In this suspense thriller by the author of The Screaming Room, New York City is terrorized by a serial killer leaving boneless corpses in his wake.
A sociopathic killer is using the internet to lure seemingly random women to their gruesome deaths in New York City. During his heinous murderous spree, this madman is extracting the bones of his victims. His sheer brutality has the Big Apple’s residents in panic mode.
Who is this twisted psycho who’s abducted a housewife in broad daylight only to dispose of her lifeless body alongside a lake in Prospect Park, nailed the boneless remains of a nameless drifter to the underside of a boardwalk at Rockaway Beach, allowed the gutted corpse of a single parent to wash ashore under the Brooklyn Bridge, and has had the audacity to leave the desecrated body of the Magnolia Tea heiress rotting atop trash at one of the city’s sanitation dumps?
NYPD’s top cop, Homicide Commander Lieutenant John W. Driscoll has never witnessed such savagery. Hammered daily by the district attorney, the mayor and the police commissioner, the lieutenant, who’s battling his own inner demons, must use every resource available to put an end to the killings. In a race against time, Driscoll, aided by Sergeant Margaret Aligante and Detective Cedric Thomlinson, sets out on a rollercoaster of an investigation to first identify the villainous fiend, and then take him down.
Praise for Bone Thief
“Sweeps the reader along its breathless, tumbling course. ” —Peter Straub, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of A Dark Matter
“Sharp as a scalpel, chilling as ice. ” —Gayle Lynds, New York Times–bestselling author of The Assassins