I love the JD Robb books and re-read the entire series after each time she releases a new book. This book reminded me of Creation in Death and Delusion in Death, in regards to gory torturous scenes. This was a bit too much like a Patricia Cornwell Dr Scarpetta book. I didn’t like the story line, except for the police procedurals. None of the funny moments between Peabody and Dallas and where the heck was Nadine? A cross country killing spree and no foxy reporter? I quit reading Cornwell novels because of the down tone and the sanguinary. This book is not for the squeamish.