Outside San Francisco, a sting of NGI's--violent sociopaths found not guilty by reason of insanity--have been sent back into society, and, one by one, mysteriously disappeared....Beautiful psychologist Alison Chapley wants to know why and sets off on a search for answers that lures her and her former lover, medical examiner Carroll Monks, into a menacing and increasingly macabre dance with a brilliant psychopath known only as Naia....Naia's perverse and carefully chosen clues--plaster masks, a snuff videotape, a deadly cobra--draw Alison into a psychological seduction she's powerless to resist. Running out of time, Monks's only chance to save Alison is to outwit this twisted mastermind in a deranged and deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 106.68 x 165.1 x 22.86mm | 113.4g
- 07 Nov 2000
- Thumb Indexed a.
"A chilling and fast-moving thriller."-- Phillip Margolin""E.R. "meets "Psycho."..terse, moody, compelling."-- Bonnie MacDougal, author of "Angle of Impact""A mesmerizing thriller [with] a strong sense of menace...McMahon maintains the suspense to the bitter end."-- "Kirkus Reviews""The ending will knock your socks off."-- James Welch, author of "Fools Crow"