By Jonathan Santlofer
Nate Rodriguez is a police cartoon artist for the NYPD, and his luck expense is excessive, with one out of 3 of his drawings resulting in an arrest. but if he's confronted with an strangely proficient killer, he realizes that he could have met his fit. For this killer is a guy a great deal like himself–a guy who sees and thinks in photographs. A killer who leaves drawings on the crime scenes depicting his murders in chilling, gory–and prescient–detail.
As Nate's photos develop into a growing number of exact pictures of the madman–the killer unearths how to scouse borrow Nate's pix after which imitate Nate's personal hand. The conflicting facts leads the police to suspect that Nate himself may be the killer and pushes Nate right into a scary cat and mouse chase for his quarry. existence and dying, paintings and artifice have by no means been so vividly sure jointly.
Jonathan Santlofer pushes the limits of the mystery to new heights with this masterful mix of artwork and suspense. With sequential sketches that trade in the course of the text–first the killer's, then Nate's–Santlofer teases us with impossible to resist clues and mental information brought in a hugely unique way.
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Additional info for Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense
How did he do it? She could not imagine. But then, all Rodriguez had needed was one look at her unsub’s drawings to know they were made by the same man, one who was right-handed—and the lab had conﬁrmed it. The sketches had come from the same kind of sketch pad, the glue that had held them in place still detectable along the edge of each. It was something, a connection, though nothing a DA could take to court. If they were lucky they might ﬁnd something on the drawings other than the vics’ blood, though so far there was nothing.
Serial killers were their thing. Though in the last few years those particular bad boys had ceded a little bit of their numero uno status to terrorists, which the bureau was not quite as good at capturing or deterring, not that there was any way to deter serial killers unless the government opted for sterilizing all potentially abusive parents, for a start, which Terri thought was a damn good idea. Of course there was still that unexplainable part, the “evil gene” so many scientists were talking about these days.
My grandmother turned the ﬂame off the riego, got the cod fritters from the fridge, heated up a portion that was way too big, and presented the platter. I ate most of it while she nattered on about this poor soul and that one, and how people should be happier and kinder and why the man at the ﬁsh counter was a sneaky one trying to sell old ﬁsh, then asked again why I had no new girl in my life, and I had a brief ﬂash of Terri Russo running her ﬁngers through her hair. I told my grandmother I just wasn’t lucky with women and she suggested I make an offering to Oshun, the orisha of love, to which I sighed and she sighed too.
Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense by Jonathan Santlofer