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Collecting the Dead (Mass Market Paperbound)
Magnus Steps Craig is part of an elite three-man Special Tracking Unit of the FBI, charged with finding the lost or abducted and bringing them home. Dubbed The Human Bloodhound, Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface. He has a special skill known only to his partner that has enabled his team to stop seventeen serial killers over the past five years. But now there's a new monster at-large, and the bodies are piling up.
When the remains of one young woman are found, Steps recognizes the signature from another crime scene: the mark of a sad face. Meanwhile, a serial killer that Steps has been trying to track for over ten years, code name Leonardo, is back in play and on Steps's trail. Just as the investigation seems to be closing in on Leonardo, the hunt for Sad Face heats up. Now, it's up to Steps to outrun and outwit one of the most twisted serial killers he's ever encountered. . .as time ticks away on the lives of the victims. Will this be another one of Steps's miraculously-solved cases or his last?
About the Author
SPENCER KOPE is the Crime Analyst for the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. Currently assigned to Detectives Division, he provides case support to detectives and deputies, and is particularly good at identifying possible suspects. In his spare time he developed a database-driven analytical process called Forensic Vehicle Analysis (FVA) used to identify the make, model and year range of vehicles from surveillance photos. It's a tool he's used repeatedly to solve crimes. Collecting the Dead is his first novel. One of his favorite pastimes is getting lost in a bookstore, and he lives in Washington State.