MercyBook - 1991
Houston is shattered by a shock wave ofnbsp;nbsp;unbelievably vicious sex killings.nbsp;nbsp;And this time the pattern is unique--way out of line with traditional violent-crime psychology.nbsp;nbsp;In Detective Carmen Palma's experience, a psychopath always chooses anonymous targets.nbsp;nbsp;But the Houston victims know and trust their killer:nbsp;nbsp;They meet willingly in hotel rooms, even in their homes.nbsp;nbsp;They don't fight when the leather cuffs are fastened to their wrists and ankles.nbsp;nbsp;They don't even struggle when the first blows fall . . .Palma's first lightning instinct is that the victims expected their torture.nbsp;nbsp;They were practicing masochists, apart of a secret clique that includes some of the city's most prominent women.nbsp;nbsp;They helped choreograph their own punishments-every blow.nbsp;nbsp;They just didn't expect to die. . .
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1991, c1990.
Edition: Bantam ed.
Characteristics: 593 p. ;,18 cm.
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