A homeless juvenile delinquent witnesses a killer dubbed as "The Cremator" setting one of his strangling victims on fire. Assigned to the case is victim/witness advocate Kate Conlan, a once up-and-coming FBI agent who has returned to the quiet routine of her hometown desk job. Now she's part of a lethal game of cat-and-mouse with a killer who could send everything she knows up in flames.
Without a doubt...Tami Hoag is one of the most intense suspense writers around. -- Chicago Tribune
[Tami Hoag] demonstrates just why she has become one of the hottest names in the suspense game....Bottom line: Leaves competition in the dust. -- People
[A] detail-packed thriller... The Silence of the Lambs comes to mind more than once. -- Entertainment Weekly
Tami Hoag is the queen of the crime story. -- New York Post
You'll want to lock the doors while you're reading. -- Star Tribune, Minneapolis
An up-all-night read. -- Detroit News
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