Iless previous thriller, 2003s provocative The Footprints of God, featured an omnipotent supercomputer and an on-the-run duo racing around the globe from North Carolina to Jerusalem. This time, Iles returns to more familiar ground: Natchez, Miss.; New Orleans; and the Mississippi delta, where a serial predator has been killing middle-aged men. Forensic odontologist Cat Ferry, an expert on teeth and the damage they can inflict, is called in by the New Orleans PD to explain the bite marks found on the bodies. Cat, the alcoholic granddaughter of Dr. William Kirkland, owner of the sprawling Malmaison estate and the richest, most powerful man in Natchez, has solved previous murders with her married detective lover, Sean Regan. This time, though, shes pregnant with Seans baby, and this plus the discovery of old bloody footprints hidden in the carpet fibers of her Malmaison childhood bedroom threaten to plummet her into the depression thats plagued her since she was 15. She thinks one footprint might be hers, made on the night her father died of an ill-explained gunshot wound. Iles weaves in dark strains of child sexual abuse and the resulting repressed memories as Cat searches for the serial killer and for answers about her fathers death. This overlong novel lacks the scintillating originality that made Iless last outing so memorable, but he ties up all the loose ends in an exciting climax.
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# Paperback: 512 pages
# Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (22 May 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0340833696
# ISBN-13: 978-0340833698
# Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 11.2 x 3.6 cm
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