“Levine’s fiendish ability to create 20 patterns from the same set of clues will have you waiting impatiently for his next novel.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Sparkles with wit and subtlety.”
– Toronto Star
“Catch me if you can.”
The lipsticked message on the bathroom mirror harks back to the bloody history of Jack the Ripper. But the dead woman’s computer files point to a high-tech network where lonely people spend solitary nights in steamy talk, sometimes arranging a rendezvous that can lead to love...or murder.
Compu-Mate, run by ex-jockey Max Blinderman and his gorgeous mate, Roberta, seems legitimate enough. The only link among the dead bodies is a bizarre modem operandi and printout of suspects from Compu-Mate’s subscribers that includes an alcoholic English professor, a macho forest ranger, a lonely homicide detective, and a Vietnam vet who may be hiding a secret behind his medals.
Lassiter resists being appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the case. “I always have doubts. I see a glimmer of humanity underneath the mask of evil. I see reasons and causes and justifications. I feel pity.”
But Lassiter takes the job, enlisting the aid of a brilliant female psychiatrist with a dark secret in her past. Sexual mysteries abound, and no one is quite what he or she seems, as Lassiter wanders through a maze of lies and corruption in order to uncover the murderer.
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