Urban legend, or frightening fact? “One of the better fictional detectives ever penned,” (Book Magazine) Seattle’s Lou Boldt, and forensic psychologist Dephne Matthews suspect illegal organ harvesting is behind recent assaults on teenage runaways. The trail leads them down dark streets and darker corners of the mind, as they find themselves pursuing a twisted surgeon with his own ideas of mortality and social justice.
Packed with action, The Angel Maker takes the reader on a joy ride from Seattle’s homeless to an abandoned homesteading cabin and kennel hidden away in the forests of the Northwest. Daphne Matthews, intent on rescuing a teenage runaway from the madman’s scalpel, puts her own life on the line, finding herself face to face with the Angel Maker.
Award-winning author Ridley Pearson carves out and serves up a thriller that will make you look twice at your local veterinarian.
“‘A killer combination of Patricia D. Cornwell and John D. MacDonald with a soupcon of Thomas Harris.” — Stephen King
“Gripping!” —Seattle Times
“Mesmerizing!”–Los Angeles Times
“Pearson’s engaging forensic detail — he makes complicated, potentially disgusting facts almost entertaining — and brisk prose will have readers racing to the cliffhanger climax.” —Publishers Weekly
“Exceptionally gripping and full of amazing forensic lore.” —Kirkus Reviews
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