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Killing the Shadows (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Val McDermid)
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A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. hisprey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilersinto the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. Hisbloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives andmechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperatehunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death. Professor Fiona Cameron is an academic psychologist who uses computertechnology to help police forces track serial offenders. She used to helpthe Met, but vowed never to work for them again when they went against heradvice and badly screwed up an investigation as a consequence. She's stillsmarting from the experience, when her lover, thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been murdered. It's not her case, but Fiona can't help taking an interest.Which is just as well, because before too long the killer strikes again. Andagain. And Fiona is caught up in a race against time, not only to save alife, but to bring herself redemption, both personal and professional.Rich in atmosphere, Killing the Shadows uses the backdrops of city and country to create an air of threatening menace, culminating in a tenseconfrontation between hunter and hunted, a confrontation that can have only one outcome.