<B>PERISH was a finalist for the G. P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award.</B><P><P>Bestselling author Lisa Black takes readers on a nailbiting journey to the dark side of justice as forensic expert Maggie Gardiner discovers troubling new details about her colleague Jack Renner, a homicide detective with a brutal approach to law and order . . .
The scene of the crime is lavish but gruesome. In a luxurious mansion on the outskirts of Cleveland, a woman’s body lies gutted in a pool of blood on the marble floor. The victim is Joanna Moorehouse, founder of Sterling Financial. The killer could be any one of her associates.
Maggie knows that to crack the case, she and Jack will have to infiltrate the cutthroat world of high-stakes finance. But the offices of Sterling Financial seethe with potential suspects, every employee hellbent on making a killing. When another officer uncovers disturbing evidence in a series of unrelated murders, the investigation takes a surprising detour.
Only Maggie recognizes the blood-soaked handiwork of a killer who has committed the most heinous of crimes—and will continue killing until he is stopped. Burdened with unbearable secrets, Maggie must make an agonizing choice, while her conscience keeps telling her: she’s next.
“A solid position in suspense, a solid backbone of detection.”
“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.”
Praise For Lisa Black
and her Gardiner and Renner Thrillers
“Lisa Black always delivers authentic characters in riveting stories. That Darkness takes things to a spellbinding new level.”
—Jeff Lindsay, creator of the Dexter series
“Intriguing forensic details help drive the plot to its satisfying conclusion.”
“Black is one of the best writers of the world of forensics.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“The surprising ending is sure to keep readers coming back for more.”—Booklist
“A great choice for readers of psychological suspense, forensic investigations, and mystery.”
“A crime thriller with a sharp psychological edge running through it. . . . If you are a lover of mystery and suspense, this is an absolute must read.”
“A murder at the struggling Cleveland Herald reunites forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and detective Jack Renner, who share each other’s dreadful secrets. Solid mystery fare.”
“Black does a good job contrasting the complex characters of her two leads.”
“This terrific mystery will keep you guessing at every turn—and turning pages as fast as you can.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan