The Last Temptation (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #3)

The Last Temptation (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #3)

by Val McDermid

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Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.

Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases, doesn't want to do this anymore.

But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend and colleague. And Tony's former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, is directly in the murderer's path, working undercover in a world where human life means less than the smallest drug deal. She needs Tony's help as much as the beleaguered European police officials do.

Now the danger is closing in. Confronting the worst of modern crime and struggling to unravel roots that lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony and Carol are forced to battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this morass of double-cross and double-dealing, they have no one to trust but each other. Deftly merging the dark terrain of forensic psychology with the brooding, crime-streaked world of post-Cold War Europe, Val McDermid's The Last Temptation is an unrivaled tour de force that takes Tony Hill further into the mind of a killer than he's ever dared to go before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312986315
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/19/2003
Series: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series , #3
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.81(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year for The Mermaids Singing. Her novel A Place of Execution won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Last Temptation (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #3) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting look at post-unification Germany and EU Europe. For the most part, without excess plot twists.
wispywillow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I seem to have a singular knack for grabbing an interesting book only to realize, near the end, that I've read the middle of a series. *le sigh* On a happy note, that means there are more of these to read!This was a very interesting book. The characters were fun if maybe a wee bit flat. Lots of suspense. I don't get to read many books about the police processes in the EU, so I found this very interesting. Now time for me to start over with the first book.
judithrs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Last Temptation. Val McDermid. 2003. Profiler Tony Hill becomes involved with a serial murderer who is killing experimental psychologists in Holland and Germany. His former partner is undercover trying trap a notorious criminal who deals in drugs and illegal aliens in Germany. The cases collide in an exciting climax. This is the second Tony Hill novel I have read and I found it suspenseful and interesting. McDermid is a good writer and I plan to read the other Tony Hill novels.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not quite as satisfying as previous instalments this is the story of Carol Jordan working undercover and Tony Hill trying to work out who killed some women close by. The two of them are a little too caught up in themselves to be believable as a working team and not as a pair of people bent on self-destruction.I didn't get as caught by the story as by previous I think the two parallel stories fell a little flat occasionally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carol Jordan goes undercover in an elaborate sting operation to catch a human trafficker... and then does something totally stupid to blow her cover. Most of the novel was good, but that incident made me shake my head in disbelief. Carol is supposed to be a seasoned, smart cop, but despite having a gteat cover identity created for her, and being repeatedly told how dangerous this man is, she breaks cover in a really dumb way. It really threw me out of the story. I still like the rest of the series, though...
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miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
As always, once you start reading a Val McDermid story, everything else in life gets neglected. Another brilliantly captivating read.
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This series gets better and better with each book.
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Yankees_1_Fan More than 1 year ago
Well written and interesting
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I read this, the first I've ever read by the author, on a vacation in the Carribean. It was a fantastic beach book. A gripping page-turner! Will read more books by Val McDermid, for sure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical of this book because I'd never heard of the author, but it was an excellent read. Very suspenseful. It also dives deep into the mind of the serial killer, very interesting stuff.