His first three
victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate …
Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a
stroke, deliberately induced by a skillful manipulation of pressure points on
the head and neck. She can see, hear, and feel and is aware of everything going
on around her, but she is completely unable to move or communicate. Her
condition is called Locked-In Syndrome. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the
police believe the killer made his first mistake.
Then DI Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth: It isn’t
Alison who is the mistake, it’s the three women already dead. “An appropriate
margin of error” is how their killer dismisses them, and Thorne knows they are
unlikely to be the last. The killer is smart, and he’s getting his kicks out of
toying with Thorne as much as he is pursuing his sick fantasy. Thorne knows
immediately he’s not going to catch the killer with simple procedure. But with
little more than gut instinct and circumstantial evidence to damn his chief
suspect, anesthetist Jeremy Bishop, his pursuit of him is soon bordering on the
unprofessional. Especially considering his involvement with Anne Coburn,
Alison’s doctor and Jeremy’s close friend.
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