After being acquitted of eight grisly murders by reason of insanity, Hanford Wells was committed to a psychiatric hospital from which he soon escaped. When dental records proved that the battered body discovered in the woods was that of his missing patient, psychiatrist Llewellyn Price breathed a sigh of relief.
Now, a year later a girl’s skeleton is discovered near Wells’ home town and carved into her skull are a line of symbols strikingly similar to those Wells doodled before his escape.
Dr. Price has been asked to help the authorities profile the killer, a job he accepts amidst growing fears that Hanford Wells may not be dead after all, and if he’s not Price knows that this girl was not the madman’s first victim and that she certainly will not be his last.
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About the Author
See my profile on Goodreads.com at: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2376305.David_Grace See my profile on Amazon.com at: http://www.Amazon.Com/Author/davidgrace See my website at: http://www.davidgraceauthor.com Browse my books on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/davidgraceauthor/app_19138777091239400000499592905 To purchase trade paperback editions of my books go either to Amazon.com or to my print publisher, Wildside Press at: http://www.wildsidebooks.com/GRACE-David_c_1514.html I used to write under the name "David Alexander" but there were several other writers using that name and publishers and agents confused me with them, so I now use the pen name, "David Grace." My first published novel was "The Chocolate Spy" followed by "Fane" then "My Real Name Is Lisa" then "The Eyes Of The Blind." I have re-titled Fane as "The Accidental Magician"; re-titled "My Real Name Is Lisa" as "Stolen Angel" and re-titled "The Eyes Of The Blind" as "True Faith." All are available at Smashwords, Amazon, and other ebook sellers. All of my novels except "Daniel" are available in trade paperback editions at Amazon.com from publisher, Wildside Press. My favorite books that I wrote are "The Concrete Kiss", "Death Never Sleeps", "Death Never Lies", "Shooting Crows At Dawn", "A Death In Beverly Hills", "True Faith", "Easy Target", and "Doll's Eyes" more or less in that order but the order changes from day to day. I think the best SF stories that I have written are the Tramp stories contained in SF Stories Volume 1. I have had several Sci Fi stories published in Analog Magazine and two crime stores published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. I am a long-time member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. The legendary SF author (and friend) Jack Vance named a planet after me in "The Face" and named a lawgiver after me in "Night Lamp." I shared a story credit (with two others) for the Outer Limits episode "Joy Ride" which starred Cliff Robertson. My most recent novel is "Death Never Sleeps." I often write screenplays based on my books as well as stand-alone screenplays. I have written screenplays for: "The Concrete Kiss"; "True Faith"; "Death Never Sleeps", "Stolen Angel"; "A Death In Beverly Hills", "Doll's Eyes","The Traitor's Mistress", "Daniel" and "Etched In Bone." I have also written the non-novel related screenplays: "Dreamboat" romantic comedy; "Champion's Season" (comedy); "First Starship" (G-rated adventure).