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“A solid position in suspense, a solid backbone of detection.” —Kirkus Reviews
“As always with Black, this psychological suspense is incredible. And her way of describing the financial world makes you want to run out, take any money you have invested, cash it in and place it under your pillow instead.” —Suspense Magazine
Perish (A Gardiner and Renner Novel) is the third in a dark, suspenseful thriller series featuring the characters of Maggie Gardiner, a forensics expert for the Cleveland police department who likes to do things with scientific precision; and Jack Renner, a homicide detective who becomes a vigilante and eliminates killers who would otherwise escape justice. As this supercharged thriller opens, Jack and Maggie respond to a gorgeous mansion on the edge of Cleveland where thirty- year-old Joanna Moorehouse, the wunderkind founder of Sterling Financial, has been eviscerated—literally—on the marble floor of her spacious living room. Despite the violence of the crime there is no blood leading away from the body or any other signs of disturbance, no break-in, personal electronics still present, and a statement showing over six hundred million dollars in a Panamanian account undisturbed on her desk. But Maggie does find a small portion of a fingerprint in blood under Joanna’s body. As they dig deeper into the cut-throat financial world, a killer stays a step ahead of them, even as he claims more victims . . .
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black is the author of seven novels in the Theresa MacLean mystery series and two novels written as Elizabeth Becka. As a forensic scientist at the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, she analyzed gunshot residue on hands and clothing, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, DNA, blood and many other forms of trace evidence, as well as crime scenes. Now she is a latent print examiner and CSI for the Cape Coral Police Department in Florida, working mostly with fingerprints and crime scenes. She has testified in court as an expert witness over 65 times. Her books have been translated into six languages. She lives near Fort Myers, Florida.
In the fourth Gardiner and Renner thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black, Maggie Gardiner, a forensic expert who studies the dead, and her unlikely partner, a homicide cop who stalks the living, investigate a bizarre series of murders in a juvenile delinquent facility.
Maggie Gardiner, forensics expert for the Cleveland police department, and Jack Renner, a homicide detective with a killer secret, return in bestselling author Lisa Black’s new thriller as they confront the darkest threat yet to their careers—and their lives. The body of fifteen-year-old Rachael Donahue—abandoned by society, raised in foster homes, and violently unapproachable—has been discovered at the bottom of a stairwell at Firebird, the secure facility for juvenile offenders in Cleveland. For Maggie and Jack, Rachael’s death comes with a disturbing twist—the girl may have been involved with a much older man.
But Rachael’s not the only resident at the center to come to a dead end. Firebird’s ten-year-old “wild child” has overdosed in the infirmary—back-to-back tragedies that appear to be terrible accidents. As a forensic investigator, Maggie knows appearances can be deceiving. And Jack knows all about deceit. That’s why they both suspect a cold-blooded murderer is carrying out a deadly agenda. As Maggie’s ex-husband gets nearer to uncovering the secrets that Maggie and Jack must hide, it becomes increasingly harder for them to protect a new and vulnerable victim from a killer with unfathomable demons.
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