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In a handful of tenement apartments in New York City dead bodies are discovered in rapid succession. The victims are both male and female, but only the males have been uniquely tortured and positioned by the killer. Glaring similarities in theMoreIn a handful of tenement apartments in New York City dead bodies are discovered in rapid succession. The victims are both male and female, but only the males have been uniquely tortured and positioned by the killer. Glaring similarities in the murders make them the singular assignment of veteran NYPD Detectives, David Doerr & Nick Spinelli, long-time partners and opposites in personality and approach.Digging into the victims backgrounds, a common thread emerges. The males are all CHILD MOLESTERS. Within the Social Services case files on the molestation victims, one name repeatedly appears, veteran case worker, Michael Savarese. At first glance, the soft-spoken, dedicated case worker does not fit the profile of a serial killer. But Detectives soon learn there is more to this suspect than easy access to his victims. Familial ties to the Mob and a link to a 20-year-old, unsolved homicide move him to the top of the suspect list. Savarese, however, quickly becomes more than a murder suspect. Detectives and city officials find themselves in a race against time when the media reveals the child-molester link to the victims. Flames of public support for the killer are fanned by every media outlet and call-in show in the city. The killer is awarded salutary labels such as Angel of Mercy & Michael The Archangel and the killings cited as a public service. An unforeseen and timely love interest alters the suspects game plan, which detectives realize has been plotted and staged at every turn, foretelling how, when and where everything would unfold.The story, skillfully told by Veteran FBI Agent & True-Crime Writer, Dan Mitrione takes readers on an intriguing, suspenseful ride, offering not only a realistic unfolding of a serial killer investigation, but in-depth sketches of the repressive consequences of child abuse and molestation. From its stage-setting opening, to its unpredictable ending, curiosity opens the doors to profound questioning- the defining nature of good mystery.