Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they’re runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It’s the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They’ve spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find…
He’s handsome and talented, rich and famous–a notorious charmer with the power to seduce…and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he’s capable of. No one can imagine what he’s already done. And no one can fathom what he’s about to do next. Until one of Hill’s students is murdered–the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who’s hunting them…
Val McDermid’s Wire in the Blood is “A superb psychological thriller” (Cosmopolitan).
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The #1 bestselling novel that inspired the hit Netflix series
A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, House of Cards reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power.
Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics—and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. Mattie Storin is a tenacious young reporter who has a knack for finding the real stories hidden behind the spin. When she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels, she vows to reveal the truth. But to do so she must battle her own demons and risk everything, even her life.
House of Cards is a classic political thriller reinvented for a new generation.
“This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity….a great triumph.” — The Independent