Author(s): Richard Montanari
The streets of Philadelphia are blistering in the summer heat, the homicide rate is soaring and the nights belong to the mad. Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano are prowling the streets with a growing sense of unease. Where next will evil rear its ugly head? When a series of seemingly unrelated crimes shatter the restless silence of the city, their worst fears are confirmed. A beautiful secretary is slashed to death in a grimy motel shower. A street hustler brutally murdered with a chainsaw. Piece by piece, a strange and sickening puzzle presents itself: someone is meticulously recreating Hollywood's most well-known and horrifying murder scenes, capturing them on film and inserting the clips into videos - for an unsuspecting public to find. While Kevin Byrne begins furtive investigations of his own, Jessica Balzano goes undercover to work the steaming back alleys of Philadelphia, entering a violent world of underground film, pornography and seedy nightclubs, hidden to all but the initiated. Discovering that none of The Actor's victims are as innocent as they appear to be, the two detectives arrive at a terrifying reality: They are not just chasing a homicide suspect. They are stalking evil itself ...
The Rosary Girls author Richard Montanari delivers another spell-binding, unputdownable thriller 20041021
Richard Montanari is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rosary Girls as well as the internationally acclaimed thrillers Kiss of Evil, Deviant Way and The Violet Hour, all of which were published in more than twenty countries. He is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist and his work appears regularly in national and regional publications in America. His next thriller featuring Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano, Broken Angels, will be published in April 2007. For more about Richard Montanari, visit www.richardmontanari.co.uk