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By Jonathan Santlofer

Nate Rodriguez is a police caricature artist for the NYPD, and his good fortune price is excessive, with one out of 3 of his drawings resulting in an arrest. but if he's confronted with an strangely proficient killer, he realizes that he can have met his fit. For this killer is a guy a great deal like himself–a guy who sees and thinks in photos. A killer who leaves drawings on the crime scenes depicting his murders in chilling, gory–and prescient–detail.

As Nate's pics develop into a growing number of exact photos of the madman–the killer reveals how to thieve Nate's graphics after which imitate Nate's personal hand. The conflicting proof leads the police to suspect that Nate himself may be the killer and pushes Nate right into a scary cat and mouse chase for his quarry. existence and demise, paintings and artifice have by no means been so vividly certain jointly.

Jonathan Santlofer pushes the limits of the mystery to new heights with this masterful mix of artwork and suspense. With sequential sketches that trade through the text–first the killer's, then Nate's–Santlofer teases us with impossible to resist clues and mental info introduced in a hugely unique way.

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My grandmother turned the flame off the riego, got the cod fritters from the fridge, heated up a portion that was way too big, and presented the platter. I ate most of it while she nattered on about this poor soul and that one, and how people should be happier and kinder and why the man at the fish counter was a sneaky one trying to sell old fish, then asked again why I had no new girl in my life, and I had a brief flash of Terri Russo running her fingers through her hair. I told my grandmother I just wasn’t lucky with women and she suggested I make an offering to Oshun, the orisha of love, to which I sighed and she sighed too.

Worth it, if you asked Terri; it was the collar that had catapulted her into her current position, heading up an NYPD Homicide Resource Division out of Midtown North. Hell, she ought to thank the little creep. ” she asked the Brooklyn detective, though she already knew. It was the reason she’d been called—the drawing pinned to the dead man, same as the guy who’d been stabbed in midtown Manhattan. Stabbed, she thought, not shot. That didn’t make sense. The Brooklyn detective’s eyes did a slow dance over Terri’s breasts beneath her tight jean jacket, then back up to her face, her dark hair pulled into a ponytail that made her look about eighteen, though she’d be thirty-one in a week.

Otra cosa,” she said. “You will have to change something. ” She pointed to the paper and explained what it was she wanted me to add. I’d gotten into it, I always did, adding details, blending with my fingertips. “Bueno,” she said, then sat back and crossed herself. “But . . ” “What’s bad? ” “No, neno. ” She raised a jeweled hand to stop me from talking. “There is a man in the room—or the spirit of a man. Chango has sent a warning. I cannot see him, but . . ” My grandmother looked at me as if believing I could, but lifted a finger to my lips.

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