From the internationally bestselling author of Kill the Father — “a stunningly original page-turner that twists the concept of psychological thriller in a terrifying and wonderful way” (Jonathan Kellerman) — comes the second Caselli and Torre novel, a high-voltage ride into the bizarre as the detective duo tracks a lethal villain on a quest for revenge.
When a high-speed train from Milan draws into the station in Rome with a carriage full of dead bodies, Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli, a fierce detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe of her own, is called to lead the investigation. After receiving a message claiming responsibility for the killings and announcing more murders to come, officers turn their attention to a small group of Islamic extremists.
But Dante Torre believes authorities are being misdirected. For him the Islamic link is a smokescreen concealing the actions of a killer who has been committing murders all over the world for years: a woman who calls herself Gilitinè, after the mythological Lithuanian goddess of death. After further carnage, Gilitinè’s murderous plans escalate to macabre heights, and only Dante and Colomba can stop her.
Simon & Schuster, Limited