Kimberly Quincy, a special agent with the FBI and one of Gardner's most likable recurring characters, returns in the author's latest blockbuster thriller. Say Goodbye is a haunting, mesmerizing story that challenge's readers with its dark subject matter, but pays off in its fine execution.
Agent Quincy, five months pregnant and uncertain of her future in law enforcement, is drawn into what seems to be a simple case: the murder of a young prostitute. As things unfold, it appears that the crime might be related to several similar cases, but the lack of evidence is stymieing the investigation.
Quincy is not easily deterred, however, and she gradually unravels a disturbing series of events stretching back years and still wreaking havoc in the present. Gardner has consistently delivered entertaining and suspenseful novels in recent years, but she's gone one better with Say Goodbye, perhaps her best book yet.
From the Chicago Sun-Times, August 17, 2008