Monday, July 26, 2010

While Galileo Preys by Joshua Corin


Imagine a serial killer who sets up scenes that require rescue by public safety personnel and then kills them all with a sniper rifle...

This was an e-book from Mira through Net Galley, and I chose this book because it was a mystery. It's also a thriller!

It is a fast paced story that begins and ends with murder. The killer leaves notes in shoeboxes, likes to play janitor to set up the kill, and moves swiftly and carefully with no clues to his identity.

The FBI enter the case early, but they dearly need a team member back to help with this case. Esme resigned her job when she married because she wanted a family and wanted to be there to raise her child. But when her previous boss calls and asks for help, she feels torn. She wants to help, but she doesn't want to leave her family. However, her personal skill they need is that she can think "out of the box" and can look at the case in a unique way. They want to end this killer's spree right away.

The problem is that the killer doesn't want to be stopped. And while the FBI is out trying to capture him in a stakeout, he's in the building with Esme and coming after her while she's calmly sitting in an office reading paperwork about the case...

This pace continues throughout the book and it's a very good read. I highly recommend this book.

The book will be published in paperback in September. Mark it on your calendars, and be sure to pick you up a copy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hubby would love this one...

SusanB said...

This one just went on my tbr list for September. Sounds great!

Troy Blackford said...

Wow sounds intense - what a frightening premise!

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

It sure was to me, Troy. Of course, I used to be the finance director of a small city and knew all my police and firemen personally. So the idea of killing the public safety folks really hit home.

tressa1220 said...

On a whim, I was going through my old saved posts and decided to check to see if this book was listed on Mooch or PBS and it was! So I just mooched it. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the suggestion, Jo Ann.