A serial killer who cuts off his victim’s hands has been terrorizing the dog-loving lawyer’s northern New Jersey turf. When the cops charge one of the murders to newspaperman Daniel Cummings, who’s been receiving messages from the killer taunting the police, Andy and his legal team step up to the defense.
Quickly paced book that never lets down-you have barely digested one thought when something else happens. Lots of dialogue, brief interior thoughts. As with a series, the characters are developed over a series of books. Exterior and action oriented. Humorous, laid back reactions to terrible events. New Jersey is important in the overall feel, but could be set anywhere with a significant amount of population, pollution, corruption and the mob. #3 in Andy Carpenter mystery series. 2004, 261 pages.