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y separately published work icon The Killing Hands single work   novel   crime  
Is part of Sophie Anderson P. D. Martin 2005 series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Killing Hands
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' FBI profiler Sophie Anderson is an expert at dealing with gruesome murder cases and psychotic serial killers. Her latest case, however, is like nothing she's ever seen before - the victim has had his throat ripped out.

'The body is identified as a member of an Asian criminal organisation, and Sophie and her team suspect they've stumbled upon a gangland hit. But the butchered victim had been missing for fifteen years, presumed dead - so who lured him out of hiding to kill him?

'When Sophie uncovers a number of similar murders with links to organised crime, she realises she has a seasoned killer on her hands who leaves no forensic evidence. But how does he do it?

'Sophie is also grappling with more personal issues. Over-protective parents visiting from Australia, her erratic psychic skills and the growing distraction of her feelings for a fellow cop.

'But Sophie will have to focus on the job - they still have no idea who's behind the murder, or that another is being planned... one that will strike at the heart of the investigating team itself.' (From the publisher's website.)

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains an ['Asian'] character.

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