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In the city of Atlanta, young women are dying at the hands of a killer who signs his work with a single, chilling act of mutilation. Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.
But another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways someone who may be the key to breaking the case wide open .
"Slaughter's gift for building multi-layered tension while deconstructing damaged personalities gives this thriller a nerve-wracking finish."—USA Today
"Excellent.... Karin Slaughter is not afraid to show the absolute worst in people, as well as the best."—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"[Karin Slaughter] writes with a razor...Triptych elevates her to the top of my list of favorite crime writers."—Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Volcanic heroes and villians, who act both surprisingly and logically.... Slaughter has the courage to detonate her biggest bombshells early on, keeping even the wariest readers off-balance."—Kirkus Reviews
“One of 2006’s most remarkable achievements… Triptych launches a major new phase in Slaughter’s career, and it’s a delight to behold.” —Philadelphia Inquirer