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Eighteen men, twenty-two women, fifteen children, sixty-two dogs, thirty-nine cats and hundreds of other even lesser creatures; he’d killed them all and could remember every one. A few had been necessary, but most had been purely for enjoyment. The greatest pleasure had been his parents and his baby sister; in their final moments, he’d loved them most of all.

Donna's latest case sounds innocuous enough, the suicide of a young man whose father needs to know the facts behind his son's decision to end his life. Donna investigates and her enquiries unearth other deaths, each one a tragedy for the immediate family, but with no evidence of foul play. Only Donna suspects a connection between the deaths. In the isolated wilderness of the High Atlas Mountains Donna comes face to face with the man who once tried to kill her. This time he is determined to finish the job.

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