An entertaining and compulsive read. Yes, the private detective does do better than the police around the country who have come in contact with the killer's handiwork, but as told I found this necessary plot point believable. I particularly enjoyed Till's preparation, getting in shape for what he anticipates to be an encounter with a skilled killer. This point is most often overlooked in this genre, and non-fiction descriptions of SWAT team training, Special Forces, etc. show this sort of prep to be realistic and necessary. The characterization of the women, prostitutes, as not having the resourcefulness to avoid being victimized, is another necessary plot point, but objections to this sort of characterization can and perhaps have been determined by criminologists, sociologists, or just interviews with women in this field, and I can't agree to dismiss this characterization out of hand.