"A killer whose emotional remoteness is less scary than simply blank, coupled with Lovett's plodding habit of explaining everything under the sun, from the mission of MI-6 to the meaning of 'angelita,' makes Sylvia's fifth outing less threatening than a morning newspaper."
Psychological profiler Sylvia Strange keeps matching wits against ever-more-daunting adversaries. Now, like a successful video-game heroine, she's graduated from a fictional version of the Unabomber (Dantes' Inferno
, 2001) to a bioterrorist who could have stepped out of tomorrow's headlines.
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