by Chris Carter
Book 2 in the Robert Hunter series
Imagine your worst fear – and then meet your worst nightmare… A priest is beheaded, a dog’s head is put on his body. A woman burns alive in an abandoned house. Another is hung on the feet and drowned in her own bathtub. Detective Robert Hunter and his colleague Garcia are hunting for a brutal and unscrupulous killer. A merciless killer who knows what his victims fear most.
Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest’s head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim’s chest, the figure ‘3’ has been scrawled in blood.
At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims?
Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims’ minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim.