Dexter Morgan is a serial killer. Naturally, American TV network Showtime thought he'd make a great television series. And he did. He works as a blood splatter expert for the Miami PD and dispensing his own special brand of justice as he goes about his business, leaving a trail of corpses in his wake. But Dexter is troubled by his lack of inner remorse and his ability to truly connect emotionally with anyone. He has a girlfriend he doesn't really love. His sister is a beat cop, whom he tries to help by passing on his insights into unsolved crimes so that she can take the credit for the lead.
This third novel in the series from author Jeff Lindsay finds Dexter being stalked by someone just as sick and twisted as he is. Worse, he's lost the Dark Passenger - his personal demon that makes him who he is. We are shown a lot more of what makes Dexter tick in this episode. He's been the victim of an ancient god all along. Fans of the first two books may find this course change in the Dexter universe upsetting. But what's not changed is Dexter's gritty determination and dark humor as he seeks out the killer of two U of Miami co-eds. It's a dark and stormy couple of weeks for everyone. Well worth a read just for the mystery - the evolution of Dexter is just a bonus.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our April, 2008 issue.
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