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Fiske, Dorsey

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ISBN 10: 0812575571 / ISBN 13: 9780812575576
Editorial: Tor Books, 2001
Usado Condición: Good
Librería: Better World Books (Mishawaka, IN, Estados Unidos de America)

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Título: Raptor

Editorial: Tor Books

Año de publicación: 2001

Condición del libro:Good

Edición: 1st.

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The rapist is careful and smart. He studies his victims for weeks before striking. He leaves few clues behind. Mounting public and political pressure, and the growing list of victims, leaves the special task squad on his trail increasingly frustrated. Then the rapist uses a knife for the first time, and murder and mutilation become his greatest pleasures.

Police detective and sketch artist Kate Marbury is part of the task squad determined to find the rapist-murder before more women are killed. Janet, the last living victim, gives Kate the best description yet of the attacker, but the police still can't identify him. Kate feels drawn to Janet, a strong women determined not to let the rape ruin her life, and the two become close friends. Their bond is strengthened when the killer attacks Kate and Janet saves the policewoman's life.

Recovering, Kate suddenly realizes she knows who attacked her. But as a victim, she's off the case. Terrified that the murderer will strike again, Kate takes the law into her own hands.

The rape-murder investigation and the gripping suspense of the madman stalking his victims makes for a compelling plot. But the solid, human warmth at the novel's heart is the striking friendship between Kate and Janet. Police detective Kate Marbury is an interesting, three-dimensional character, an artist whose creativity and talent shape her police work. This memorable work remains in the mind long after the last page has been turned.


Kate Marbury is a police artist as well as a detective, and in this lively procedural, her two jobs converge to put her directly in the sights of a rapist who's been stalking the women of Wilmington, Delaware, and attacking them in their homes. Now the violence has escalated: he's mutilating and murdering his victims as well as raping them, and the task force assigned to the case can't find any connection among his targets. Only one of them, Janet, has survived to give Kate enough of a description to work with, and author Dorsey Fiske uses the friendship that develops between the two women to keep the plot moving speedily along. When Janet thwarts an attack on Kate and saves her life, Kate is taken off the case. When she can't get her colleagues on the task force to believe her when she says she knows the rapist's identity, she takes the law into her own hands and sets up the violent denouement.

Kate is a complex and interesting protagonist whose artistic ambitions are largely unrealized off the job, but explored effectively in her relationship with her former husband, a very successful writer who's never stopped loving her. Raptor is a well-crafted debut, and readers will be rooting for the plucky and talented Kate to return in a sequel. --Jane Adams

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