The Killing Hour

The Killing Hour

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Summertime and the killing is easy...For three summers, the residents of Atlanta have been gripped by terror when the temperature creeps up to a hundred. For with the relentless heat comes a vicious killer. Each time, he takes two girls. Each day, he waits for the first body to be discovered, a body that contains all the clues investigators need to find the second victim, who waits, prey to a slow but certain death. The police are never in time; the bodies always found months later in remote and dangerous places. As a heatwave of epic proportions descends, the game begins again. Two girls disappear and the clock is ticking. Rookie agent Kimberly Quincy stumbles across the first body in the grounds of the FBI training facility at Quantico. She's been face to face with a serial killer before and knows only too well why the killer has chosen Quantico to start the chase. This time he's raising the stakes; he wants the FBI's finest to come out and play...Chilling and mesmerising by turns, THE KILLING HOUR is Lisa Gardner's finest thriller to date.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 165 x 244 x 36mm | 652g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752852264
  • 9780752852263

About Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner sold her first novel when she was just 20 years old. In 1993 she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in international relations. She lives in New England with her husband.show more

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Cancel the weekend, put your feet up and immerse yourself in what is sure to become the number 1 crime read this summer. Lisa Gardner is back with a vengeance, offering a story so horrific that from the first pages you turn, you won't want to put the book down until you've finished. It is the summer of 2003 and another heatwave has hit the state of Virginia. At Quantico, the FBI training grounds, trainee FBI agent Kimberley Quincy stumbles across a body and is soon embroiled with the impossibly handsome Special Agent MacCormack in the hunt for a killer who has been taunting police for five years. Each year, in the blistering heat, the relentless serial killer kidnaps two girls, leaving one dead near a freeway whilst the second is dumped alive in one of the most inhospitable places nature can offer with a gallon of water and her purse. Left to fight nature itself and see if she has the strength to survive. Most don't. And now he appears to have struck again, this time personally targeting his main opponent - MacCormack. Fast-paced, flitting between investigator, murderer and victim, Lisa Gardner spins a compulsive tale, vividly described to ensure shivers down the spine whilst eyes widen at the horror of the deaths. Once more featuring Kimberley's dad, FBI profiler Quincy, and his girlfriend Rainie, this is a race against time, against authority and against nature. And that's only to find the victims and not the killer himself..... - Lucy Watsonshow more

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3 18% (3,429)
2 2% (401)
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