by Thomas Perry
read by Tom Weiner
Thirteen bodies are found in a Louisville restaurant. When the police can find no suspect or motive, a victim’s family seeks the services of the enigmatic and solitary specialist Roy Prescott, known for his ability to find people who don’t want to be found. Working outside the law and willing to do what the police can’t, Prescott hunts the killer, an elusive adversary who is as smart, as methodical, as deadly as he is. The only way to conduct this pursuit is to goad the killer into believing that he must kill Roy Prescott. It is a contest fought from one end of the country to the other, and both men understand that when it’s over, only one of them will be alive.
Roy Prescott is all alone in the world, living lies, making plans, meticulously going about his job. Prescott?s job is to hunt people down . . . and then to kill them. Now he has been hired to find a monster?a man who is as alone as he is, as smart, as methodical, as deadly, and even more arrogant. Prescott knows that to find this monster he must get inside his head, get him angry, and force him to come after him. Soon he gets his wish. With a little luck, the killer even makes a mistake?trying to prove a point to Prescott. But Prescott needs no proof. He already knows what he?s up against. He knows that innocent people are going to die. The only question now is which one of them will get the first shot?which one will get the last.