Two years ago, after narrowly escaping the clutches of a psychotic serial killer, San Diego homicide detective Sami Rizzo hung up her badge. And despite the feeling of regret that has haunted her since she resigned, Sami convinced herself that she is happier off the beat. But when a body, dressed to the nines, turns up in San Diego’s Mission Bay Park displaying a split sternum with surgical precision, Sami’s interest is piqued.
"Good thriller, didn't like detectives' love story"
Experience a new kind of terror. Meet Simon. This highly intelligent and deceptively charming physical therapist loves to touch people: "Inflicting pain through aggressive manipulation helped the healing process." Simon has a secret calling. He believes that God has given him absolute authority to purify his unholy victims through a ritual that ends in grisly crucifixions. Driven by twisted religious beliefs and guided by his dead mother, very much alive in his subconscious mind, Simon abducts "chosen ones" and holds them captive in a Room of Redemption. There, the victims helplessly await deliverance.
"Wish it would've..."
As second in command, Katherine Ann Miles understands the responsibilities of her role as vice president. But when the president of the United States dies from a heart attack only eight months into his term, Katherine feels utterly unprepared to assume the highest office in the land. Yet the new president has little time to dwell on the battles raging with Congress and within her own marriage: Iran is making pointed, grave threats toward Israel, and she will have to employ all her skills and diplomacy to avert a major military conflict.