The Serpent's Kissby Mark T. Sullivan
To catch the killer
A divorced, second generation homicide detective out of San Diego, Seamus Moynihan figures he¹s witnessed the worst kind of violence humans can visit upon one another. Then he¹s summoned to a crime scene where the victim, a naked man, has been bitten to death by a snake in a bizarre ritual orchestrated by a cunning and vicious murderer.
To catch the killer, Moynihan must embark on a mesmerizing journey into a world of twisted eroticism, black-market herpetology, fanatical spiritual cults, and ultimately one of history¹s enduring mysteries: Who was the second woman?
With the help of a Biblical scholar whose theories about the enigmatic wife of Cain may provide a startling link to the current investigation, Moynihan follows a twisting trail that leads to herpetologists on the cutting edge of television celebrity, Internet swingers exploring the dark depths of human sexuality...and a chilling fundamentalist cult in the backwoods of Alabama. As the mystery deepens, weaving together events of the distant and recent past, the veteran detective is forced to confront his own life¹s choices in a climax that threatens to destroy his sanity.
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Meet the Author
Mark. T. Sullivan is the author of Labyrinth, the book Publishers Weekly called ?one of the most exciting yarns of the millennium?; The Purification Ceremony, voted one of the hundred best books of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times; and The Fall Line, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism, he lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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Won't waste words. The Serpent's Kiss is well crafted; the writing is tight, the story is engaging and the characters are developed and interesting. If you are going to read something, read this.