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The vicious attacks of a serial rapist-killer have
gone largely unnoticed. But the accidental discovery
of the body of his latest victim brings wide media
When reporter Lisa Anders sees a man shot to death
only a few feet from her, she becomes terrified.
The man was killed by accident; she was the intended
target because she can identify the killer, the same
man who attacked her seven years ago.
With the help of Todd Hallster, an ex-cop, and LAPD's
Lt. Parker, Lisa tracks down the killer and he's taken
into custody. But the killer proves to be extremely
rich and powerful. And in court, it all boils down to
Lisa's word against his. In the end, it's up to a jury.
However the jury decides, Lisa knows she remains
at risk. For if he goes free, he'll want to tie up loose
ends. If convicted, he has ample funds to extract revenge.
Fast paced action at its best, and a wrap with a double twist you'll enjoy.
From A Review
This is a powerful gripping story with non-stop action. The ending is surprising with an intricate plot twist that is completely unexpected. The writer’s style flows beautifully and is so in sync with the action; you are given a heart-pounding ride to the finish. The ultra real settings and characterizations set the stage for a dramatic plot that won’t leave you disappointed. Excellent read.
I believe the price a woman may pay as a consequence of being raped is much too high. This is a story of such a woman. She was raped at a young age, yet has managed to build a positive lifestyle, something many young victims are unable to do.
To this murky stew, I've added a serial rapist-killer who now wants her dead so she'd can't testify against him. And an ex-cop who is as determined as she is to stop the man.
I like the results. I hope you also enjoy it.
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Fatal Games (Pageant Press, 1989)
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