Is evil alive...? Dr Jerry Halpern is trying to find out, studying for his PhD on the subject. Dexter Morgan, meanwhile, has a few wicked things of his own to contend with - not least, planning his wedding to Rita to complete his nice-guy disguise. But when a student of Halpern's is found burnt, molested and headless - seemingly sacrificed to an ...
Is evil alive...? Dr Jerry Halpern is trying to find out, studying for his PhD on the subject. Dexter Morgan, meanwhile, has a few wicked things of his own to contend with - not least, planning his wedding to Rita to complete his nice-guy disguise. But when a student of Halpern's is found burnt, molested and headless - seemingly sacrificed to an ancient god - and Dex is brought in as forensic analyst to help investigate, he realises he could be dealing with someone a whole lot more sinister than he is. Soon it seems the dark passenger in Dexter's head has gone into hiding. And when something creeps out your friendly neighbourhood serial killer, you know it's serious...As Halpern and Dexter are stalked by death, it looks like it's getting personal - especially as Dex now has a family to protect. Gradually, Dexter realises his stepchildren might share his extra-curricular interest in death. Could he help them target their bloodlust, just as he steers his own? But to do that, Dex must cope with a certain mutilated sergeant from his past, and more importantly...stay alive...
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Loved this book. Couldn't wait to read it! Very strong characters! Some quirky but loveable! Dexter takes out the human garbage! But still a caring and hard working man! Bad guys don't stand a chance.
Jul 16, 2009
Although I have seen some of the Showtime episodes of Dexter, this was the first novel that I've read. I can't wait for the new one to come out in September.
Oct 27, 2007
Dark and Definitely Captivating Dexter
Another exciting chapter in the any life of any book reader's favorite vigilante serial killer psychopath. Strangely enough he is a likeable guy who just happens to have a "Dark Passenger" guiding him in place of a soul and conscience. In this tale Dexter is preparing to marry a woman who has two children who have the same unfortunate condition as Dex. Danger is threatening but Dexter seems to be missing his inner entity which makes him vulnerable and struggles to protect his future family. The children's "Dark Passenger" even lend a hand in this fun ride. A satisfying and amusing psychotic ending. You will be waiting for the further adventures for sure.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-07-23 In Lindsay's third novel to feature endearing Miami cop and serial killer Dexter Morgan (after 2005's Darkly Devoted Dexter), the Dark Passenger, the voice inside Dexter's head that from time to time drives him to the "Theme Park of the Unthinkable," inexplicably disappears while Morgan is investigating a gruesome double murder on the University of Miami campus. The crime scene, at which two co-eds were ritualistically burned and beheaded, gives even the human vivisection-loving vigilante the creeps. As the burned and beheaded body count continues to mount, Morgan realizes that the force behind the killings is something even more evil than his Dark Passenger. Though the macabre wit that powered the first two installments of this delightfully dark series (also a hit on TV's Showtime) is still evident, this third entry takes a decidedly deep introspective turn as Dexter is forced to contemplate not only life without his enigmatic companion but also who-or what-he truly is. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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