The first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field.  Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johansen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground  Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision.  The victims buried there haunt her.  But the empty graves terrify her-the killer isn’t done yet.  He’s cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game.  Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop.  One more empty grave must be filled, and one last scream must be heard-the scream of an archaeologist who is too close for comfort and too near to resist…

I love Karen Rose’s work, and she’s on my auto-buy list whenever she has something new come out.  This book is no exception.  If anything, Rose’s style is growing stronger with each successive book.  When it comes to the characters, we’ve met Vito before in Rose’s previous works, but you don’t need to read them to totally immerse yourself into this story (but I’d recommend it, because they’re all awesome).  Sophie is smart and sexy…I absolutely adored her.  The villain was fabulously evil, someone you’re more than happy to see get it in the end.  The plot was intricate and tightly crafted.  Go out and grab this one now…you won’t regret it!

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