Pale Saint Eric Van Lustbader
Eric Lustbader takes us to the cutting edge of technology with this unique novel of suspense. New York City Homicide Detective Jon Christopher has a perfect record bringing serial killers to justice, but now all that has changed: the genocidal maniac dubbed the Pale Saint has eluded him for 18 months. When Christopher's best friend, assistant D.A. Bobby Austin becomes the Pale Saint's latest victim, Christopher's need to catch the killer becomes of matter of personal obsession. Forced to take desparate measures in order to track down the Pale Saint, Christopher enlists an unexpected partner, the great lost love of his life, Austin's widow, Cassandra, a brilliant genetic engineer. Together they make a cataclysmic decision: they will create and train a clone of the Pale Saint, his mirror image, to become the human bullet that will bring the wily killer down. Eric Lustbader's new novel is an intense, breathless chase to root out and destroy the ultimate evil. And in redefining the age-old mysteries of love and death, loyalty and betrayal, sin and redemption, Pale Saint forces us to confront the most profound questions of our time: What defines a human being? What constitutes a family? What right do scientists have to breach the barrier of the unknown?