That's the message discovered atop an elementary school in downtown Atlanta. Across the street are the bodies of fourteen innocent men and women, each quickly and cleanly murdered. The sniper Galileo is on the loose. Read more...
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That's the message discovered atop an elementary school in downtown Atlanta. Across the street are the bodies of fourteen innocent men and women, each quickly and cleanly murdered. The sniper Galileo is on the loose. He can end a human life from hundreds of yards away. And he is just getting started.
Where others see puzzles, Esme Stuart sees patterns, and these outside-the-box inductive skills made her one of the FBI's top field operatives. But she turned her back on all that eight years ago to start a family and live a normal life. She now has a husband and a daughter and a Long Island home to call her own, far removed from the bloody streets of Atlanta.
But Galileo's murders escalate and her beleaguered old boss needs the help of his former protegee. But how can she turn her back on her well-earned quiet life? How would she ever be able to justify such a choice to her husband? To her daughter?
And what will happen when Galileo turns his scope on them?"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2010-07-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Sexist overtones mar this otherwise enjoyable thriller. Housewife Esme Stuart closed the door on her promising FBI career when she married Rafe Stuart and moved to idyllic Long Island. Eight years later, their harmonious marriage begins to unravel. When a sniper racks up 14 kills in Atlanta and six more in Texas, injuring Esme's former boss, Esme immediately books a flight to Amarillo, Tex., and joins the hunt for the killer despite Rafe's protests. Her choice and the case's fallout may irreparably damage her perfect life. Esme's daughter, Sophie, exists solely so Rafe can chide Esme for neglecting her, and Corin (Nuclear Winter Wonderland) makes it clear that only Esme's career choices are to blame for her unhappiness, but even readers who dislike this moral will be enthralled by faultless action scenes. (Sept.)