Cross and Burn
Overview - "McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. . . . She's the best we've got."-- New York Times Book Review Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid's work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Read more...
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"McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. . . . She's the best we've got."--New York Times Book Review
Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid's work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Her latest, Cross and Burn
, picks up where The Retribution
left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK--clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan--who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further.
Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops.
Someone is killing women. Women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before.
An edge-of-your-seat page-turner from one of the best crime writers we have, Cross and Burn
is a chilling, unforgettable read. "Smooth. Confident. Deeply satisfying. What else can you say about McDermid's writing? . . . The Jordan-Hill relationship remains the star of the show. . . . It's a match made in heaven amid hell on earth."--Entertainment Weekly on The Torment of Others
- ISBN-13: 9780802122049
- ISBN-10: 0802122043
- Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
- Publish Date: October 2013
- Page Count: 438
- Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.25 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.66 pounds
Publishers Weekly Reviews
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McDermid’s fiendishly clever eighth novel featuring forensic psychologist Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan (after The Retribution) finds the two partners on the outs. Jordan has resigned from the Bradfield, England, police force and taken up a labor-intensive DIY job. Hill is still struggling with the events that have driven Jordan from his life. Meanwhile, Det. Sgt. Paula McIntyre, who formerly served with Jordan, catches two cases—one involving a missing person, the other a vicious murder—that together engulf her both personally and professionally. A psychopath is intent on kidnapping and training the perfect wife—and beating to death and disfiguring his “mistakes.” When McIntyre’s decision to seek help from Hill takes a drastic, unexpected turn, she’s forced to turn to the reclusive Jordan instead. The villain may be a mere foil, but the ingenious way in which he tests the mettle of Hill and Jordan is not to be missed by fans of the unusual sleuthing duo. Agent: Jane Gregory, Gregory & Company. (Oct.)