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The cover says this book is written from the screenplay, and I could tell. It was very matter-of-fact, with clear images. There was a lot of emotional distance, and at times I found it hard to keep the characters separate, since the cops referred to everyone by their last names. It's pretty disturbing, because the vivid imagery doesn't stop when the cops reach the crime scene. A serial killer is out to show the evils of the seven sins, and commits murders by forcing a man to eat until he "pops" (gluttony), cutting off a beautiful woman's nose and giving her the option to live and be ugly, or kill herself with pills (pride), etc. It's very interesting, and the ending was a surprise to me, despite having seen the movie years ago. Definitely an entertaining read. ( )
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A series of unspeakable-crimes are being committed which are so depraved and twisted that even veteran city cops can't look at them. Each murder comes with a name.


Somerset doesn't want this case. The city's best homicide-cop, he's just one week from retiring—a week he planned: to spend training his replacement David Mills, a real pain-in-the-butt go-getter. But by the second murder, Somerset knows there's a madman out there, and only he can stop him.


Somerset figures the way to catch this psycho is to get inside his mind. Mills' way is to blow his head off. They're two mismatch partners combing their violent city for a cunning, macabre, and utterly ruthless killer. And they better catch him fast, because this dark angel is promising to avenge all seven deadly sins—and the last one most shocking of all.
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"Detective Somerset has seven days before he can retire from work and escape from the city. Detective Mills is starting his first week on the job. This story is about seven days and seven shocking murders. The serial killer has one thing on his mind - seven deadly sins."--Back cover.… (more)

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