Urge To Kill (Frank Quinn #4)
Homicide detective Frank Quinn can't stay retired when a new breed of murdering madman is on the prowl. In a city terrorized by bloody brutality, Quinn and his team hunt a psychopath who lures beautiful women into a night of unbridled passion, then wakes them to a vicious, drawn-out death. Stumbling over a trail of horribly defiled bodies, ...more
Frank is a retired cop who (with his small team - Pearl and Feds) occasionally is called back to work with the NYPD on their more mystifying cases. This time the team is searching for a serial killer, who is using a 25 caliber gun to make his kills. But, the team is finding it dif ...more
For A Killer, Once Is Never Enough
Homicide detective Frank Quinn can't stay retired when a new breed of murdering madman is on the prowl. In a city terrorized by bloody brutality, Quinn and his team hunt a psychopath who lures beautiful women into a night of unbridled passion, then wakes them to a vicious, drawn-out death. Stumbling over a trail of horribly defiled bodies, Quinn can't seem to catch up to the killer--because the killer is about to catch up to *him. . . *
"Lutz is in rare form."-...more
Unlike the first two that I read, this book actually has a conclusion - and ending. It is difficult to give a subjective review of a book about serial killers, by their very nature they are impossible to understand. So, the subject matter is to one's taste or it isn't - not much in betwee ...more
But first to get this out of the way: If you happen to glance at my status updates--ignore my twitchiness about field dressing deer. It's a book of fiction, and if I can ignore unrealistic stuff everywhere else, I should be able to overlook the deer stuff, too. But I sti ...more
The main characters are three retired NYC detectives called back as a special squad to work outside normal channels to investigate a serial killer who shoots his victims at close range with no apparent motive. Another series of killings has be ...more
A savage murderer preys on young women, first romancing, then butchering them. That same summer, someone begins targeting men, gunning them down with .25 caliber weapons. Could these two seemingly different rampages be the work of a single serial killer? Veteran homicide team Frank Quinn, Pearl Kasner, and Larry Fedderman slowly but doggedly pick up a clue here, a thread there, but no clear picture emerges until, gradually, Quinn realizes that the killer that he is hunting is now hunting him.
for some reasons I went to the 4 installment straight after first book so now I gotta backtrack to second one which I'll start gladly today. looking forward to it, it was a very enjoyable read.
Her story could have made a better novella than to be included in a book where there were no themes of domestic violence. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>
I would love to give this 5 stars but the way he keeps calling people "dear" all the time really started to grate on me, so just 4 this time.
John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective--v ...more