Tapa blanda: 262 páginas
Editor: Arrow; Edición: New Ed (7 de abril de 1988)
The first instalment of the Lloyd Hopkins Trilogy, by James Ellroy
Somewhere out there is a murderer with over twenty killings to his name – each an apparently random slaying of a woman, over a twenty-year period and all unconnected on the police files.
But Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins begins to see a pattern: he senses connections between this string of seemingly motiveless, pointless and unsolved killings. Then the murderer emerges not as a random killer, but a cool, efficient despatcher – in his own eyes a saver of souls and protector of the innocent.
As they are drawn inexorably together, Hopkins and the murderer challenge each other in a confrontation which pits icy intelligence against white-heated madness…