The Last Temptation

The Last Temptation

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Baker & Taylor
Burned-out forensic profiler Dr. Tony Hill is called in to track a vicious killer across northern Europe, a case that he reluctantly takes on when the next victim is an old friend and that is soon complicated by his emperiled former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, in Germany to work undercover to expose a conspiracy whose roots lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.

Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases, doesn't want to do this anymore.

But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend and colleague. And Tony's former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, is directly in the murderer's path, working undercover in a world where human life means less than the smallest drug deal. She needs Tony's help as much as the beleaguered European police officials do.

Now the danger is closing in. Confronting the worst of modern crime and struggling to unravel roots that lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony and Carol are forced to battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this morass of double-cross and double-dealing, they have no one to trust but each other. Deftly merging the dark terrain of forensic psychology with the brooding, crime-streaked world of post-Cold War Europe, McDermid's latest is an unrivaled tour de force that takes Tony Hill further into the mind of a killer than he's ever dared to go before.


Blackwell North Amer
Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across northern Europe, he's the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.
Except that Tony doesn't want to do this any more.
But the case is about to come uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend of his. And his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is herself in Germany, working undercover in a world where human life is cheaper than a drugs deal. She needs his help as much as the serial-killer hunters do.
Confronting the worst of contemporary crime and struggling to unravel roots that lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony and Carol are forced to battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this morass of double-cross and double-dealing, they have no one to trust but each other.

Baker
& Taylor

Forensic profiler Dr. Tony Hill is called in to track a vicious killer across northern Europe, a case that he takes on when the next victim is an old friend and that is soon complicated by his former partner, Detective Carol Jordan.

Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, 2002
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
ISBN: 9780312290894
0312290896
Characteristics: 431 p. : map ; 25 cm

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