A Simple Act of Violence, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Washington has a new menace...a serial killer whose victims don't exist...Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings.

But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it.

Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case, and rapidly uncover a complication.

The victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths so far-removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752883090



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Excellent read. Combines crime thriller with a very detailed trot through several conspiracy theories, including the (alleged) US government's involvement with the supply of crack cocaine in the States and dirty dealings in Nicaragua.I agree with earlier reviewer that the book could have benefited from pruning.

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On a positive side - it has style, interesting characters, good plot. On a negative side - it's somewhat bloated and too black and white

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