Olivia (Livie) St. Martin's life was changed forever when
she witnessed the abduction of her sister. It was her
testimony that later convicted the man and sent him to
prison for kidnapping and murder. As an adult, Livie is now
Director of Trace Evidence and Materials Analysis at the
FBI lab in Virginia. Her life is again turned upside down
when the man she helped put in prison is released after DNA
evidence clears him in the murder of her sister.
Fearful that the real killer is still on the loose and
killing little girls, Livie leaves the lab and becomes
involved in the investigation of a serial killer in
Seattle. Working with Police Detective Zack Travis, she
realizes the man they're searching for is the same one who
killed her sister, and the race is on to find him before he
chooses his next victim.
Ms. Brennan has penned a taut psychological thriller.
Olivia and Zack are well-written, driven characters, and
the killer is frighteningly evil. If you enjoyed THE HUNT
and THE PREY, you will definitely enjoy THE KILL.
Her worst nightmare brought back to life, she risks
everything for a second shot at justice.
For thirty years, FBI scientist Olivia St. Martin has lived
with guilt and one abiding certainty--that while she wasn't
able to save her sister's life, she did testify and helped
to convict the rapist and killer. When shocking new evidence
exonerates the man Olivia is sure she saw abduct her sister,
she breaks every rule in the book to uncover the truth.
Driven by the possibility that she put the wrong man behind
bars, Olivia discovers that a serial killer has been at
large all these years. Believing that the monster has just
struck again in Seattle, Olivia leaves her lab and poses as
a field agent, sharing her unofficial investigation with a
hardworking Seattle cop. Olivia doesn't want to lie to
detective Zack Travis. And she certainly doesn't want
to fall in love. But as the investigation intensifies,
Olivia and Zack find that they're rapidly losing
control--over their hearts, their secrets, and a case that
threatens to consume them.