Hour of the Hunter (Walker Family Mysteries #1) (Mass Market Paperbound)
A critically acclaimed master of suspense, J. A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice, transports readers into the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest . . . and into the very heart of terror.
The hunter is free to kill again--and hour by hour, he draws nearer . . .
The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture-murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'odham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd--a teacher on the reservation--put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.
“Riveting suspense...Each of Mrs. Jance’s characters is complete and realistic, even the ones who make your skin crawl.”
“A gripping thriller.”
“Jance has a sure hand...Engrossing.”
“A graphic, horrifying journey into terror and torture.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Searing psychological suspense.”
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman’s mysteries, Kiss of the Bees’ strongest point is deftly defined characters.”
-San Francisco Examiner
“Intriguing...Jance’s novel delivers suspense through richly textured layers of flasbacks and gritty characterization.”