|Publish Date:||Aug 2000|
|Number of Pages:||593|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 7.0 x 1.5|
Tami Hoag (nee Mikkelson) was born on January 20, 1959, in Cresco, Iowa. Her first novel, The Trouble with J. J., was published in 1988. Hoag's other works include Night Sins, Guilty as Sin, The Alibi Man, Prior Bad Acts, Dark Horse, Kill the Messenger, Deeper Than the Dead, and Down the Darkest Road. She is a past recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the Romantic Times and she writes novels in both the romance and the thriller genres. Hoag's series titles include: The Oak Knoll Series, The Loveswept Series, and the Kovac/Liska Series.
FBI agent Kate Conlan's career may have gone up in smoke, sticking her with a desk job in a backwater town, but now she's tracking a serial killer who burns his victims. Following the author's five New York Times best sellers.
The media call him "The Cremator"; the police call him "Smokey Joe". This serial killer, on the loose in Minneapolis, has already captured, tortured, killed, and burned three women when Kate Conlon enters the picture. This former FBI agent is now a witness advocate, assigned to Angie, a runaway teenager, who may have witnessed one of the murders. But Angie isn't talking. The FBI sends a top agent to assist the police after the third murder.
To Kate's dismay, they send John Quinn, her former lover. Reluctantly, the two work the case together. Hoag (A Thin Dark Line, Audio Reviews, LJ 3/1/98) creates an exciting story, with sympathetic characters and believable dialog. Melissa Leo delivers a powerful reading. Recommended. Joanna M. Burkhardt., Univ of Rhode Island, Coll. of Continuing Education Lib., Providence
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"Without a doubt... one of the most intense suspense writers around".-- Chicago Tribune
"[Tami Hoag] demonstrates just why she has become one of the hottest names in the suspense game. Bottom line: Leaves competition in the dust".--People
He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking.
Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still. Her superiors are interested only because the latest victim may be the daughter of Peter Bondurant, an enigmatic billionaire. When Peter pulls strings, Special Agent John Quinn gets assigned to the case. But the FBI's ace profiler of serial killers is the last person Kate wants to work with, not with their troubled history. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career--and her life. For she's the only woman who has what it takes to stop the killer... and the one woman he wants next.
"You'll want to lock the doors while you're reading".--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"An up-all-night read".-- The Detroit News
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