A terrifying new serial-killer thriller featuring Carson Ryder, hero of the bestselling The Hundredth Man. Thirty years after his death, Marsden Hexcamp's 'Art of the Final Moment' remains as sought after as ever. But this is no ordinary collection. Hexcamp's portfolio was completed with the aid of a devoted band of acolytes -- and half a dozen victims, each of whom was slowly tortured to death so that their final agonies could be distilled into art. When tiny scraps of Hexcamp's 'art' begin appearing at murder scenes alongside gruesomely displayed corpses, Detective Carson Ryder and his partner Harry Nautilus must go back three decades in search of answers. Meanwhile an auction has been announced and the death collectors are gathering. These wealthy connoisseurs of serial-killer memorabilia will pay millions to acquire Hexcamp's art -- unless Carson and Harry can beat them in their quest for the anti-grail.
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Jack Kerley worked in advertising and teaching before becoming a full-time novelist. He lives in Newport, Kentucky, but also spends a good deal of time in Southern Alabama, the setting for The Hundredth Man. He is married with two children.From AudioFile:
The renowned Dick Hill is known for a drawl that he can accelerate to a fever pitch when necessary. For this novel he adds an odd Southern lilt that transports listeners to the bayous. He somehow pronounces words like "word" as "woid" without making it sound like a Brooklyn accent. He gently guides listeners through a convoluted plot involving a deceased serial killer who left behind a collection of prized paintings that show glimpses into his disturbed mind. Hill's renderings of Homicide Detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus as they work to solve the mystery of who is killing for the art are perfect for the work. M.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007180608
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7180608