Thursday, May 26, 2011

So Close The Hand Of Death by J.T. Ellison

Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson should be happy.  She is engaged to the love of her life, Baldwin, and they are getting ready to marry.  But the life of a homicide detective is rarely peaceful, and Taylor's is no exception.  Her life turns upside down when a serial killer decides that she is his next target and that he will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.

The killer, nicknamed The Pretender, attacks on two fronts.  He has a cadre of assistants who have fanned out across the country and are killing in homage of famous past serial killers such as Zodiac, Son of Sam and The Boston Strangler.  While the police are putting those puzzle pieces together, he acts on the main front.  He and his team start to attack those close to Taylor, her friends and co-workers, inching ever closer to the main goal, putting an end to Taylor's life.

This is the sixth book in the Taylor Jackson series.  Those who have read the others won't be disappointed in this fast-paced, gruesome tale.  Those who have not read any of the other books in the series can easily pick this one up and read it as a stand-alone, although that plan comes with a warning.  Once a reader discovers the Taylor Jackson series, they will want to go back immediately and buy the five prior books to feed their new addiction.

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