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The Wire in the Blood (1997)

by Val McDermid

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Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...

He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them...

Val McDermid's Wire in the Blood is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).

My Review
I love Val McDermid's writing. She is truly amazing and I'm glad to be reading another of her series. Her writing is so descriptive you feel like you are right in the same room. The characters are well developed and makes for interesting reading. I especially like the team of Tony Hill and Carol Jordon and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 4, 2016 |
Book Description
Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...

He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them...

Val McDermid's Wire in the Blood is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).

My Review
I love Val McDermid's writing. She is truly amazing and I'm glad to be reading another of her series. Her writing is so descriptive you feel like you are right in the same room. The characters are well developed and makes for interesting reading. I especially like the team of Tony Hill and Carol Jordon and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 3, 2016 |
Book Description
Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...

He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them...

Val McDermid's Wire in the Blood is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).

My Review
I love Val McDermid's writing. She is truly amazing and I'm glad to be reading another of her series. Her writing is so descriptive you feel like you are right in the same room. The characters are well developed and makes for interesting reading. I especially like the team of Tony Hill and Carol Jordon and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
I love Val McDermid's writing. She is truly amazing and I'm glad to be reading another of her series. Her writing is so descriptive you feel like you are right in the same room. The characters are well developed and makes for interesting reading. I especially like the team of Tony Hill and Carol Jordon and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
A decent novel about profiling and catching serial killers, set in England. Good storytelling, and more thrilling toward the end, but a bit too much bureaucratic discussion of police forces and setting up a new task force... which slowed the pacing of the book. Worth a read, and will certainly continue in the series, hoping for more concentration on the profiling and police work. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Mar 26, 2015 |
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The trilling wire in the blood
Sings below inveterate scars
Appeasing long forgotten wars.T.S. Eliot
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Julia, Lisanne and Brigid
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Murder was like magic, he thought. (Prologue)
Tony Hill lay in bed and watched a long strip of cloud slide across a sky the colour of duck eggs.
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You watch helplessly as your hot leads turn out colder than a junkie's heart.
"Still think she's shaggable, Lee?" Di Earnshaw's thin mouth pursed. "Not unless you like singing falsetto." - "I don't think you'd feel a lot like singing," Lee said.
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Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...

He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them...
 
Val McDermid's Wire in the Blood is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).

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Criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan look for a pattern in the disappearances of teenage girls across the country. Authorities are convinced the girls are runaways. Hill and Jordan have spent years exploring the psyches of madmen--but they know sane men kill, too. When one of Hill's students is murdered, it's the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find... He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce...and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them.… (more)

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