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When the burnt headless body of a young woman is found on the steps of a Baptist Church in Harlem, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper is one of the first on the shocking scene. Alex has seen some gruesome crimes committed in New York, but the barbarity of this latest discovery leaves her nauseous.With NYPD cop Mike Chapman, Alex begins to investigate, but before long another woman is slaughtered and found on the steps of a Catholic church in Little Italy; her throat slashed and her tongue cut out.It becomes clear there is a zealous serial killer on the loose. Now Alex and Mike must keep one step ahead of a religious fanatic bent on silencing the women he believes are bringing shame to his beliefs - before he kills anyone else.
This is the 13th novel in the Alexandra Cooper series. Alex is the prosecutor of sex crimes in New York, and again teams up with homicide detective, Mike Chapman. This time someone is leaving mutilated women’s bodies on the steps of churches in Manhattan. Alex and Mike need to try to find out why it is women, and in particular women in leadership roles in the church, that are being targeted. As they are beginning to put the pieces together, another woman goes missing, this time the sister of a female priest. The leads take them to a small isle off the coast of Nantucket Island, which has a very interesting history of its own. A very good psychological thriller.