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The Night Watcher by John Lutz

The Night Watcher

by John Lutz

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Buildings are burning and people are dying horrible deaths. The media calls the killer the Torcher but to Stack and Lopez he's just a cold blooded killer that they have to stop. This book could certainly make you go and inspect your high rise apartment for fire alarms and working sprinklers. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Great Stack and Rica mysteery. I always like these characters. Lutz has given them personalities that come through the pages.

There are gruesome murders going on in the city. A terrible serial killer who burns his victims alive towards the end there is a surprise too.

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  Diane_K | Jul 14, 2015 |
Serial killer's weapon is fire. A pyromaniac who burns alive his victims in their homes.

PACING: fast; feels a bit jerky; quick read; CHARACTERIZATION: developed somewhat overtime, but somewhat sterotypical; intertwined lives; reader identification; emotional involvement; sympathetic; STORYLINE: character-centered; action-driven; multiple plot lines; resolved ending; somewhat racy; violence; strong language; episodic; FRAME: police procedural; foreboding; hard-edged; urban setting; contemporary; conversational style ( )
  ktoonen | May 16, 2008 |
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From bestselling author John Lutz comes a lightning-paced thriller of a city gripped by a killer's savage reign of terror. . .

Someone is killing wealthy Manhattanites. One by one, the victims are discovered in luxurious high-rise apartments. Bound, gagged—brutally murdered in the "safety" of their own homes, by someone whose modus operandi is as horrifying as anything NYPD Detectives Ben Stack and Rica Lopez have ever seen.

As Stack and Lopez investigate the cruel deaths, they have no idea that they are being watched from the shadows—observed by a cunning murderer picking up all the clues necessary to stay one step ahead of the police while perfecting a deadly craft. And when a pattern slowly emerges, the detectives realize that the killings aren't the random acts of a maniac, but the personal campaign of someone bent on retribution. . .someone who's been watching closely and knows their case too well.

Someone whose vengeance will burn forever.
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NYPD detectives seek the brutal killer of wealthy Manhattanites - under the watchful and clever eye of the killer himself.

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