The Devil's Racket

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Four people brutally murdered in Manson-style slayings. A name written in blood on the TV screen. A scene straight out of a gruesome horror movie. Only it isn't a movie—it's very real. It's also unlike anything Kentucky homicide detective Jack Dantzler has ever encountered. The Devil's Racket plunges Dantzler into a nightmarish world where he will have to uncover acts of unspeakable evil. To avoid becoming the next victim, Dantzler must use all of his skill and cunning to stop the powers of darkness that have been unleashed in this normally quiet city.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Jul 1, 2007
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Pages
277
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ISBN
9781627934411
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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