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A Countdown To Murder
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018
This is a serial killer book. This particular serial killer considers himself an artist. He spend hours of time making his victim part of a Rubens painting. Hence the nickname. This killer is called Rubens. He also leaves a countdown clock counting down to the time he will murder the next victim. And he leaves a clue by the murder scene telling who his next victim is. He commits four murders then disappears for a few years, then he surfaces again in a different city and the cycle begins again. I don't know that real serial killers have such elaborate rituals but it makes for a very interesting story. This time Rubens has surfaced in Washington DC. And this time he will be challenging two very smart, savvy, and experienced detectives, Mac McRyan and Dara Wire.
This was an exciting and frightening book. It was quite a chase with the clock running and not a single sighting ever of Rubens. Mac decided that while the police chased down the murderer in the conventional way, he and his group had to concentrate on the how. How does he choose his victims? How does he stay so hidden? And they begin to understand how he operates. Really an interesting and well thought-out book. I highly recommend it. Get the book and spend an evening with a serial killer.