Gardner McKay Toyer

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Gardner McKay has created the most chillingly brilliant criminal since Thomas Harris unleashed Hannibal Lechtor. Toyer is a serial criminal loose in Los Angeles who turns twelve beautiful women into vegetables with a deft surgical stroke. Because Toyer's crimes are not homicides, law enforcement officials are powerless and reluctant to focus on this "serial maimer." Only the beautful neurologist who nurses her fury even as she nurses Toyer's victims, is outraged enough to risk becoming the monster's thirteenth living nightmare.

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This is not a horror thriller for the cozy lover. Not that playwright and Hawaiian Public Radio personality Gardner McKay's Toyer is gory, but this debut novel pulls some terrifying strings. Toyer is a "serial-lunatic" in Los Angeles who doesn't kill or rape his beautiful female victims. Instead, he "toys" with them psychologically and uses a surgical instrument to place them in a coma. Neurologist Maude Garance is Toyer's opposite. She has treated his victims and considers herself in a personal battle against his sadism. Because Toyer is not technically a killer, the police department and the district attorney could only charge him with mayhem--hardly a crime worth investigating. So, L.A. Herald reporter Sara Smith, who has helped expand her paper's readership by covering the city's latest demon, enlists Garance to draw Toyer out. Their weapon is the Herald's op-ed page, and they inevitably become targets of Toyer as they wage their war of words with him. In a story that moves between a critical commentary on the uses and abuses of the media and a driving (sometimes melodramatic) suspense narrative, Toyer is sure to bring McKay's prose talents to a broader audience. --Patrick O'Kelley

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Gardner McKay received a Drama Critics Circle Award for one of his plays, and three NEA grants for writing. He was a professional skipper, sculptor, college instructor, and actor.

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