Catherine, who grew up on a horse ranch in Cameron County Texas, wrote her first two novels (fifteen pages each) when she was fourteen. Catherine’s grandmother, who died at the young age of 37, was also a writer. Her father was a painter and singer, and her mother is a retired concert pianist. After earning(…)
The Kill Room
Book Number 10 in the Lincoln Rhyme Series.
A U.S. citizen in the Bahamas is shot by a sniper par excellence-a man capable of delivering a “million-dollar bullet” into the heart of his targets, a mile or more away. The investigation reveals that the victim, Robert Moreno, a man known to have strong anti-American sympathies, was assassinated by the U.S. government.
New York assistant district attorney Nance Laurel, unwilling to let the government get away with ignoring the rule of law, brings a criminal case against both the director of the National Intelligence and Operations Service (NIOS), who ordered the killing, and the sniper himself. Assigned the job of investigating the killing, Lincoln Rhyme, aided by his partner Amelia Sachs and his regular crew of associates, takes on the controversial case. But the director of NIOS learns of the investigation and takes steps to derail it.
One of the eeriest villains in recent fiction, Jacob Ohnley, takes on the task of eliminating witnesses and stopping Laurel, Rhyme and Sachs, using his favorite “companion,” a unique and deadly knife he reveres more than most people.