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An artful criminal is hell-bent on killing his way to the top of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List, in this electrifying tale of madness and murder. Soon to be a major motion picture.

Ryne Douglas Pearson has been praised for his "aerodynamic prose and superb pacing" (Publishers Weekly) and as a craftsman of "excellent entertainment" (Booklist). In Top Ten, he turns his talent to a story as frightening as any tale from James Patterson or Thomas Harris.

Michelangelo is an unusual killer: a madman tortured by a painful past and a man who believes he is an artist. After he strikes at a small-town post office in upstate New York, the FBI, frantic to discover something about his motives, assigns Ariel Grace to the task force. As Ariel watches the video of Michelangelo at work, she believes she has found the logic behind his rage: his all-consuming shame at his number-ten position on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted List.

Infuriated, Michelangelo begins killing off the criminals who rank above him, completely unaware that number five, Mills DeVane, is in fact a deep undercover FBI agent on another case. A furious game of cat-and-mouse ensues, pitting Michelangelo, DeVane, and Ariel against one another. And Ariel knows DeVane is a dead man if she doesn't reach him before Michelangelo does.

Genre: Mystery

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