Dead Run (TPB) (EE) by P. J. Tracy
Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky, and Deputy Sharon Mueller are driving from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Sharon believes a new serial killer is just warming up, about to terrorize the city if Grace's software can't identify him soon. A couple of detours later and the women find themselves deep in woodland where, to Annie's citified horror, the car breaks down. They eventually stumble across Four Corners, a crossroads town where they hoped to find a land line and a mechanic. What they find instead is a ghost town where everything appears normal apart from the complete absence of life and severed phone lines in every building. When the three become witness to a horrifying double murder committed by soldiers who have closed the town to the outside world for reasons the women can't begin to imagine, they find themselves running for their lives... With all the hallmarks that made Want to Play? and Live Bait so successful - crackling dialogue, great characters and striking pace - this next novel will take PJ Tracy to new levels.