A Cruel Season for Dying

A Cruel Season for Dying

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Investigating a series of ritual murders in which the victims have had angel wings attached to their bodies, Japanese-American NYPD detective James Sakura discovers that the killer believes himself to be waging a war against God. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In a city of lives separated by walls, a city of flash and silence, light and dark, veteran NYPD detective James Sakura feels it all: the hurt, the loneliness, and the horror. An intense, soft-spoken Japanese-American homicide cop, Sakura is being called into the most frightening case of his career. Dead bodies are being found - bloodless, naked, and posed with the giant wings of white birds. A killer is turning his victims into angels.
Sakura knows he is after a monster. The city soon knows it too when an ambitious reporter seduces her way inside the investigation and inflames all New York with the terrifying details of the case.
Now without any clues, Sakura turns to a brilliant and beautiful FBI profiler as well as to his former partner, a man who crashed and burned as a cop but still retains the finest instincts of a man-hunter. As Sakura's team races to each new crime scene, as forensic scientists and pathologists scour for any microscopic shred of evidence, the killer ups the ante: After a series of adult male victims, the latest is a child.
In the face of unimaginable evil, Sakura grapples with the suspicion that the man he hunts is a lot like him: a man who loves a woman, who wants to put a shattered world back together, who is as sensitive and brilliant as Sakura himself. Like two lost souls in a city of fallen angels, the cop and the killer are doing what they must - and every step of their journey takes them closer and closer to each other.

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NYPD Homicide detective James Sakura's hunt for a killer who leaves bloodless, naked victims posed with white wings, forces him to deal with an ambitious reporter, a brilliant FBI profiler, and his former partner.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780892967742
Branch Call Number: F MOO
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm


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