THE SUN GOES DOWN . .
The Night Watchman is ready to kill—again. After
thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted
atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and
Jack the Ripper. Now, at last, his moment has come...
THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS . . .
For renowned psychic
Lucinda Sloan, fame is a double-edged sword. Through her television
appearances, she helps police capture America’s most elusive serial
killers. Unfortunately, she also catches the eye of the Night
Watchman. Once this madman learns that Lucinda “sees” murders after
they’re committed, it’s time to play…
AND THE FEAR NEVER
The first victim is someone she knows—a personal shock
that brings Lucinda closer to her ex-lover, Detective Randall
Barakat. Then a second murder in Chicago, and a third in Denver,
makes her realize that the Night Watchman is toying with her. Each
victim wears a wristwatch…each watch bears a message... and each
message is a warning for Lucinda that her time is up—and soon
she’ll be next to die . . .
“Staub keeps things taut and unpredictable…a surprisingly effective
thriller.” —Publishers Weekly
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