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Library Journal Review
Everyone's favorite serial killer is back. Thanks to the red-hot, award-winning TV series, this character enjoys a large following. Again, Random House Audio will do the retail honors, and both audio versions will be released in tandem with the 100,000-copy Doubleday hardcover first printing. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Dexter Morgan, the Miami PD blood-spatter expert who kills evil people in his spare time, the monster posing as a man, has a bit of a problem. While serving up brutal justice to his latest victim (a serial child abuser), Dexter was seen. He barely caught a glimpse of the car as it sped away, but he knows that somewhere out there is a witness. At first he panics, but then his cold, clinical side takes over, and he thinks: I work for the police department, and in my hidden life, I'm an expert at tracking down people who don't want to be found. So he decides: he'll find the witness and dispense with him. Fans of the Dexter novels or their spin-off television series will enjoy the opportunity to see their favorite murderous antihero dealing with an unfamiliar situation, feeling the fear and other emotions he usually inspires in his victims. Dexter is continuing along the rocky road to genuine humanity; presumably, if he ever becomes a normal person, that will spell the end of this series, so let's hope he never quite gets there. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It's TV, stupid, one might answer if queried as to what took Lindsay's Dexter series from being popular with crime-fiction fans to mainstream bestsellerdom. And, yes, fans of the Showtime series Dexter will be queueing up for Lindsay's latest novel, which is being billed as An all-new Dexter case you won't see on TV! --Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist
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