By Jonathan Santlofer
Nate Rodriguez is a police cartoon artist for the NYPD, and his good fortune expense is excessive, with one out of 3 of his drawings resulting in an arrest. but if he's confronted with an strangely gifted killer, he realizes that he could have met his fit. For this killer is a guy a great deal like himself–a guy who sees and thinks in photos. A killer who leaves drawings on the crime scenes depicting his murders in chilling, gory–and prescient–detail.
As Nate's snap shots develop into increasingly more exact pictures of the madman–the killer unearths how to thieve Nate's graphics after which imitate Nate's personal hand. The conflicting facts leads the police to suspect that Nate himself may be the killer and pushes Nate right into a scary cat and mouse chase for his quarry. existence and demise, paintings and artifice have by no means been so vividly certain jointly.
Jonathan Santlofer pushes the bounds of the mystery to new heights with this masterful combination of paintings and suspense. With sequential sketches that exchange through the text–first the killer's, then Nate's–Santlofer teases us with impossible to resist clues and mental information introduced in a hugely unique way.
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Bantam mass marketplace variation released February 2001
Bantam reissue variation / October 2004
Epub (2004) ISBN: 9780553900880
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Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense by Jonathan Santlofer