Night Victims (Night #3)
This is a re-published book, previously entitled Night Spider.
Good Night, Sleep Tight
A computer programmer, a casting director, a call girl. The victims have nothing in common except the manner in which they spent their last night—wrapped in their own bed sheets in a bloody ritual of slow, agonizing death.
. . . And Never Wake Again
For NYPD Captain Thomas Horn, thi...more
He had an abusive childhood, raised by an unstable mother who headed a religious sect which had revival meetings at their home. Whenever these took place, he was locked in a closet, alone with the spiders that would bite him. As an adult, he became a member of a top-secret military group that participated in covert operations. Now that he's returned to civilian life, he's combined all of the elements of his past to become a serial killer. He preys on confident women who live in high- ...more
Eh. This book was okay for its genre. The characters had a few interesting points, the story had an unexpected twist, etc. I read this aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ship when I had run out of other reading material, so it served its purpose of keeping me entertained until we returned to shore.
This is another serial killer tale - and it is plausible that the events could happen, if a properly trained demented individual was so in mind to perform the horrible acts depicted in the book.
Lutz provides a surprise ending - I didn't see it coming. All in all this is an interesting book that anyone who like ...more
In no time, Horn discovers that the killer is targeting him in addition to the several cruel murders.
A good read - but not a great read.
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