Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2009 - 352 pages
He's Been Waiting. . .
On death row, serial killer Kenneth Lee Grubb has six days to live. His last request? An interview with reporter Alex Chapa. What begins as a dream story soon turns into a nightmare for Alex. For amidst Grubb's taunts and boasts lies the horrific claim that someone is carefully repeating his past crimes. . .
For The Moment. . .
When nine people suddenly turn up dead, Alex realizes Grubb is telling the truth. Now the copycat killer is ready to pay his ultimate tribute to his idol. He's set his sights on Annie Sykes--or "Red" as Grubb calls her--the only survivor of his bloodlust fifteen years ago. . .
To Commit The Perfect Murder. . .
In a desperate race against time, Alex must find Annie and rescue her from the same fate she escaped a decade earlier. But what Alex doesn't know is that "Red" isn't the only one whose life is in danger. . .
"A riveting thriller. "Killing Red" demands to be read in one sitting." --James Rollins, "New York Times bestselling author "
"Fascinating! Dark and disturbing, "Killing Red" is not for the faint of heart. It kept me turning pages long into the night." --Lisa Jackson, "New York Times" bestselling author
""Killing Red" heralds a meteoric debut! Compulsively readable, crafted with surgical skill, Henry Perez's first novel tells a decade-spanning story of how evil can plant its seeds in the most mundane of all places and then spread like kudzu. Not since Thomas Harris burst onto the scene with "Black Sunday" has a debut thriller come along that sinks its hooks this deep into a reader from page one. Here's a public service message to all thriller lovers: Do not start this book at night if you want to get any sleep, because you will be up until you cross the finish line - pulse racing, skin sweaty - but happy as hell you decided to go on this magnificent thrill ride. Highest recommendation!" --Jay Bonansinga, National Bestselling Author of "Perfect Victim"
"Taut, provocative, and unforgettable. Henry Perez's Killing Red is the one debut novel you need to read this year." --Tasha Alexander, author of "A Fatal Waltz"
" "Killing Red" is an intense, smart read, and Alex Chapa is a character of flesh and blood. A terrific debut--bravo!" --Marcus Sakey, author of " The Blade Itself"