When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face – while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.

But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?

Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.


this series was recommended by a friend to me and i was so glad to read it,this is the start of robert hunter series which i enjoyed and really cant wait to start book 2.
i love Robert hunter and Garcia characters,how they work well together and how they got along with each other.
this book had be on the edge of my seat trying to work out who was killing people and why they was doing it,some parts had me thinking and some parts had me in shock horror.For me this book has you in suspense and i love this about the story as it always a me thinking about it