• In for the Kill

  • By: John Lutz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (552 ratings)

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In for the Kill

By: John Lutz
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Publisher's summary

Frank Quinn, the relentless detective who made his debut in John Lutz’s acclaimed thriller Darker Than Night, faces his toughest - and most personal - case yet...

An invitation written in blood...A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they’ve been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood.

To catch a killer - or die next....

Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn’s nerves don’t rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer’s victims spell out “Q-u-i-n-n,” the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine. Then a fresh victim is linked to the one woman Quinn can’t stop desiring. Hunting down killers is what Quinn does best. But this time, Quinn is up against a psychopath that will test him as never before....

©2007 John Lutz (P)2007 Books on Tape

Critic reviews

"A very scary and suspenseful read." (Booklist)
"Lutz gives us further proof of his enormous talent for crafting great police fiction." (Publishers Weekly)

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formulaic if you have read other Quinn books

What did you like best about In for the Kill? What did you like least?

Great story, well told and lots suspense.

Would you recommend In for the Kill to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes if they hadn't bought any other books featuring Quinn but as for buying more of them I'd tell them to keep in mind the phrase "a distinction without a difference".

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Pearl Krasner's mother

Was In for the Kill worth the listening time?

yes

Any additional comments?

Lutz's books featuring Detective Quinn are a good read or listen if you limit yourself to one. I won't be buying any more of them. If I have to listen how Federman's sleeve becomes unbuttoned and his fashion sense once again I'll go mad. The same descriptions of the main characters are used over and over again and remain unchanged in other books. The same repetitive plot as well: the villain is transformed into a serial killer by an earlier experience and must re-enact it and make it a contest against Quinn. I enjoyed the first book but then tedium set in, so no more for me.

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