Talent borrows. Genius steals. Evil delegates.
It's a hideous echo of a violent past. Across America, murders are being committed with all the twisted hallmarks of the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer and Son of Sam. The media frenzy explodes and Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows instantly that The Pretender is back…and he's got helpers.
As The Pretender's disciples perpetrate their sick homages—stretching police and FBI dangerously thin—Taylor tries desperately to prepare for their inevitable showdown. And she must do it alone. To be close to her is to be in mortal danger, and she won't risk losing anyone she loves.
But the isolation, the self-doubt and the rising body count are taking their toll—she's beside herself and ready to snap. The brilliant psychopath who both adores and despises her is drawing close. Close enough to touch…
Praise for J.T. Ellison
"A terrific lead character, terrific suspense, terrific twists…a completely convincing debut." - Lee Child
"A taut, striking debut. Mystery fiction has a new name to watch." - John Connolly
The Taylor Jacksons series
1. All The Pretty Girls
3. Judas Kiss
4. The Cold Room
5. The Immortals
6. So Close the Hand of Death
7. Where All the Dead Lie