Houston is shattered by a shock wave of unbelievably vicious sex killings. And this time the pattern is unique—way out of line with traditional violent-crime psychology. In Detective Carmen Palma's experience, a psychopath always chooses anonymous targets. But the Houston victims know and trust their killer: They meet willingly in hotel rooms, even in their homes. They don't fight when the leather cuffs are fastened to their wrists and ankles. They don't even struggle when the first blows fall . . .Palma's first lightning instinct is that the victims expected their torture. They were practicing masochists, apart of a secret clique that includes some of the city's most prominent women. They helped choreograph their own punishments-every blow. They just didn't expect to die. . .
The author of five highly acclaimed novels, David L. Lindsey has written the most exciting psycho-suspense novel since Silence of the Lambs. Detective Carmen Palma and FBI speical agent Sander Grant investigate the serial murders of wealthy citizens in Houston--and unearth a dark underground of bisexuality and sadomasochism. Doubleday will publish another Lindsey book in hardcover in 1992.
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