International bestseller Alex Kava delivers a stunning prequel to her critically acclaimed Maggie O' Dell series.
Special Agent Maggie O'Dell doesn't need to set foot at a crime scene to catch a serial killer. From her small Quantico office, she's profiled criminals using just Polaroids and faxed copies of evidence from homicide detectives across the country.
Then comes Albert Stucky . . . and nothing will ever be the same. Stucky is a sadistic madman who enjoys his twisted games as much as he enjoys the kill. And his killing grounds are the backwoods of Virginia, right on Maggie's doorstep. Tasked with profiling the murders, she must face the gruesome crime scenes firsthand.
When Stucky discovers a young female FBI agent is part of the taskforce to stop him, he begins to taunt Maggie. He leaves notes and clues for her to follow, daring her to catch him. But can Maggie hunt him down before he makes her his next victim?
Praise for Alex Kava
'Rip-roaring action that only builds in intensity with every page' Tess Gerritsen
'Move over, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs and Karin Slaughter' Guardian