By Jonathan Santlofer

ISBN-10: 0060881976

ISBN-13: 9780060881979

Nate Rodriguez is a police caricature artist for the NYPD, and his good fortune price is excessive, with one out of 3 of his drawings resulting in an arrest. but if he's confronted with an strangely gifted killer, he realizes that he could have met his fit. For this killer is a guy a great deal like himself–a guy who sees and thinks in photos. A killer who leaves drawings on the crime scenes depicting his murders in chilling, gory–and prescient–detail.

As Nate's pix turn into an increasing number of actual photographs of the madman–the killer unearths the way to thieve Nate's pics after which imitate Nate's personal hand. The conflicting proof leads the police to suspect that Nate himself may be the killer and pushes Nate right into a scary cat and mouse chase for his quarry. existence and loss of life, paintings and artifice have by no means been so vividly certain jointly.

Jonathan Santlofer pushes the limits of the mystery to new heights with this masterful mixture of artwork and suspense. With sequential sketches that trade during the text–first the killer's, then Nate's–Santlofer teases us with impossible to resist clues and mental info introduced in a hugely unique way.

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Didn’t they know better? Perhaps the line between real life and entertainment had finally become so blurred, people just thought it was another reality show. She stopped a moment, her eyes on the crowd. He could be here. Her pivotal case had been one of those—a creep who just couldn’t help himself, had to be there, right under the uniforms’ and detectives’ collective noses, watching them clean up his ugly mess. She’d spotted him from a police sketch, followed him without stopping to think, without calling for backup, which some would call foolish—and did—particularly as she’d taken a bullet to her right shoulder.

He told me it was displaced anger or guilt and I told him to shove it and never went back. But it wasn’t anger or guilt that was giving me a headache right now. It was a combination of my past and the nonspecific dread I’d felt earlier in the day that was still with me. I couldn’t shake either one of them. Julio started talking about a lawsuit he was working on, and got all excited; Julio, the big real estate lawyer, it still surprised me. ” “That was a long time ago,” said Julio. ” “¡Nipa-tanto!

My friend Julio grinned at his wife, both junior partners at a downtown law firm where they each argued they were the token, Jessica the woman, he the Latino; their baby asleep in a nearby bassinette while we ate dinner ordered in from the local Chinese restaurant. “Cálmate,” I said. The truth was sometimes I didn’t know who I was—my Grandma Rose’s tatelleh or my Abuela Dolores’s chacho. Hector Lavoe’s La Voz, the voice, was playing in the background, but only because I’d brought the newly reissued CD of the Puerto Rican salsa singer’s groundbreaking 1975 album with me.

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