The quiet town of Wrightsburg, Virgina is rocked by a serial killer on the loose. The killing of each victim is made to represent a past notorious serial killer, including the Zodiac Killer. Ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell help the police and FBI track the killer and try to catch him before he kills again. All the killings don't quite seem to fit the MO of the killer though. Are there multiple killers? What are the motives? How can Sean and Michelle stop more people from being hurt?
This book was an incredibly easy read, but I didn't find it as gripping as some of Baldacci's other books. Absolute Power by Baldacci was a book I couldn't put down. This one was easier to walk away from because you could get an inkling for what was going on and who was responsible.
Some things in the book did not make sense to me. For example, Michelle found the body of the first victim and because of this she was allowed to learn more case details and help with the case? This made no sense. How come Michelle and Sean were allowed to lean what should have been kept within the police department?
This is not the first book in the series that follows Sean and Michelle, but could act as a stand alone. In the end, there was one twist that caught me by surprise, which is always welcome with a mystery book.
First Line: "The man in the rain slicker walked slightly bent over, his breathing labored and his body sweaty."