murder victims marked with double slashes galvanizes the Jerusalem police into action. Staunch, sensitive, and handsome David Bar-Lev, 36-year-old commanding officer of the Pattern Crimes ... Read full review

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This is a very satisfying police procedural set in Jerusalem. It is fast paced and very intense. Highly recommended reading, very entertaining. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Crime writer David Hunt is the pen name of William Bayer, a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University. Bayer was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Information Agency where he created many documentaries, two of which received Cine Golden Eagle awards. His feature film titled Mississippi Summer won Best Feature by a Director at the Chicago International Film Festival. Bayer has written several novels including In Search of a Hero, Switch, Wallflower, Mirror Maze, and Peregrine, which won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He has also authored Breaking Through, Selling Out, and the nonfiction work Dropping Dead and Other Notes on Film Making. After Bayer moved to San Francisco, he began writing under David Hunt, his pen name. Among his most recent novels are The Magician's Tale and Trick of Light.

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