As a veteran member of the Providence police department's elite homicide squad, Detective Danny Martell has seen his fair share of dead bodies. But he’s never seen anything quite like this. Women around the city are being brutally murdered, their dead faces elaborately made up and fabric angel wings attached to their lifeless bodies. The attacks are immediately dubbed "the Angel Murders"—yet it doesn’t take long for the deadly crime wave to drag Danny into his own personal hell…
Because soon after the killings begin, Danny’s wife, Linda, abruptly disappears. And when his worst fears are realized, a grief-stricken Danny redoubles his efforts to hunt down the deranged serial killer. But is Linda just another random "angel"? Or is she the victim of a copycat killer with a vendetta against Danny?
Gritty, suspenseful, and fiendishly fascinating, this chilling whodunit will keep readers guessing right alongside Danny—and on the very edge of their seats until the final page is turned.
About the Author
Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Howard Kaminsky attended Brooklyn College, San Francisco State University, and the University of California at Berkeley. The author of seven books, he previously was president and publisher of Warner Books, Random House, and William Morrow/Avon, and he served on the Board of Directors of American Publishers Association and the National Book Foundation. His screenplays include 1972’s Homebodies. He co-produced the film My Dog Tulip and he is currently producing a documentary, The Two Popes, about the man who created the National Enquirer and his father. Today he splits his time between New York City and Connecticut, where he is at work on his new novel, The Perfection Project.