By R. J. Ellory
Twenty years in the past, John Costello's lifestyles as he knew it ended. He and his attractive female friend, Nadia, grew to become sufferers of the deranged "Hammer of God" killer who terrorized Jersey urban through the summer time of 1984.
This assassin went after younger relationship in an try and "save their souls." Nadia was once killed through the 1st blow of the hammer. John survived, yet used to be bodily and psychologically scarred to an quantity that few humans might understand. He withdrew from society, concealed in his residence, and now merely emerges to paintings as against the law researcher for an enormous newspaper.
broken as he could be, not anyone in New Jersey is familiar with extra approximately serial killers than John Costello. So, whilst a brand new spate of murders starts-all possible random and unrelated-John is the single person who can figure the complicated trend that lies at the back of them. yet may well this darkish wisdom threaten his personal existence?