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The Cutting

(2009)
(The first book in the McCabe and Savage series)
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From a formidable new voice in suspense fiction comes an edge-of-the-seat story of a homicide detective on the trail of a killer, who slays with exacting precision, and who harbors a terrifying motive

Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe moved from New York City to Portland, Maine, to escape a dark past: both the ex-wife who'd left him for an investment banker, and the tragic death of his brother, a hero cop gone bad. He sought to raise his young daughter away from the violence of the big city . . . so he's unprepared for the horrific killer he discovers, whose bloody trail may lead to Portland's social elite.

Early on a September evening, the mutilated body of a pretty teenaged girl, a high school soccer star, is found dumped in a scrap-metal yard. She had been viciously assaulted, but her heart had been cut out of her chest with surgical precision. The very same day a young businesswoman, also a blonde and an athlete, was abducted as she jogged through the streets of the city's west end. McCabe suspects both crimes are the work of the same man---a killer who's targeting the young---who is clearly well-versed in complex surgical procedures, and who may have struck before. Just as the investigation is beginning, McCabe's ex-wife reemerges, suddenly determined to reclaim the daughter she heedlessly abandoned years earlier.

With the help of his straight-talking (and, at times, alluring) partner, Maggie Savage, McCabe begins a race against time to rescue the missing woman and unmask a sadistic killer---before more lives are lost.

Genre: Mystery

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June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cutting
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ISBN: 0-312-53129-X / 978-0-312-53129-4 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cutting: A McCabe and Savage Thriller (McCabe and Savage Thrillers)
Author(s): James Hayman
ISBN: 0-06-236299-2 / 978-0-06-236299-5 (USA edition)
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December 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Cutting
Author(s): James Hayman
ISBN: 1-4059-1267-7 / 978-1-4059-1267-9 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: The Cutting
Author(s): James Hayman
ISBN: 1-4059-1000-3 / 978-1-4059-1000-2 (UK edition)
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cutting
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ISBN: 0-14-104724-0 / 978-0-14-104724-9 (UK edition)
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May 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Cutting
Author(s): James Hayman
ISBN: 0-312-38953-1 / 978-0-312-38953-6 (USA edition)
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cutting: A McCabe and Savage Thriller, Book 1
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June 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cutting
Author(s): James Hayman
ISBN: 1-4272-0693-7 / 978-1-4272-0693-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cutting: A McCabe and Savage Thriller (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): James Hayman
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Title: The Cutting
Author(s): James Hayman
Publisher: Penguin
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