Special Agent Smoky Barrett led a squad of agents who were dedicated to investigating serial killers until her family was attacked by one of them. Her husband and daughter were tortured and killed, and she was brutally tortured and raped. After months of rehabilitation and psychotherapy, Smoky returns to work to attempt to get her life back, when she is faced with tracking down a madman who believes he is a descendent of Jack the Ripper. This villain aims his insanity directly at Barrett, challenging her in a videotape that details his latest attack. She has to put a lock on all of her fears and rage in order to stop this raging killer. Its a dark tale, obviously, but told with a fresh voice and an undercurrent of optimism as Smoky reconnects with her courage, her self-confidence, and her desire to live.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our May, 2007 issue.
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