For a homicide detective, catching a serial killer is the ultimate challenge. Once again, Mark Fuhrman shows the tragedy of an inexperienced police force. In this brilliant police procedural, Mark Fuhrman investigates the deaths of Spokane prostitutes as the police department does the same.
The serial killer preyed on prostitutes with drug problems. He intentionally selected street people, who would not be missed right away, often women who were new to town. The police put these murders on the back burner, because apparently the victims did not stir up public sentiment. It was only after the serial killer began to play with the police - planting bodies for attention and escalating the murders - did widespread effort go into the case.
Mark Fuhrman demonstrates that the police could have apprehended Robert L Yates Jr two years earlier, saving at least nine women's lives, if they had handled key evidence more professionally. With the expertise of a seasoned investigator, Fuhrman puts the reader in the mind of a detective - an engrossing and insightful police procedural.