On Sale: November 18, 2008
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Thriller Serial Killer
With his hand trapped in the door of a speeding car, a man
struggles to remain upright as he's dragged along a deserted
stretch of San Juan Road in Phoenix's South Mountain
Preserve. It's the perfect place to drive a man to his grave
-- literally. Starting with a crime so gruesome even
prowling coyotes keep their distance from the remains, a
killer begins crisscrossing the Southwest on a spree of
A hundred miles away, Ali Reynolds is
grieving. The newscasting job she once delighted in is gone
and so is the philandering husband she loved and thought she
knew. When a member of the family who gave Ali a generous
scholarship for her education decades earlier suddenly asks
her for a meeting, Ali wonders what it can mean. Before she
can satisfy her curiosity, though, Ali receives another
startling call: a friend's teenage daughter has disappeared.
Ali offers to help, but in doing so, she unknowingly begins
a quest that will reveal a deadly ring of secrets, at the
center of which stand two undiscriminating killers....
Hand of Evil is Jance at her best, weaving a
masterful story of suspense that travels over generations,
revealing two very different women with the same horrifying
secret. Will Ali become a victim herself, or will she escape
from a deadly deceit that no amount of security -- financial
or emotional -- can cover up?
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