Savage Art

Savage Art

by Danielle Girard
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Savage Art by Danielle Girard

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I think, like many suspense authors, I write about the things that scare me most. When you read my first novel, SAVAGE ART, due out in August, 2000, you may be surprised to hear that I left in the middle of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and barely made it through THE SHINING. Some people ask if I would be able to sit through one of my own books as a movie and the truthful answer is maybe not. My hope is that the real fear with which I feel the situations in my writing will make my characters, their actions and reactions, all the more real for the reader.

SAVAGE ART is the result of two years of intensive research and writing. The result, I hope, is a gritty suspense novel about ex-FBI profiler, Casey McKinley, who was brutally attacked by the killer she was profiling. Out in California, Casey thinks she's left the job far behind...until San Francisco Inspector Jordan Gray comes to her with a series of killings that are eerily familiar. My second novel, FAMILIAR STRANGER, is due out July, 2001. And I'm already hard at work on the next one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451409393
Publisher: Onyx
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.08(d)

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Savage Art 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This the first book by this author I have read. Excellent!!! Ordered the rest!!!! Deserves more than 5 stars!!!!!! Keep em coming!
harstan More than 1 year ago
He feels he is the modern day Leonardo da Vinci except he uses a scalpel to make his creations on a special model, the human body. He uses street people as his personal source of stone. FBI profiler Casey McKinley has a perfect record of solving a case within three months of receipt. She travels to Cleveland to assist local authorities¿ efforts to bring this monstrous sculptor to justice. However, this time things go wrong and he captures Casey. He breaks the bones in her hands before fleeing to avoid apprehension.

One year after the assault, Casey remains traumatized to the point of near paralysis. She remains in bed and refuses to work on her physical therapy. She sends her husband and daughter away because she needs to stay away from people, even her loved ones. However, Leonardo has not forgotten the one victim whose sculpting remains unfinished. He intends to complete his latest masterpiece using Casey¿s daughter as his material.

Danielle Girard¿s first novel, SAVAGE ART, is a thriller that rivals the best of Illes, Pollinger, or Goldberg. The fiendish villain acts similar to Hannibal Lechter, leaving those with a squeamish stomach wanting to skip some of the more graphic sections. The heroine is a fascinating character who will remind the audience of Crais¿ Demolition Angel due to her vulnerability and inner strength. This serial killer tale is so good fans will want sequels.

Harriet Klausner

evfamcomp More than 1 year ago
This may not be for the faint of heart. Ms. Girard writes very well, and this has a plot that is criminal suspense to the nth degree. The protagonist is a very strong woman who has to face her fears from the past. She does this and I was impressed. Kept me reading when I should have done something else. Very worthwhile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Savage Art, savagely and artfully rendered by Danielle Girard, furthers the state of the art made visible by James Patterson and, of course, Thomas Harris. Only these guys should read Girard -- she adds the element of irony and wit, and her characters are more accessible than their more famous counterparts. Move over boys, Danielle is on the scene... be afraid, be VERY afraid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so good that I could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Won't want to put it down. Very suspenseful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The villain in this book is unique, almost invulnerable, with really disgusting habits. One of his victims, a survivor, is an FBI agent who was trying to capture him, but is now struggling to recover from what he was able to do to her. And, he is still trying to kill her! The cast of characters is almost an affirmative action group - a woman, an African American, and a gay man. But, all are sympathetic characters easy to identify with. Well worth reading just to spend the time with them.
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