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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (213 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Bernhardt Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781415928486
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Welcome to the world of Susan Pulaski, an unconventional and unusually subversive Las Vegas police behaviorist who’s already been canned once and has never been needed more. In Sin City, someone is ritually murdering handpicked victims, each with dirty secrets in their pasts. The killer’s gimmick: Not only does he leave behind parts of the victims’ bodies, he also writes obscure mathematical formulas–in their blood.

Pulaski doesn’t have a clue what the codes mean. But she knows someone who will. Darcy O’Bannon is a twenty-six-year-old whose autistic savant skills are perfect for unraveling the thinking of Vegas’s most savage serial killer, peering into a numerological mystery that stretches back hundreds of years.

With her own life one spark away from going off the rails, her department turned against her, and the lives of those she cares most about in jeopardy, Pulaski hunts for dangerous prey in the shadow of the Strip–with herself as the perfect bait. The incomparable William Bernhardt brings to life America’s most fascinating city and invites us to join one woman’s fight to stay sane, stay alive, and keep a killer from making the most shocking score of all.


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 12/23/2013

    " Some good parts and some drag...well written, kept me looking forward to getting back to it. Interesting how it ended but not surprised. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bree | 11/8/2013

    " LOVED this book. Not what I expected, but it was better than I expected in a way. It was a bit gruesome right off the bat, but even thought it TOLD you who the killer was from the beginning, it still had you wondering what was going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Mason | 9/24/2013

    " Intriguing plot - good characters. Set in Vegas. The main ones are a sort of recovering addict and an autistic savant who are trying to stop the serial killer. Unique serial killer. Only 4 stars because it is very violent. Much more so than I remember his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Mann | 9/18/2013

    " Bernhardt delivers a good plot w/ some nice secondary characters. I would like to see the primary characters develop faster than over a couple of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 9/8/2013

    " A former detective now profiles for the LVPD and uses a young math savant to help her solve a serial murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanna | 8/28/2013

    " Strip Search is an intense read and a great cliff-hanger. I have to say...I missed Ben Kincaid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 8/21/2013

    " I always like serial killer plots and this one was a quick and easy read. The problem I had was I did not like the main character, Susan. Except for Darcy, the characters were very weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snookie Fleming | 8/17/2013

    " I listened to the book on cd. It was great! I loved Darcy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Canary | 4/5/2013

    " OK, but less believable than "Dark Eye" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 12/29/2012

    " It takes place in Vegas and is a murder mystery but the story has a lot of depth of plot and involves an autistic young man and Kabbalah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/16/2012

    " The discussions on Caballah were excelllent as are the passages on the complexity of asberger's syndrome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 12/10/2012

    " Interesting plot. Quick read. Character development a little bit weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 11/23/2012

    " Calculus, kaballah, serial killing, addiction ... in a police procedural in Vegas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lark | 6/30/2012

    " This was a little more graphic than I like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 4/30/2012

    " It was not bad and it was interesting most of the time, but like with his previous book, I felt like the author tried to do too much with the plot and added unnecessary twists "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 11/29/2011

    " A gory, intense plot from beginning to end!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/24/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, although not as much as it's predecessor Dark Eye. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 9/25/2011

    " Good plot but it took me awhile to get into it. I liked the book, but not one of his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chip | 7/26/2011

    " I enjoyed the central thriller plot in this book, but wa a little distracted by the personal crises of the lead character. It seemed a little disconnected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charly | 5/14/2011

    " This was the first I had read by this author. Like many crime/suspense novels early on you had a sense of where it was going but how he got there was very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 4/18/2011

    " OK, but less believable than "Dark Eye" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanna | 3/12/2010

    " Strip Search is an intense read and a great cliff-hanger. I have to say...I missed Ben Kincaid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 3/18/2009

    " A former detective now profiles for the LVPD and uses a young math savant to help her solve a serial murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book, although not as much as it's predecessor Dark Eye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 1/14/2009

    " It takes place in Vegas and is a murder mystery but the story has a lot of depth of plot and involves an autistic young man and Kabbalah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/11/2009

    " I always like serial killer plots and this one was a quick and easy read. The problem I had was I did not like the main character, Susan. Except for Darcy, the characters were very weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 9/7/2008

    " A gory, intense plot from beginning to end!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 5/19/2008

    " The discussions on Caballah were excelllent as are the passages on the complexity of asberger's syndrome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/13/2008

    " Intriguing plot - good characters. Set in Vegas. The main ones are a sort of recovering addict and an autistic savant who are trying to stop the serial killer. Unique serial killer. Only 4 stars because it is very violent. Much more so than I remember his other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 1/20/2008

    " Interesting plot. Quick read. Character development a little bit weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 1/13/2008

    " Calculus, kaballah, serial killing, addiction ... in a police procedural in Vegas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chip | 12/20/2007

    " I enjoyed the central thriller plot in this book, but wa a little distracted by the personal crises of the lead character. It seemed a little disconnected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bree | 9/5/2007

    " LOVED this book. Not what I expected, but it was better than I expected in a way. It was a bit gruesome right off the bat, but even thought it TOLD you who the killer was from the beginning, it still had you wondering what was going on. "

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About the Author
Author William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of many novels and has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his three children.

About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.