Nate Rodríguez works for the police as a portraitist. He’s very empathic with the victims and he has such great ability to draw criminal’s pictures based on the victim’s description that, sometimes, he seems to have psychic powers.
Detective Terri Russo asks for Nate’s help in a case in which the killer leaves post mortem portraits of the victims, implying his premeditation. Terri wants Nate to analyze the killer’s drawings to decipher his personality and motives. Besides she hopes that he could make a portrait of the killer, but there aren’t many witnesses. Nonetheless Nate begins an investigation and little by little his mind forms an image of the killer.
This killer and his racist motives become so important that the FBI sends a team to work with the police, triggering an authority struggle between Terri and agent Collins, the leader of the FBI team.
I liked this novel more than “The Killing Art”. The investigators were more accurate and I thought the killer was more interesting because he was part of a racist cult and he was extremely cold. Undoubtedly, racism is one of the worst things in the world and it could lead humanity to doom. In my opinion, racism is madness.
Nate’s past was interesting. He felt a lot of guilt over his father’s death. His past made him who he was and along with his present made him a possible suspect, so he had to find the killer faster.
I enjoyed this novel from the beginning to the end. It caught my attention from the beginning and I liked all the portraits. I think this is a good thriller that is worth reading.