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.