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Cross and burn / Val McDermid.

By: McDermid, Val, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: McDermid, Val, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan: book 8.Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2014Description: 501 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781444820584; 1444820583 .Subject(s): Police psychologists -- England -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Fiction | Hill, Tony, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Jordan, Carol, Detective Chief Inspector (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore, and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target. This is a killer like no other, hell-bent on inflicting the most severe and grotesque punishments on his prey. As the case becomes ever more complex and boundaries begin to blur, Tony and Carol must work together once more to try to save the victims - and themselves.
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Originally published: London: Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore, and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target. This is a killer like no other, hell-bent on inflicting the most severe and grotesque punishments on his prey. As the case becomes ever more complex and boundaries begin to blur, Tony and Carol must work together once more to try to save the victims - and themselves.

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McDermid's last book, The Retribution, ended with partners profiler Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan completely estranged, Tony having failed to predict when a serial killer bent on revenge against both partners would next strike. The new novel picks up several months later, with neither Tony nor Carol currently working for the police, and Tony completely ignorant as to Carol's whereabouts. When Carol's former right-hand detective becomes entrenched in a serial murder case-where the victims, all female, bear a striking resemblance to Carol-both Carol and Tony are confronted with their pasts and a terrifying possible future. Verdict McDermid fans will undoubtedly line up to check out the eighth title in this gritty series. Devotees of the BBC series Wire in the Blood, also based on the characters, will provide a further built-in audience. Other potential readers might be dissuaded, however, by the book's detailed, sadistic acts committed against the proverbial female victim; violent acts that are emphasized via McDermid's writerly tendency to swap narrators each chapter, employing the voice of the victim in one chapter, the voice of the serial killer the next. [See Prepub Alert, 4/22/13.]-Jennifer Rogers, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. Lib., Richmond (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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