A string of murders targeting effeminate gay men has the GLBTQ community of Chicago on alert, but budget cuts have left many precincts understaffed and overworked. Not to mention, homophobia is alive and well within the law enforcement community and little has been done to solve the mystery. When the FBI calls in Special Agent Todd Hutchinson and his team, the locals are glad to hand the case off. But Hutch finds a bigger mystery than anyone originally realized—seventeen linked murders committed in several different jurisdictions. Hutch’s clues lead him to Noah Walker.
Working on his PhD in forensic psychology, Noah has been obsessed with serial murders since he was a child. But coming to Hutch’s attention as a suspect isn’t a good way to start a relationship. Noah finds himself hunted, striking him off Hutch’s suspect list, but not off his radar. To catch the killer before anyone else falls victim, they’ll have to work together, and quickly, to bring him to justice.
What a great story, that keeps you guessing, second guessing from beginning to end. Those three team players work so well together, the term ‘well oiled machine’ was made for them. From the nicknames that Hutch has given them, to the roles they play and the comradery they have for each other. The teasing and easy banter between Hutch and Granite, the way Hutch gets inside the minds of the killers, just amazing. The way that they will stop at nothing to catch this killer.
The two things that kept me from loving this completely was one, Noah, towards the end he started really getting on my nerves, I’m not a fan of over cocky over assuredness in a character and the more the story went along the more shy reserved Noah changed his tuned. And then having not read or listened to that many FBI/high crime novels, I really can’t say if the accuracy of having outside helps i.e. Noah and Byte, but at times I did wonder in real life would the FBI allow this. And those thoughts, where it did make for a great story, kept me from really enjoying the story.
The narrator, Was simply brilliant. And completely made this story.