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The retribution
Val McDermid
Adult Fiction MCDERMI

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The return of serial killer Jacko Vance drives McDermid's superb seventh novel featuring Dr. Tony Hill and Det. Chief Insp. Carol Jordan of the Bradfield police (after 2010's Fever of the Bone). Vance, the charming TV talk show host responsible for murdering 17 teenage girls in 1997's The Wire in the Blood, manages to escape from prison just as Carol and her team are on the brink of disbanding at the behest of a new chief superintendent. Carol is also leading the murder investigation of several sex workers, each tattooed with the word mine, but it's the hunt for Jacko that consumes her and Tony, knowing that he'll likely direct his pentup anger at the people who helped put him away. Soon Carol's team is working both cases and both killers are upping the ante (and the body count). The emotional wedge that the sadistic Jacko is able to drive between Tony and Carol makes this one of McDermid's strongest efforts. 5-city author tour. Agent: Jane Gregory. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Incarcerated serial killer Jacko Vance has been planning the perfect escape for 15 years. But his escape is only the beginning-Vance has plotted a violent trajectory of revenge against everyone he believes helped to convict and imprison him. DCI Carol Jordan and criminal profiler Tony Hill top his list, but can they stop him before it's too late for them and nearly everyone they know and love? Verdict McDermid's seventh series novel (after Fever of the Bone) raises the stakes by positioning her duo against both death and the demise of their personal and professional relationship. A gruesomely enjoyable yarn for McDermid fans and mystery thriller lovers. [Five-city tour; see Prepub Alert, 7/10/11.]-Jennifer Rogers, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. Lib., Richmond (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Partner of Carol;.
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