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FBI agent Maggie O'Dell is facing her nemesis Albert Stucky, a butcher of women. After escaping prison by killing guards in transit, he begins his obsession with Maggie and feeds her fear of him by killing all women with whom she has even general conversations. Toying with a new love in her life, Maggie tries to move on but knows she can never do that until Stucky is dead. That oportunity comes and she knows she only has a split second to make the right decision.
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The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

When Albert Stucky escaped from prison, Maggie O'Dell knew her dangerous relationship with him could not end until he was dead. She obsessed over the case, despite the fact that the assistant director had removed her from it. Then women Maggie has come in contact with begin showing up dead, and Maggie is dragged back into the case. Working with a new and unwelcome partner, Maggie chases down clues hoping to find Stucky and the two women that are missing from her area--before it's too late for them and before Stucky has the chance to disappear again.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 80%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   government investigator    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   Mid-Atlantic states Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   rape (yeech!) A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   diced    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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