‘For a second she thinks she is dead. Then she opens her eyes and wishes she was.’

The press call him the Black River Killer and his stats are shocking: 16 murders; not captured in 20 years; the FBI’s best profiler – Jack King – burned out and beaten, his career shattered.

Jack and his wife now run a hotel in Tuscany. And though he still gets nightmares, rural Italy is a whole world away from BRK’s brutal crime scenes in Southern Carolina. Or so Jack thought . . .

As Italian cops discover the body of a young woman – her remains mutilated like BRK’s victims – a gruesome package arrives at the FBI, twin events that conspire to lure the profiler back into the hunt.

But this time, who is the spider and who is the fly?

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