Detective Alex Mills turns to psychic Gus Parker to help him solve a series of baffling murders perpetrated by a deranged killer who leaves his victims' bodies and taunting clues in the desert surrounding Phoenix, AZ. Someone is filling the desert caves around Phoenix with bodies--a madman who, in a taunting ritual, is leaving behind a record of his crimes etched into the stone. With no leads and no suspects, Detective Alex Mills sees a case spinning out of control. City leaders want the case solved yesterday, and another detective wants to elbow Mills out of the way. As the body count rises, Mills turns to Gus Parker, an "intuitive medium" whose murky visions sometimes point to real clues. It's an unorthodox approach, but Mills is desperate. When Parker is brought to the crime scenes, he sees visions of a house on fire and a screaming child. But what does it mean? He struggles to interpret his psychic messages, knowing that the killer is one step ahead and that in this vast desert, the next murder could happen anywhere. Nor does it help that he's always been unlucky in love and now finds himself the prey of a lovelorn stalker. She is throwing him off his game. Someone will win this contest, and both Parker and Mills fear it will be the cunning, ruthless killer, who is able to use the trackless landscape as a cover for his brutal crimes.
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About the Author
Steven Cooper is a freelance writer, video producer, and the author of three previous novels. A former television reporter, he has received multiple Emmy awards and nominations, a National Edward R. Murrow Award, and Associated Press awards. He taught writing at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) from 2007 to 2012.
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Desert Remains is a book that kept me turning the pages. That is high praise which is richly deserved. The author develops the characters well and the story is constantly moving ahead. Gus Cooper is a psychic/surfer/hippie who has insight into crimes happening in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Deceased women have been found in and around the cliffs surrounding the Phoenix area. The killings have been depicted on the walls of the cliffs. Alex Mills, a local cop and Timothy Chase, a former F.B.I. agent are investigating the killings. Mills decides to bring in Gus Cooper, the psychic, because progress is not being made. What happens makes for an entertaining and involving mystery. The writer tells an intriguing story that keeps the reader wanting to know more. I heartily recommend Desert Remains to all who enjoy a well told mystery.