Shuman, George D. 18 seconds; a novel.SHUMAN, George D. 18 seconds; a novel. Read by George Guidall. 8 tapes. 9.25 hrs. Recorded Books. 2006. 1-4193-8540-1. $82.75. Vinyl; plot notes. A
Though she's been blind since the age of five, Sherry Moore has the ability to visualize the last 18 seconds of a deceased person's life, by making physical contact with them. Serial killer serial killer Forensic psychiatry A person who commits serial murders Prototypic SK White ♂ age 30; 97% are ♂; 80% are sociopaths. See Dahmer, Depraved heart murder, Ice Man. Cf Megan's law, Son of Sam law. Earl Sykes slips through the legal system and is released from jail. Returning to Wildwood, New Jersey Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 5,436 during the off-season, but it can swell to 250,000 during the summer months. , he begins a reign of terror Reign of Terror, 1793–94, period of the French Revolution characterized by a wave of executions of presumed enemies of the state. Directed by the Committee of Public Safety, the Revolutionary government's Terror was essentially a war dictatorship, instituted to , much of which is motivated by a desire for revenge. The investigation into his crimes brings Sherry together with police lieutenant Kelly O'Shaughnessy. As they join forces, relying on Sherry's gift and Kelly's police smarts, they are unaware that Sykes is on to them. He captures and brutalizes the two women, until an unlikely hero steps up and helps bring Sykes down. Author Shuman is a 20-year veteran of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Force, and his expertise at police work is evident. The story is coherent and cohesive and the characters are sharply etched etch
v. etched, etch·ing, etch·es
a. To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid.
b. . Dialogue is gritty and believable be·liev·a·ble
Capable of eliciting belief or trust. See Synonyms at plausible.
be·lieva·bil . Guidall is, as always, dramatically brilliant. Miles Klein, Frisco, TX
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