Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl,... show more
Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way – all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up with the killer, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.
Publish date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Pages no: 297
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Till (#2)
This is the second book in Perry's serIes with private detective Jack Till. Good story that kept me interested. Till has been hired to find the killer of his client's daughter. As he researches the case, he learns that the guy who killed this woman is in fact a serial killer with a pattern of killin...
Read full review: http://bit.ly/11fLOBtMy opinion: LOVED this story! I listened to it in audio form and the narrator was PERFECT! I ended up giving this book 4 stars because I thought the author wrapped the book up too quickly. I thought it sort of had a "WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU, MA'AM" ending. Otherwi...
An entertaining and compulsive read. Yes, the private detective does do better than the police around the country who have come in contact with the killer's handiwork, but as told I found this necessary plot point believable. I particularly enjoyed Till's preparation, getting in shape for what he ...
First Reads:I am over the top for Thomas Perry's 'The Boyfriend' I can't believe how much I enjoyed reading this novel! An amazing thrill ride of a story that builds suspense so well it kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire read! The dark and dangerous world Thomas Perry pulls you into i...
I received a copy of this book free through Goodreads first Reads.I work at a Senior/Youth center and donate all print books I win in giveaways to the library. I hope I get a chance to check this one out in the near future!!!