Eleven years ago, women driving on the desert highways were terrified of breaking down and falling victim to the Texas Scalper. But now he's safely behind bars, and one-time barber Louie Bronk is sentenced to die within the week for his final and most famous murder - that of glamorous socialite Tiny MacFarland.
Investigative reporter Molly Cates has just published 'Sweating Blood', the Louie Bronk story. So why is Tiny's husband trying to bribe her to stay off the concluding episode - the execution? Can it be that Bronk's confession wasn't all it seemed to be? Time is running out. And now the copycat murders have begun.
Winner of the Edgar Award for the Best Mystery Novel of the Year.