Dead Heat (VICAP Book #9)
He has the godlike power of life and sudden death. In seconds he reduces the proud towers of the cityscape to a smoking inferno—and a crematorium for all the innocents within. VICAP veterans Flynn and Tanner face the most horrifying challenge of their career in the form of a ruthless incendiary killer. Already the city’s most public buildings are blackened heaps of ash and fire-twisted knots of naked steel. The soaring body count incites mob violence in a Los Angeles summer already glowing kiln-hot. And the killer has no plans to quit—until he’s sparked the terrified metropolis past the flash point.
Though this series is fiction, VICAP is a real organization initially conceived in the late 1960s when the crimes of the Boston Strangler, Charles Manson, and other “motiveless” killers began to make national headlines. The case files of Special Agents Flynn and Tanner are a scorching record of brutal crime. Their Los Angeles is an urban nightmare ruled by psychotic lords of violence. But VICAP agents are tough and relentless—they never give up. Dead Heat is # 9 in the acclaimed series of nine Flynn and Tanner VICAP novels.