During a rare Texas freeze, Detectives Greg Rush and Rick Chinbroski investigate the discovery of a woman found dead in her bathtub. She is encased in ice with a cellular phone positioned against her ear. A note left at the scene of the crime leads the detectives to determine that they are not the only ones on the killer's trail. A woman, it seems, is desperate to help the police catch him . . . but only when she decides it's time. More notes, written in an obscure American dialect, follow, leading the detectives to California, where the woman reveals her identity . . . and that of the monster they are hunting.
"A fast paced, gritty, and compelling debut from a talented new voice in crime fiction." - Deborah Crombie
Used availability for Steve Copling's The Listener
February 2004 : USA Paperback
February 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition