Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...
He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them...
Val McDermid's "Wire in the Blood "is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).
About the Author
Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year for "The Mermaids Singing." Her novel "A Place of Execution" won a "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year.
"Fine, intelligent, griping."--The New York Times
"A superb psychological thriller."--Cosmopolitan
"Shocking...stunningly exciting, horrifyingly good."--Ruth Rendell