Out at Night (A Grace Descanso Novel)
by Susan Arnout Smith
Review by Beth Slater
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312368340
Date: 03 March 2009 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Grace Descanso is on vacation when she gets the message to report to the FBI. Since Grace is a crime scene technician for San Diego, she doesn't feel the immediate need to answer the summons and disrupt the quality time she's having with her daughter – especially since Grace is feeling threatened by the developing relationship between said daughter and her father, to whom she'd recently been introduced (prior book). Grace winds up leaving the two together in paradise to return to the States to find out why Professor Thaddeus Bartholomew – a name she dimly recognizes – texted her name in his final moments before he was skewered with a crossbow and then set ablaze in a field of organic grain. From official release/information:
Product Description: It's the dead of night, and Professor Thaddeus Bartholomew is frantically crawling through a field to stay alive. With mere moments to act, heÂ has only enough time to type out a text message—a name—before his stalker overcomes him. Later he's found with a hole in his chest, shot with a crossbow, and burned to death.
(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)