BEAUTIFUL copy. Both the book and the dust jacket are MINT. SIGNED by Burke in blue ink directly on the title page. Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Novel of 1999. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
For Four Long Years, No One Has Known What Became of Julia Sayre
On the morning after this mother of two disappeared, her family sought the help of reporter Irene Kelly. But despite Irene's best efforts, until now only one person has known where to find Sayre: her killer.
Nick Parrish, brilliant and sadistic, already faces the death penalty in a torture-murder case. Now he wants to cop a plea -- life imprisonment in exchange for directing police to the isolated mountain grave where he buried Julia Sayre. The D.A. agrees to the controversial deal, and form a specialized team of law enforcement and forensic experts to accompany Parrish on his grisly journey. When the Sayres and the newspaper pressure the D.A. to include Irene on the expedition, their wishes are honored over the protests of the team.
From the start, Parrish makes Irene the object of his unnerving attention. His knowing smile and relentless stares make her wonder if heavy chains, armed guards, and a protective search dog will be enough to keep him at bay.
But Nick Parrish's deadly plan to regain his freedom is already in motion, and Irene will need all her courage and ingenuity to remain the reporter -- not the victim -- in tomorrow's headlines.
Rezension: Nobody writes better than Jan Burke about the real world of print journalism, and that aspect of her latest Irene Kelly mystery is as strong as ever. The tensions of being the wife of a cop and continuing to work as a crime reporter in the Southern California desert city of Las Piernas have increased with each big story Irene covers: it's almost as though her associates are waiting for her to make some mistake, to fumble a story. When an edgy, rebellious teenage girl asks her to look for her missing mother, Irene crosses the path of a very dangerous serial killer--Nicholas Parrish. He is one of those totally anonymous but enormously gifted and resourceful villains found only in fiction. Parrish kills women who happen to look like Irene (and his abusive mother), and attracts devoted disciples to his grisly cause. Because of Irene's involvement, several more lives are damaged or endangered, and the strain takes its toll on the reporter's mental stability.
Burke is such a fine, realistic writer that she can tread her way carefully across territory already well covered by Patricia Cornwell, Jeffery Deaver, Thomas Harris, et al. and still find something new to say about ritual murder and forensic science. But her real talent is bringing to full, instant life a remarkable woman--and the city she lives and works in. --Dick Adler
Verlag: Simon & Schuster
Zustand: As New
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9693579
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2600454948
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85748153
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2659699768
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Some wear on book from reading, some spine creases, wear on binding and pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2660212272
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684855518I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684855518I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Simon and Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684855518I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Simon and Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684855518I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0684855518I3N00