Danielle Girard. Savage Art (2000) 376 pp. [pbo]
Author’s website: “They called him Leonardo—a master skilled in the art of murder. One year ago Cincinnati was his canvas. A scalpel was his tool. And women were his works—in-progress. FBI profiler Casey McKinley was one of them, a victim of his twisted genius. She has the scars—and the nightmares—to prove it. For Casey, a new city means a new life far from the one she left behind. In San Francisco she finally feels safe. Until a series of eerily familiar slayings plunge her back into Leonardo’s game. Now she must catch this clever killer before he can unveil his ultimate masterpiece. Only this time she'll play by a different set of rules—hers.” www.daniellegirard.com