Absolute FearLarge Print - 2007 | Center point large print edition.
Eve Renner remembers getting an anxious call from a friend from her past. She remembers seeing that friend lying in a pool of blood. And she remembers a horrifying glimpse of her lover Cole Dennis's face as a gunshot plunged her into darkness. Now, Eve has returned to New Orleans to forget the past. But the past will not be forgotten. Eve's shattered memory has allowed Cole to walk on murder charges just as a new series of bizarre killings begins. The victims are killed in ritual fashion with numbers tattooed into their bodies. One of those numbers finally leads to Our Lady of Virtues Hospital, the crumbling old asylum that was once the scene of unspeakable madness. For Eve, it was a second home as a child. Her father was a doctor there, and she spent hours exploring its secret chambers, hidden rooms, and forbidden passageways. Somewhere in its decaying rooms lies the key to a terrible crime, a betrayal beyond imagining whose echoes are now being felt with vengeance - a crime that seems to lead to Eve herself. And the only man she can trust with the search is Cole, her former lover and, just possibly, a cold-blooded killer.