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Strip Search

(2007)
(The second book in the Susan Pulaski series)
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She likes the sudden seconds of sheer terror. The neon dreams fit perfectly with the dreams that wake her up at night: about the man she loved and lost, about the constant temptations in her life, and about the odds that inevitably she'll be in the right place at the right time to look naked, human madness in the eye.

Welcome to the world of Susan Pulaski, an unconventional and unusually subversive Las Vegas police behaviorist who's already been canned once and has never been needed more. In the Sin City, someone is ritually murdering handpicked victims, each with dirty secrets in their past. The killer's gimmick: Not only does he leave behind parts of the victims' bodies, he also writes obscure mathematical formulas - in their blood. Pulaski doesn't have a clue what the codes mean. But she knows someone who will.

Darcy O'Bannon is a twenty-six-year-old whose autistic savant skills are perfect for unraveling such mysteries as how many rivets are in the Eiffel Tower and how many Elvis impersonators there will be in the year 2020. As it turns out, innocent Darcy can also think along the arcane lines of Vegas's most savage serial killer, peering into a numerological mystery that stretches back hundreds of years.

With her own life one spark away from going off the rails, her department turned against her, and the lives of those she cares most about in jeopardy, Pulaski hunts for dangerous prey in the shadow of the Strip - with herself as the perfect bait. And the closer she gets, the more terrifying and intriguing the case becomes, for the person she's tracking possesses truly ingenious powers - and a heart full of hate.

The incomparable William Bernhardt brings to life America's most fascinating city and the people who police it, while he invites the reader to join one woman's fight to stay sane, stay alive, and keep a killer from making the most shocking score of all.

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Used availability for William Bernhardt's Strip Search

Hardback Editions

August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Strip Search: A Novel
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-345-47019-2 / 978-0-345-47019-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Strip Search: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-345-47020-6 / 978-0-345-47020-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Strip Search
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Strip Search (AUDIOBOOK) [CD]
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 1-4159-2847-9 / 978-1-4159-2847-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Strip Search: A Novel
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA