Dexter's Final Cut (Hardcover)

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The latest novelization of Dexter brings the heroic serial killer directly in the spotlight and in front of a television camera. Plans are made for a TV program based on a murder investigation. The actors are to study all aspects of the real deal and follow professionals as they go about their daily routine. As Dexter is assigned an actor to follow his every move, a more than real murder investigation happens that is associated to the main actress involved in the production. Dexter finds himself not only heavily involved in the case but a main player and bodyguard of the leading lady. Struggling with inner demons, Dexter commits himself as protector, family man, and to solve the mystery alone, while combating his killer instincts that desire to surface the whole way.
Jeff Lindsay returns with Dexter's Final Cut, a voyeuristic adventure into the mind of a serial killer that constantly struggles between the balance of a normal nine to five working family man and a haunted internal being that lives within the mentality of a murderous machine. Once again Lindsay evokes emotion from the reader by lending to the kindness of Dexter then divides it with the vengeful violence that he is only capable of hiding. Surrounding the core of seriousness with the slight humor of his co-workers, then adding torment of his relationship with his sister, Lindsay's uncanny ability to capture intriguing characters balanced with emotional progression throughout his novel results in a "can't put down" book. The Dexter books continue to be an intensifying read for return fans, and for those new to the series...definitely take a stab at them.

— Mike, Albuquerque


With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit.
Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television.
Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan.
Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame.
Jeff Lindsay's razor sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.

About the Author

JEFF LINDSAY is the "New York Times" best-selling author and creator of the Dexter novels, most recently "Double Dexter." He lives in south Florida with his wife and three daughters. His novels are the inspiration for the hit Showtime and CBS series "Dexter."

Praise For…

Killer Acclaim for Jeff Lindsay's DEXTER novels:
"Lindsay just keeps getting better. His stories are wonderfully fresh." --USA Today

"One of the most likable vigilante serial killers in recent thriller literature."--The New Yorker
"Gory? Yes. Appalling? Absolutely! Funny? Amazingly so!"--Los Angeles Times
"Totally captivating. . . . Totally original. The characters are beautifully drawn, particularly Dexter, who is tremendously likable, his hobby notwithstanding."--St. Petersburg Times

"Maybe the first serial killer who unabashedly solicits our love."—Entertainment Weekly
"The real appeal of this macabre tour-de-force is Dexter's sardonic voice, so snappy and smart, and yet so full of self-loathing that we hate ourselves for laughing."—The New York Times Book Review
"It's like very little else you've read. Imagine if Hannibal Lecter starred in CSI: Miami instead of David Caruso, and you're halfway there.”—Time
"Just when you think (hope?) that the tired and rarely credible device of the serial killer next door has hit a wall, along comes a writer like Jeff Lindsay to prove you wrong." –Chicago Tribune
"An entertaining, funny series that draws us in and makes us root, almost against our will, for a ruthless, yet appealing killer." --The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385536516
ISBN-10: 0385536518
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English