Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Cutting by James Hayman

Not Your Ordinary Book Group Pick for January 2011

book jacketWhen a missing 16-year-old is found with her nude body showing signs of torture and her heart removed with surgical precision while she was still alive, the violence of the crime has Portland, Maine, detective sergeant Mike McCabe recalling his days with the NYPD. The case takes on greater urgency with the abduction of another women and the discovery of other similar victims, all young, blond, and athletic. While local cardiac surgeon Philip Spencer assures McCabe that such hearts would not be viable transplant organs, the doctor’s lying and arrogance make him a prime suspect. As McCabe and partner Maggie Savage work tirelessly on the case, a French medical assistant and a former Miami reporter provide breakthrough information, and Spencer’s close friends from medical school come under scrutiny. First-novelist Hayman ratchets up the tension in this engrossing account of a deviously motivated psychopathic serial killer; if some aspects of the crimes strain credulity, it hardly matters, given the thrill of the ride.  --Review from Amazon

~Suggested by Sarah:
"What I like about this book is the fact that it takes place in Portland.  If you are familiar with the city at you can really visualize the scenes. The main character is your typical police man but he does have his flaws which make him seem more real. I had a hard time putting this book down."


Request The Cutting from the Bangor Public Library

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