Lt. Taylor Jackson #5
It is Samhain—the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en.
The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself.
When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination. Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully.
Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits.
Publishers Weekly starred review
Publisher: MIRA Books
Original Release Date: 2010
Formats: Print, eBook, audiobook
Print ISBN: 9780778327639
Audiobook Narrator: Joyce Bean
"Ellison's outstanding fifth Taylor Jackson thriller (after February 2010's The Cold Room) pits the homicide cop against a killer in league with the dark side. . . . The police procedural details never get in the way of the potent characterization and clever plotting, and Ellison systematically cranks up the intensity all the way to the riveting ending."
– ★ Publishers Weekly, starred review