ABOUT THE HANGMAN . . .
Julia Vargas is a cop on a mission. She dedicates her spare time to hunting the Hangman, a twisted serial killer who created ghoulish exhibitions of his victims and who supposedly drove her father, Detective Jim Vargas, to suicide twenty-five years ago.
The unsolved case, always stalking her, hits dangerously close when a woman's bones, hidden for decades, are found in a historic Richmond home along with a picture of Julia and her father. It's the first new lead since Jim died, the sort of break Julia's needed.
Suddenly, however, the long dormant Hangman is back and killing again.
Now, working with homicide detective and sometimes lover Tobias Novak, Julia is forced to confront her past as they work feverishly to stop him.
The clock is ticking as the Hangman
fashions the noose for his next victim. And both Julia and Nick believe it's meant for her.