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HarperCollins, Oct 16, 1996 - Fiction - 448 pages
/HIGHTOWER LYNN; A/ Handcuffed to the wheel of his car, he is doused with gasoline and set on fire. Police Specialist Sonora Blair of the Cincinnati Homicide Division is awakened in the middle of the night with an urgent summons to take a deathbed statement. The victim can hardly speak, but he gives Sonora one key detail--the psycho who commited this gruesome crime is a woman.

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Hightower, whose Satan's Lambs (1993) won a Shamus Award for best first p.i. novel, shows an equally gritty mastery of the police procedural with this tale of homicide cop Sonora Blair, one tough ... Read full review


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Sonora Blair, a Cincinnati homicide detective and single mother of two, is summoned in the middle of the night to the scene of a particularly gruesome murder. There, a naked, hideously burned young ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Lynn S. Hightower is the author of Eyeshot, Flashpoint  and Satan's Lambs,  which won the 1994 Shamus Award and was a Literary Guild Alternate Selection. She has trailed homocide cops, participated in ride-alongs and witnessed an autopsy firsthand to ensure that her stories ring true. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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