Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Down to the Wire-David Rosenfelt

Down to the Wire
David Rosenfelt
Minotaur, Mar 16 2010
ISBN: 9780312373948

In Teaneck, New Jersey, Bergen News reporter Chris Turley is meeting an anonymous source, using the moniker P.T., who claims he has evidence that exposes government corruption by a high-level official. Just as Chris reaches the rendezvous point, an explosion rocks a nearby office building. Chris becomes part of the story when he rescues five people; eleven died while seventeen were injured.

P.T. boasts he blew up the building. He continues his killings using bombs and poisoned darts while also bragging about his deadly accomplishments. P.T. contacts Chris to demand he commit suicide if he wants the serial murders to end. Desperate while thinking about how his legendary late father would handle this investigation, Chris accompanied by entertainment editor Dani Cooper, FBI agent Quinlan, and homicide detective Novack, searches for the deadly psychopath before more people die.

Filled with powerful twists and unexpected spins, readers will be totally engrossed in Down to the Wire; with the wire increasingly looking like Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The story line is fast-paced from the first explosion until the final explosive climax while loaded with tense suspense that seems to tighten with each page. As Carpenter takes a breather, fans will relish this superb taut cat and mouse thriller as a serial killer plays with the reporter using murder to establish the rules of the game.

Harriet Klausner

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