Livio Marchiori, a legendary homicide detective with the highest rate of solved cases in Verona, is faced with The Hypnotist, a serial killer whose modus operandi borders the supernatural and who is as elusive as a ghost. He never touches his victims and he leaves no evidence behind, except for the pen drive showing a dark figure who has the ability to hypnotize people to death…their own.
The more Marchiori digs, the less he finds while the city is on edge with the mayor and the press putting pressure on the police. And when The Hypnotist threatens to kill the love of his life, the chief medical examiner, Marchiori knows that he is quickly running out of time.
So when Captain Victor Miller from Interpol walks into town, Marchiori is more than happy to partner again with the man who two years ago helped him put an entire mafia clan behind bars. But Miller has his own agenda and Marchiori soon discovers that there is more to this than meets the eye, an entire thread of things way beyond his pay grade – secret experiments, dastardly research, and the most terrifying threat humanity has to face.
And just when Marchiori thinks the situation can’t get any worse than this, he finds out that Miller isn’t what he claims to be.
Feeling at the end of his tether and not knowing who to trust anymore, Marchiori begins a race against time to save both the woman he loves and millions of people from dying.
This was a book I loved from the start.
I have said many times before I love a good serial killer and one that kills by hypnotism is just beyond my imagination.
It isn’t just the murders though, it’s the genetic experiments, the threat of a world wide virus and secret agents. This book doesn’t need a sequel it needs a prequel!!
This is a novel with fabulous characters. Each of them have an edge and I especially loved Livio Marchiori, a man with attitude but enough sense to see when he has to just let go and let others do their job. His wife has given him an ultimatum, her or the job…..!
Maya was a child born of scientific means and now as young woman she finds that she has a fight to stay alive.
I was hooked from the very first page and this one sit read has a very realistic and unique plot.
Set in Verona it is wonderfully descriptive. Diane May is a writer with a vivid imagination and a superb knack of weaving a fabulous tale.
EVO is a clever and intelligent thriller. It is superbly written and with the twists and the violence it really does satisfy a readers lust for a good creepy scare.
I so hope we get to see Maya again ..Fabulous !!
Diane May is a crime thriller writer and she lives in Verona, Italy, with her husband. When she’s not in her office writing, she can usually be found curled up on the sofa with a good book in her lap and a cup of green tea next to her.
The only daughter of an army colonel, she grew up on military bases where she learnt about weapons, discipline and the sacrifices of military life. She also worked for many years as a translator and interpreter for the Court of Law on mostly criminal cases.
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