From Publishers Weekly
Strong stomachs are needed for Cardieri's below average debut, a serial-killer whodunit. A fiend known as the Daily Killer is terrorizing New York City during the Christmas season, committing multiple murders every day and in some cases wiping out entire families. At each crime scene he leaves the taunting message: â€œbetter luck next time.â€ The high-profile case consumes NYPD Det. Deke Durgess, exacerbating tensions with his wife about time spent away from his family. The story line follows a predictable path as the public, the politicians and the police brass all put increasing pressure on Durgess and his FBI partner, Kurt Joseph, to find the pattern that will enable them to anticipate the killer's next targets. Even CSI
junkies may find the graphic details of the fatal shootings excessive, while the number of small children gunned down will turn off others. The revelation of the Daily Killer's identity won't surprise veteran genre readers. (Dec.)
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About the Author
ANTHONY J. CARDIERI has worked for the city of New York for the past 18 years and currently serves as District Superintendent in the Department of Sanitation. He lives with his wife and three young children in New York City.