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When a strange letter signed "Thanatos" -- the ancient Greek name for death -- lands on Irene Kelly's desk, the intrepid reporter doesn't think much of it; she gets crazy mail all the time. A less cryptic message is sent when a body turns up the next morning. As more letters roll in, the death toll mounts...and Irene fears that her mysterious pen pal has cast her in his own private Greek tragedy as Cassandra, the seer whom others refused to believe. It's the killer's dream to challenge Irene to follow his ancient blueprint for murder. It's his ultimate desire to make her face the inevitable -- that she is the next to die.

About The Author

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Jan Burke is the author of a dozen novels and a collection of short stories. She is the founder of the Crime Lab Project and is a member of the board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two dogs. Learn more about her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (January 2, 2003)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743476782

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The Washington Post A first-rate series.

James Ellroy Deft, witty, wise, and very well crafted...should push Jan Burke to her rightful place at the top of the heap.

Publishers Weekly Another intelligent tale of danger and vengeance.

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