Chill of Night

Chill of Night

by John Lutz
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Chill of Night by John Lutz

"The Justice Killer

There's a twisted serial killer stalking the streets of New York City, dealing his own perverse version of justice. He kills swiftly and silently, leaving his calling card--a red "J"--on the bodies of his prey. His victims have one thing in common: they've all been jurors in the city's most infamous cases--cases in which the killer was found "not guilty." Overnight, the Justice Killer has the city in a stranglehold. And there's only one man who has a shot at finding him . . .

Homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation hunting down serial killers. After getting shot by an armed robber--and stepping on the wrong toes in the NYPD--he's been retired. The city needs him now, and finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore . . . and he doesn't have to play by the rules . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786016358
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.77(h) x 1.23(d)

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"Lutz is one of the masters of the police novel."--Ridley Pearson

"John Lutz just keeps getting better and better."--Tony Hillerman

"A major talent."--John Lescroart

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Chill of Night 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
MsTink More than 1 year ago
A John Lutz book that will not disappoint. Strong characters, good story and as always, a great ending. John Lutz does not get the credit that he deserves. I know that when I begin reading his stories, it will be hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just caught up with this one and it is great. I am a John Lutz fan and he doesn't disappoint. The plot is good and the characterization terrific. This one will keep you up all night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another gripping mystery from award winning writer John Lutz, Chill of Night is his best yet. I have read all of the thrillers in this New York City based series and Chilll of Night is a spellbinder. Like the others in the series, the reader never has an inkling as to the indentity of the perpetrator. From the surprise opening chapter to the end, which I never saw coming, the middle chapters make you wonder...is the perpetrator an avenging angel? The characters are richly drawn, and two female detectives in particular reflect the vicissitudes of life that young, attractive, successful career woman must cope with. The writing is especially detailed so the reader sees every scene, feels every nuance. Chill of Night would make a great movie. Susan Nelle Sarasota, FL
harstan More than 1 year ago
He retired from NYPD after taking a bullet while chasing down a serial killer, but former homicide detective Artemis Beam knows he really left because he no longer had the patience to deal with unctuous superiors who interfered, not helped, on investigations. However, retirement is tedious and with the recent suicide of his wife ennui has set in on top of the despondency and survivor He, in a dark mood, negatively muses on what he could have done different. --- Because of his well earned reputation for catching serial killers, Deputy Chief Andy da Vinci asks Beam to help the department capture the ¿Justice Killer¿ this serial killer murders people who served as foremen on juries that freed the ¿guilty¿ the culprit leaves behind a trademark red J drawn on the victim¿s body. Beam agrees to investigate, but quickly realizes the Justice Killer seems one step ahead of the police making him wonder if an insider is the murderer. The former cop concludes that the Justice killer has plans to leave a J on the task force hunting him or perhaps even her. --- CHILL OF NIGHT is a typical serial killer cat and mouse thriller except that talented John Lutz refreshes the sub-genre with a sense of the terror gripping the city and how much the J-killer debilitates the justice system. The suspense remains in the stratosphere from the moment da Vinci brings out of retirement Beam and never slows down until the final confrontation between the killer and the retired cop ends with a masterful twist that readers will realize afterward was in our face, but brilliantly disguised. Mr. Lutz¿s fans or anyone who appreciate a tense police procedural will appreciate this high octane thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
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Will keep you reading deep into the night! Awesome!
readernotcritic More than 1 year ago
A very good read. My only criticism is that the premiss of Mr. Lutz's books are all very similar. I have read three and found all to be good, however, they were just alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't quite put my finger on it but the story line seems to be missing some links. Not bad for a free Friday offering. I'd give Mr. Lutz another shot; perhaps it was simply a fluke that the pace seemed slow to me.
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Really good! Keep it up
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