Set in the future, in a London of elaborate technology, violence and squalor. Serial killings of women have reached epidemic levels, but someone has other targets - a man codenamed Charles Dickens being his 8th. Chief Inspector Isabel Jakowicz must find him. By the author of "The Pale Criminal".
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When the English government mandates genetic testing for predisposition to violence in the early 21st century, it also creates an elaborate computer network to store the results. But when a computer expert with just such a violent predisposition breaks into the carefully-guarded data, he decides to protect the rest of society by killing off others on the list.
Enter Inspector "Jake" Jakowicz, a tough, smart cop who must use all her powers of intuition to track the sociopath who wants to draw her into a chilling dialogue about the nature of life itself.
Philip Kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the five featuring Bernie Gunther—A Quiet Flame, The One from the Other, and the Berlin Noir trilogy (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem). He lives in London and Cornwall, England, with his family.
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Book Description 1993-08-05., 1993. Book Condition: New. Arrow Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 336pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1755997