If your name is Lucy, stay in at night. Dead young women are piling up in a small suburban town, one every few months, their throats slashed, their bodies desecrated. Soft-boiled, hard-drinking private detective Stanley Bentworth finds himself entangled in an intensive investigation of the serial killings when the most recent victim turns out to be the missing teen-aged daughter of a client. When Stan’s former homicide partner asks him to rejoin the department, Stan plunges into an intensive search for a killer whose obsessions with the cultures of his youth compel him to snuff the lives of young women with precision and regularity, leaving only enigmas to confound the detective and no useful clues to aid in his capture. The Slasher steps up his schedule, and Stanley and his team of rookie homicide detectives find themselves under heavy pressure to find the killer and rescue the next victim in time to save her from the Slasher’s knife. If they fail, Stan not only loses the job he worked so hard to get back, but the killings continue, and the once peaceful town’s panicked citizens will lock themselves in at night, afraid of the dark, fearful of the next senseless killing, never knowing when, where, and who it will be.
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Book Description Mockingbird Songs & Stories, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0988662361