Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer whose books have sold millions worldwide. Now joining the Atlantic Monthly Press list for the first time, she is back with a chilling, high-velocity thriller featuring her immensely popular creations, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan. Tony Hill has had a good run. He and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tonyas mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prisonaeven more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison. Tony and Carol donat know when Jacko will strike, or where. All they know is that Jacko will cause them to feel fear like theyave never known. A chilling, utterly gripping tour de force, The Retribution is the ideal introduction or re-introduction to the world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. It is an unforgettable read.What mattered was staying aheadof the game so he could complete hisagenda before he left the country. ... He was, apparently, still on the loose after hisdaring jailbreak. ... He set the alarm on his phone then closed his eyes for the nap that would leave him prepared for his next act ... Whenhe woke up, it was dark outside , the nighta grimy grey withlow cloud blocking thesky and greasy rain onthe window.
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2012-01-03|