Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1
Twenty years ago, narcotics detective Caitlin Hendrix's father failed to catch the Prophet, a cunning serial killer in the Bay Area, and it sent him into a decades-long alcoholic spiral. Now, the Prophet has ended his two-decade hiatus, leaving his signature astrological symbol with the bodies of a couple killed on their first date. Determined to stop the killer who destroyed her family, Caitlin manages to swing an assignment to the task force. As the Prophet works at breakneck speed, the task force struggles to decipher his cryptic messages and the connections between the pairs of victims he leaves with each round of killings. When the Prophet discovers that the daughter of his nemesis is working the case, he targets her with taunts, leaving a wealth of clues that could be his undoing or a trap leading Caitlin to hers. Based on the unsolved crimes of the real-life Zodiac Killer, this thriller is well crafted and psychologically complex, easily comparable to Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2017 February #1
In this latest from Edgar Award winner Gardiner, the UNSUB (that is, unknown subject) is the Prophet, a serial killer who ran roughshod over the Bay Area in the 1990s (just like the Zodiac killer). The father of narcotics detective Caitlin Hendrix was lead investigator on the unsolved case, which destroyed his career. Now bodies are turning up that bear the signature of the Prophet, and Caitlin gets involved. The start of a new series.Copyright 2017 Library Journal.
LJ Reviews 2017 April #2
The Prophet, a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco area for five years in the 1990s, is back. Law enforcement authorities turn first to retired detective Mack Hendrix, who led the old case and whose partner was the last of the Prophet's 11 victims. Mack was so consumed and damaged by the Prophet case that he's now mentally unstable, but his daughter Caitlin, a narcotics detective with the sheriff's department, wants in on the new case. A newbie in homicide who has to learn to keep her thoughts to herself, Caitlin is the one who puzzles out the Prophet's chilling grand plan and takes the lead in the final operation that threatens those nearest and dearest to her. This skillfully plotted story, replete with graphic violence (a nail gun figures prominently) ratchets up suspense to its cliff-hanging epilog that begs for a sequel.
PW Reviews 2017 April #3
Near the start of this outstanding series launch from Edgar-winner Gardiner (