Deviant Ways by Chris Mooney

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In Deviant Ways, Chris Mooney unleashes a blistering portrait of violence sure to leave readers gasping. Beginning with a shocking murder scene that reverberates chillingly throughout the novel, Mooney's pitch-perfect narrative -- punctuated with one shockingly violent and unpredictable twist after another -- spotlights two brilliant minds locked in a high-stakes duel.At the heart of Deviant Ways is a fragile former FBI profiler whose life was shattered by a psychopath. Jack Casey has started over as a detective in a posh shoreline community outside Boston. That's where the Sandman finds him. The Sandman is killing not just one person at a time, but whole families and whole neighborhoods, unleashing one shattering explosion after another, and watching the horror unfold on a network of sophisticated hidden cameras. The Sandman knows everything about his victims. And he knows everything about Jack Casey -- including how to hurt him most.In crafting a story that is disturbing, unforgettable, and electrifying from first page to last, Chris Mooney catapults Deviant Ways into suspense fiction's highest ranks.

About Chris Mooney

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Chris Mooney is the critically acclaimed author of "Deviant Ways", "World Without End", and "Remembering Sarah", which was nominated for the Barry Award and the Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in Boston with his wife and son. For more information, visit
Published January 1, 2001 by Pocket Books. 432 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Casey barely escapes and, a month later, when another bloody tableau fails to detonate, he gets a call from the Sandman, who threatens to go after Taylor and Rachel if Casey doesn't drop his investigation.

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Mooney's cinematic eye, unerring ear for vivid dialogue and deft touches of humanityDoften interjected in moving counterpoint to the plot's malevolenceDcombine to turn this novel, despite some genre clich s (e.g., the traumatized cop), into a rousing read.

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