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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lutz Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Frank Quinn Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781415965870
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Homicide detective Frank Quinn can’t stay retired when a new breed of murdering madman is on the prowl. In a city terrorized by bloody brutality, Quinn and his team hunt a psychopath who lures beautiful women into a night of unbridled passion, then wakes them to a vicious, drawn-out death. Stumbling over a trail of horribly defiled bodies, Quinn can't seem to catch up to the killer—because the killer is about to catch up to him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lutz knows how to make you shiver.”

    Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

  • A 2010 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jadine | 2/14/2014

    " free for Kindle "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roxanne | 2/13/2014

    " Right now I'm just trying to get thru the book. Way to many characters and subplots to keep track of...but much like any book I start, I'll finish this one. Not one I'll recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DJ Wilson | 1/26/2014

    " I have really enjoyed the Frank Quinn Series from John Lutz, but this one had too many story lines that made it confusing. Most of it tied up nicely in a frantic finish , however the Hobbs storyline just didn't make sense, and didn't really have a place in the book. Looking forward to the next one though! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matthew | 1/19/2014

    " Way too wordy. The action parts of the book were intruiging and enjoyable but they were padded with too much fluff between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 1/9/2014

    " It was pretty good. After Lawrence Norfolk, I needed something very focused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 1/9/2014

    " started of nicely with suspence and an intricate plot but the writer never kept the peaked suspence. readible "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette Ponte | 12/31/2013

    " The three "Kill" books were very good chilling reads. I liked the main characters a lot and hope they appear again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 12/26/2013

    " I enjoyed this book with Frank Quinn. The plots moves along and even though there are subplots and many characters I found it held my attention to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/8/2013

    " This book was a free one I downloaded to my Kindle. It was okay, but some of the murder scenes were too graphic and morbid for my taste. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blakely | 12/5/2013

    " His books are always good thrillers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Starck | 11/28/2013

    " This series by John Lutz takes the reader into the life of detectives who specialize in finding serial killers. Pretty bloody in the details, but I've read a couple because I was focusing on the detectives and their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 7/15/2013

    " Am Nutz for Lutz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/25/2013

    " Another new author for me, John Lutz writes a good murder mystery. I found the extremely large number of characters and similar character names confusing for awhile, but the plot is intricately drawn with constant plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/3/2013

    " Realy like Lutz. Mystery and great story telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie (Kwiltreader) | 3/12/2013

    " Too many story lines, not enough wrap up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luann | 2/23/2013

    " Another non-stop page turner from Lutz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 10/14/2012

    " Good mystery - kind of gross though "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 10/8/2012

    " I got this book as a free Kindle download and feel like that was still too much to pay. Pure garbage and I'm a little embarrassed I actually read the whole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 9/20/2012

    " A great addition to the "Kill" series. Another twisted plot that kept me guessing. I had thought that Zoe the psychoanalyst would have been in on the murders somehow but I was wrong. I loved the ending and how it leaves things hanging about the realtionship with Pearl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gidget | 7/18/2012

    " The main story was good but there were a couple side stories that didn't need to be in the book, just made it confusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 1/15/2012

    " Well-written thriller with very good characters and a good story. Unfortunately, the ending was not very well pulled together, keeping it from getting four stars. Still a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynda | 9/22/2011

    " I really wish I had read the first in the series first, it would have answered some of the questions I felt got unanswered in other books. The author has good ideas, I just think he needs a better editor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gidget | 4/23/2011

    " The main story was good but there were a couple side stories that didn't need to be in the book, just made it confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/7/2011

    " Realy like Lutz. Mystery and great story telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 11/12/2010

    " Well-written thriller with very good characters and a good story. Unfortunately, the ending was not very well pulled together, keeping it from getting four stars. Still a good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roxanne | 10/19/2010

    " Right now I'm just trying to get thru the book. Way to many characters and subplots to keep track of...but much like any book I start, I'll finish this one. Not one I'll recommend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 8/29/2010

    " I got this book as a free Kindle download and feel like that was still too much to pay. Pure garbage and I'm a little embarrassed I actually read the whole book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 7/31/2010

    " I enjoyed this book with Frank Quinn. The plots moves along and even though there are subplots and many characters I found it held my attention to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 5/10/2010

    " The three "Kill" books were very good chilling reads. I liked the main characters a lot and hope they appear again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 4/6/2010

    " It was pretty good. After Lawrence Norfolk, I needed something very focused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 2/4/2010

    " started of nicely with suspence and an intricate plot but the writer never kept the peaked suspence. readible "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/25/2009

    " This book was a free one I downloaded to my Kindle. It was okay, but some of the murder scenes were too graphic and morbid for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/5/2009

    " This series by John Lutz takes the reader into the life of detectives who specialize in finding serial killers. Pretty bloody in the details, but I've read a couple because I was focusing on the detectives and their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 11/15/2009

    " A great addition to the "Kill" series. Another twisted plot that kept me guessing. I had thought that Zoe the psychoanalyst would have been in on the murders somehow but I was wrong. I loved the ending and how it leaves things hanging about the realtionship with Pearl. "

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About the Author
Author John Lutz

John Lutz is the author of more than forty novels and two hundred short stories and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. He is the recipient of the Edgar Award and the Shamus Award. His novel SWF Seeks Same was made into the movie Single White Female, starring Bridget Fonda. He is the author of two private eye series and divides his time between homes in St. Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.