Animosity by David L. Lindsey
A Novel

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Ross Marteau is the toast of the international art world for his sensualsculptures of rich and famous women. But when a long-term relationshipbreaks up badly, he retreats to his Texas hometown -- only to have hisnewfound peace of mind permanently, and profoundly, shattered.

One afternoon over lunch, Ross is approached by a woman to whom he feelsan irresistible attraction. She introduces herself as Celeste Lacan andasks him to take on a new commission, a sculpture of her younger sister, Leda, promising that the job will present artistic challenges unlike anyhe has encountered before. Though reluctant, Ross can't help but beintrigued: by Celeste herself and by a photo of Leda's face, a portraitof incomparable beauty.

When he meets her, Ross is stunned to discover that Leda's body is asstartlingly unique as her face is beautiful. Just as Celeste predicted, he becomes consumed with portraying the duality of her body... and, perhaps, her soul. At the same time, he becomes increasingly aware thatthe enigmati depth he sees in Celeste is as mesmerizing as thefathomless torment he sees in Leda. Soon he's romantically involved withone sist
 

About David L. Lindsey

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David Lindsey is a highly-acclaimed, best-selling author of suspense fiction. His chilling page-turners are read around the world. Whether writing about serial killers or undercover agents, gutsy, gory thrillers are his trademark. "A Cold Mind" (1983) introduced Houston police detective Stuart Haydon and a serial killer using the rabies virus as a murder weapon. Other popular books featuring Haydon include "Heat From Another Sun" (1984) and "Spiral" (1986). Female detective Carmen Palma is the protagonist of "Mercy" (1990). This book is a tale told with such horror that it has been compared to "Silence Of The Lambs". Some of Lindsey's works have been made into films, most notably "Requiem for a Glass Heart" (1996) starring Demi Moore. Lindsey was born November 6, 1944 in Kingsville, Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in English literature. He has worked as a freelance editor and is the founder of Heidelberg Publishers.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Little Brown. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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The thing about Ross Marteau is that he’s never cared enough—not enough about art to take it seriously, not enough about the women in his life to commit to a long-term relationship.

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