The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley
You wouldn't believe that The Hundredth Man is Jack Kerley's first book. It reads like Connely, Lehane or Deaver. It's the story of a besieged Psychopathological and Sociopathological Investigative Team of the Mobile police force. Political hacks want to dismantle this two man team, and they are faced with a serial killer who beheads his victims. The writer avoids the trap of glorifying the violence, and gives us very believable characters, and a page-turner of a mystery. As a psychotherapist what I most admired was the true-to-life motivations that drove both the killer and the protagonists of the book. Seriously, I had to read late into the night to finish this book. This is the beginning of a sterling career for this writer.
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