The hunt for a serial killer, with clues that take one searching back centuries, looking for connections to long-dead assassins, through literature, and in various professions. Twisted and chilling.
This was a very exciting and entertaining book to read. The author wove different complexities into a single story that at first glance just appeared to be a simple murder novel. The characters were well developed and the author artfully played them against each other. There were several plot twists or surprises in the story which only added to the total enjoyment of the book.
Fast paced and action packed thriller that kept me glued to the pages, although it took me the first couple of chapters to really get into the story, and who - or rather, "what" - the killer is was clear I think fairly early in the story (cannot get into too much detail or I will spoil it).
Although the characters were a little bit stereotypes, they still came over as realistic and sympathetic as the reader followed their progress (or lack of it) in chasing the killer.
Some parts of the story were a bit far-fetched, or seemed to be off-track a little bit, too much of a coincidence (again, no details as examples because that would present a spoiler), but on the whole this was a very enjoyable book which I found difficult to put aside
Absolutely great reading. A well plotted, fast paced thriller. Keeps you turning the pages in non-stop suspense. Will keep you up till you finish.
A serial killer is on the loose, killing at random, stabbing victims straight through the heart with an ancient weapon. Bodies are piling up through Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United States and into Canada. An arrest is made because of a DNA sample left at a crime scene. Despite the overwhelming evidence, Private Investigator Rory Mack Steele is hired by the accused’s family to find the truth. But the truth is poisoned by the distant past and a dark, hidden secret. A secret so painful it threatens to engulf thousands in agonizing and bloody death.