(on sale 6/27, Dutton)
Meg Gardiner is an Edgar award winning author known for her kickass but relatable female protagonists, suspenseful plotting, and shocking twists.
UNSUB, the first in a new series, follows newly minted detective Caitlin Hendrix as she hunts down a ruthless, cunning serial killer known as "The Prophet." The TV rights to this chilling series have already been swooped up by CBS TV, the network behind Criminals Minds.
UNSUB by Meg Gardiner:
Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.
The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.