By Jonathan Santlofer
Nate Rodriguez is a police caricature artist for the NYPD, and his luck expense is excessive, with one out of 3 of his drawings resulting in an arrest. but if he's confronted with an strangely gifted killer, he realizes that he can have met his fit. For this killer is a guy a great deal like himself–a guy who sees and thinks in photos. A killer who leaves drawings on the crime scenes depicting his murders in chilling, gory–and prescient–detail.
As Nate's pics develop into increasingly more actual pictures of the madman–the killer reveals the way to scouse borrow Nate's snap shots after which imitate Nate's personal hand. The conflicting proof leads the police to suspect that Nate himself may be the killer and pushes Nate right into a scary cat and mouse chase for his quarry. existence and loss of life, artwork and artifice have by no means been so vividly certain jointly.
Jonathan Santlofer pushes the limits of the mystery to new heights with this masterful mix of artwork and suspense. With sequential sketches that trade during the text–first the killer's, then Nate's–Santlofer teases us with impossible to resist clues and mental info added in a hugely unique way.
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Schmid asked. “Sorry,” said Terri. She handed it back to the detective and cut out of the booking room, thinking about Nate Rodriguez and his special gifts. She wasn’t sure how he was going to help her, but she was working on it. The odor hit me in the face the minute I entered the apartment and I froze, worried, until I realized it wasn’t that kind of smell. I knew that smell, had had the misfortune my very ﬁrst week on the beat to ﬁnd two bodies in the ﬁnal stage, the putrefaction stage, in an abandoned crack house where they had obviously OD’d.
It wasn’t like I was expecting a gift-wrapped thank-you, but a call wouldn’t have killed her. The door was ajar and Russo was pacing back and forth. I caught a few glimpses of her tight jeans and black tee. She was letting her hair down, combing her ﬁngers through it, and it reminded me of 30 JONATHAN SANTLOFER a pastel by Degas, one of the artist’s Bathers. She was cinching her hair into a ponytail when I tugged the door open. Detective Terri Russo was even better looking than I remembered, high forehead, straight nose, her full lips reminiscent of the actress Angelina Jolie.
Funny,” said Denton. He locked his hand on to her shoulder and kneaded it through her jacket. She slid out of his grip, her shoulder throbbing. It was the exact spot where she’d been shot. Had Denton realized that? She knew the answer. It hadn’t taken her long to discover the man was a sadist. ” It had been almost a year and she had no intention of changing her mind. I’d rather swim, she thought. “Got my car,” she said, trying to keep the attitude out of her voice. She had to be careful. The man could make her life miserable.
Anatomy of Fear: A Novel of Visual Suspense by Jonathan Santlofer