Stuck in traffic on the Bay Bridge, Will arrives too late for their dinner date and misses his chance to get executed along with her. Fifteen months later, as grieving Will marks his return from Africa to Berkeley by giving a lecture on violence and evolution, Lt.
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Dante Stagnoro, head of San Francisco's organized crime task force, reviews the series of killings that proceeded from Molly to a crooked cop, a druglord, a mob lawyer, and so on. The killer, identifying himself as Raptor, repeatedly phones Stagnoro to taunt him and at one point leaves a message pinned to his chest as he sleeps; the lieutenant is determined not to let Will become Raptor's final victim. The interplay between killer and cop has been done much better before, and the mystery fizzles like a damp firecracker, but the interleaving of the story with excerpts from Will's lecture and Raptor's confession shows just how magnificently ambitious this failure is.
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View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title The narrative of a ruthless assassin, the Raptor, is interspersed with those of Dante Stagnoro, a San Francisco organized crime investigator who seeks to stop the killings, and Will Dalton, the probable next victim "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. From Kirkus Reviews : The day before she dies, brilliant, randy Atlas Entertainment corporate counsel Molly Dalton phones her paleoanthropologist husband, Will--estranged from her since he returned early from an African trip to find her deeply immersed in the delights of Atlas president Kosta Gounaris--to ask for a meeting about a computer file she's found that ties Atlas's assets to the Mob.
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You don't recognize it. But I can tell you that the notion of abstract responsibility is ridiculous. A life of a zillion boring milliseconds! Long in all the ways it ought to be short.
What do I care what happened or not?