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Insidious intent / Val McDermid.

By: McDermid, Val, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: McDermid, Val, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan: book 10.Description: 424 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781408709337; 1408709333 ; 9781408709320 ; 1408709325 .Subject(s): Hill, Tony, Doctor (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Jordan, Carol, Detective Chief Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Thrillers (Fiction).DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: 'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .'A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable.As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . .Discover the pulse-pounding new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

When charred human remains are discovered in the driver's seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate. They soon discover that what appeared to be a terrible accident is, in fact, murder. Delving deeper into the case, they begin the dangerous hunt for a most sinister killer with the power to inflict untold fear and pain on their victims.

'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .'A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable.As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . .Discover the pulse-pounding new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.

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Psychologist Tony Hill and former detective Carol Jordan discover that misdirected anger can be fatal in this latest installment (after Splinter the Silence) of McDermid's engrossing crime series. After leaving the police and renovating her brother's barn, Carol has returned to the force to lead the Regional Major Incident Team (ReMIT). Carol and Tony are soon investigating several murders that they suspect are linked. In the north of England, a pattern emerges: female wedding guests are later found murdered in their burned-out cars. The killer's meticulous attention to detail ensures that no identifying material remains. The case quickly grinds to a halt, delighting the top brass who want ReMIT, and especially Carol, to fail. In addition, Carol struggles with how she was reinstated. DS Paula McIntyre's teenage ward discovers that the Internet can be an unforgiving place, and DC Stacey Chen continues to wield her electronic wizardry. The killer is wily, but ReMIT is tenacious. Using careful police work, the team eventually unearths the culprit, leading to a shocking denouement. VERDICT McDermid's fully developed characters, superior plotting, and excellent writing result in a police procedural that will please all mystery and thriller fans. [See Prepub Alert, 6/26/17; library marketing.]-Penelope J.M. Klein, Fayetteville, NY © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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