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The Wire in the Blood By Val McDermid

The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

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Dr Tony Hill is heading up a team on the National Profiling Task Force. As an exercise, he asks if there is a link between the cases of 30 missing teenagers. Only one officer, Shaz Bowman, comes up with a theory. But then someone murders one of their number. Could Bowman's suspicion be true?

The Wire in the Blood Summary

The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Taut, suspenseful and ferociously readable thriller featuring psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill. 'A terrific chiller from Manchester's answer to Thomas Harris' Guardian Nobody moves around inside the messy heads of serial killers like Dr Tony Hill. Now heading up the recently founded National Profiling Task Force, he sets his team an exercise: they are given the details of thirty missing teenagers and asked to use their new techniques to discover whether there is a sinister link between any of the cases. Only one officer, Shaz Bowman, comes up with a concrete theory, but it is ridiculed by the rest of the group until someone murders and mutilates one of their number. Could Bowman's outrageous suspicion possibly be true? For Tony Hill, the murder of a member of his team becomes a matter for personal revenge. Aided by his previous colleague, Carol Jordan, he embarks upon a campaign of psychological terrorism -- a game of cat and mouse where the roles of hunter and hunted are all too easily reversed.

The Wire in the Blood Reviews

'Compelling and shocking' Minette Walters 'Gripping, intelligent stuff' Mail on Sunday 'A deliciously gruesome serial killer thriller Ms McDermid finds new ways to shock and revolt us' New York Times 'Terrifying but stylish, cruel and compassionate' Mail on Sunday

About Val McDermid

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester.

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The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid
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