by Erica Spindler
Read: Oct. 16-17, 2008
Challenge: No challenge; personal read
First Line: The gods were watching over New Orleans.
August 2005. Katrina has hit. In the wake of the storm, a gruesome discovery is made – in one of the refrigerator “graveyards” one tossed out fridge contains 6 female right hands. The perpetrator is dubbed “The Handyman.” But with all the problems that Katrina created on the evidence, the case is put on the back burner. But two years later, Captain Patti O’Shay is still grieving for her husband, fellow cop, who was killed in the line of duty. When another “Handyman” victim’s hand is found, she fears that there may be some connection to her husband’s death. And she will go all out in order to find the person that took him away from her – even if it has her going against everything she’s ever learned in her line of duty, and at the risk of her job.