Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Cover Price: $27.95
After his escape, McQueen has two things on his mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent-when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes. His other goal: to get revenge on the woman who stopped him all those years ago, now a high-profile lieutenant in the NYPSD and married to one of the city's richest men.
Commanding Eve's attention with a chilling and brazen crime, McQueen sets off the chase-forcing Eve down a road marked with blood and tears, a road that eventually leads southwest to Dallas, Texas, the home Eve fled long ago. And each new twist brings her closer to the harrowing memory of when she wasn't a hardened detective but a vulnerable girl just like McQueen's innocent prey. As her husband, Roarke, tries to rescue her from the nightmares that claw at her mind, and her partner, Peabody, doggedly works to support her, Eve must confront-and call upon-the darkest parts of her own soul to survive."
The 2 Beans Worth: Wow, oh wow, oh wow! Just when you think you've gleaned all you can out of Eve's past, it comes back and bites you! Now imagine how poor Eve feels. Once again she's thrown into a nasty case, and sadly it takes her back to her roots.
As darkly entertaining as ever, Eve and Roarke's trip from New York to Dallas is not to be missed. A word of caution though, this one is not for the squeamish or light of heart. It's a deeply disturbing tale, with at least a few scenes that will make you squirm due to their twistedness.
If you can manage it, then it's definitely worth the read. Watching Eve and Roarke battle the truly vile of the bad is great, but watching them grow as individuals and as a couple is even better.