Author(s): Richard Montanari
In the most brutal killing crusade Philadelphia has seen in years, a series of young Catholic women are found dead, their bodies mutilated and their hands bolted together. Each clutches a rosary in her lifeless grasp. Veteran cop, Kevin Byrne and his rookie partner, Jessica Balzano set out to hunt down the elusive killer, who leads them deeper and deeper into the abyss of a madman's depravity. Suspects appear before them like bad dreams - and vanish just as quickly. While the body count rises, Easter is fast approaching: the day of resurrection and of the last rosary to be counted...
A STUNNING THRILLER SET TO BECOME ONE OF ARROW'S BIGGEST LAUNCHES OF 2006 'A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly' -- Tess Gerritsen 'Readers of this terrifying page-turner are in the hands of a master story-teller. Be prepared to stay up all night' -- James Ellroy 20041021
'A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly' - Tess Gerritsen 'Readers of this terrifying page-turner are in the hands of a master story-teller. Be prepared to stay up all night' - James Ellroy 'A specialist in serial killer tales... a wonderfully evocative writer' - Publishers Weekly 'A no-holds-barred thriller that thrusts the reader into the black soul of the killer... those with a taste for Thomas Harrls will look forward to the sure-to-follow sequel' - Library Journal 'One of the most terrifyingly evil stories I have read. Yet, with all it's violence, it is balanced by much compassion and beauty. I just couldn't put it down. This could be the book of the year.' - Norman Goldman, Barnes & Noble"
Richard Montanari is the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of Play Dead, The Rosary Girls, The Skin Gods and Broken Angels. His essays, profiles and features have appeared in scores of national and regional publications in America. Richard lives in Cleveland, Ohio.