This book offers a serial killer thriller to rival those of Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, and Karin Slaughter. It is a terrifying second novel from Jillian Hoffman, author of top ten best-selling debut Retribution..."Like Patterson or Cornwell, Hoffman creates vivid, engrossing crime investigations." (Time Out). Evil sees you: two years ago ...
This book offers a serial killer thriller to rival those of Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, and Karin Slaughter. It is a terrifying second novel from Jillian Hoffman, author of top ten best-selling debut Retribution..."Like Patterson or Cornwell, Hoffman creates vivid, engrossing crime investigations." (Time Out). Evil sees you: two years ago William Bantling was put on death row by Florida's Assistant State Attorney, CJ Townsend - for the torture and murder of eleven young women. Evil hears you: now three cops crucial to Bantling's conviction have been brutally slain. CJ knew them all - and the shocking secret they took to their graves. Evil knows you: but clear that somebody else also knows the truth - though their reasons for wanting it kept quiet are very different to CJ's. Which leaves her with a terrifying choice: reveal the secret she swore to keep and stay alive - or be its last witness, and the next to die...Praise for Jillian Hoffman: "Intensely readable." (Guardian). "Grim and gripping." (Crimespree). "Writes like an angel." (Independent on Sunday). "Hugely readable." (Daily Mirror). Jilliane Hoffman was an Assistiant State Attorney between 1992 and 1996. Until 2001 she was the regional advisor for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement advising special agents on complex investigations including narcotics, homicide and organised crime. She lives in Florida and is the author of Retribution, Last Witness, Plea of Insanity and Pretty Little Things.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-03-21 Truth and justice collide in former prosecutor Hoffman's sequel to Retribution. Miami Assistant State Attorney C.J. Townsend finds herself living a nightmare, beginning with a call to go to the homicide scene of Victor Chavez, a cop who helped her convict serial killer William Bantling. Chavez's body has been mutilated, his tongue twisted into what a former DEA officer calls the "Colombian necktie." Early clues to this and subsequent, equally brutal, murders point to Florida's drug underworld, but Townsend's fianc?, Special Agent Dominick Falconetti, and his team track the case back to Bantling. Falconetti is arrested for assaulting the ever-taunting Bantling, but even with the lead detective off the investigation, troubling facts emerge, while Townsend, haunted by her role in Bantling's trial (she withheld evidence to put the man who raped her on death row), tries to distance herself. Instead, she must confront her torturer in court, putting her career, her relationship and eventually her life at risk. Reminders of fictional predecessors (Bantling in Hannibal Lecter restraints, Townsend's Dirty Harriet heroics) and occasional uninspired romantic passages are Hoffman's weakness; procedural detail and methodical depiction of the horrific are her strength. She combines the gruesome precision of Patricia Cornwell, the courtroom savvy of Linda Fairstein and the Miami setting of Edna Buchanan to produce an unsettling tale that, unlike most detective fiction, is not neatly tied up at the end. Agent, Luke Janklow. Foreign rights sold in 10 countries. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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