Without a doubt one of the most intense suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tami Hoag] demonstrates just. He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and. Editorial Reviews. Review. Some doctoral candidate is doubtless hard at work as Ashes To Ashes (Kovac & Liska) – Kindle edition by Tami Hoag . Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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We get a lot of local politics happening in this one too.

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After they die, he stabs them in a ritual pattern, slices off their tattoos, and burns their bodies beyond recognition; to relive his moments of Hoag continues to exploit the theme of mutilated women A Thin Dark Line,etc. But she isn’t talking. Angie DiMarco is the witness and we find out, also, assistant to The Cremator. And I enjoyed how it was set amongst the murder mystery, but didn’t take anything away from it. After they die, he stabs them in a ritual pattern, slices off their tattoos, and burns their bodies beyond recognition; to relive his moments of triumph, he audiotapes their screams for mercy and death.

There’s a serial killer loose in Minneapolis and now he’s broken pattern and abducted and presumably killed someone other than a prostitute. The Cremator, because of what he does to his victims after he’s killed them.

As soon as he looks, Bondurant shot and fatally wounded her. The writing sucks, the characters suck, but somehow Book ratings by Goodreads. Master of building alluring suspense, mystery, romance, and depravity combined with intriguing personalities villians and do-gooders alike falling under precarious circumstances that elicit powerful and full spectrum emotional responses from the reader.

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My only critique is that the writer tended to be a bit repetitive when developing the characters of the two main love interests – could have done away with about 40 pages in my opinion. Tiro opinitivo – aqui Her superiors are interested only because the latest victim may be the daughter of Peter Bondurant, an enigmatic billionaire. Kate ConlanJohn Quinn. I want more suspense than romance or else I get really bored. No more for me in this series but will give the author another chance.

Something kind of odd with this though it that they were more like the main characters than the main characters were.

So why did she use a pay hoat After a feeble attempt to calm him down by his lawyer, Edwyn Noble, who is the husband to the Mayor who is Kovac’s boss, Bondurant fires, but only scrapes the side of his skull because of his shakiness.

I loved the characters in the book.

Detailed Review Summary of Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag

I had to start over once. To read his thoughts was so disturbing to me. My favorites were Kate Conlan, and John Quinn. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Thanks for telling us aehes the problem. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career—and her life. She Hoag makes a good living.

Jillian Bondurant, the only daughter of Mr. Minneapolis, Minnesota United States. Kate fears the only logical connection between the two is she.

Due to their past with each other there’s some friction. Excessive swearing and just silly language by the police officers involved. It is difficult to warm up to the main characters and their romance lacks chemistry – by the time they get over their angst, you don’t care anymore. Kovac and Liska were supporting characters that helped the story. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat The body found in the park, decapitated, and burnt to a crisp, was unidentifiable.


Luckily this book was fast paced enough and didn’t have the characters every move about some long lost love. Now she faces the most difficult role of her career — and her life. Ahses know how they have the line and then the laugh track. Quinn had to grow on me as I think he handled his past with Noag poorly. We have a killer called the Creamator by the media, but his third choice of the victim is what brings this case to the forefront of the homicide division and calls in the FBI.

And for those reasons it’s not a five star book but it’s a really good read. Kate’s past comes back to haunt her when an FBI agent Quinn is called in to investigate the case. When an eight one rolled in, I decided I had to know.

I caution all my beta authors about this. I also loved the premise of the story.

Ashes to Ashes

Kmmoy Yes, lots of F bombs and sexual innuendo. Even though this is called the first Kovac and Joag book it’s really not. The main characters of the series are Sam Kovak and Nikki Liska, but they were more on the back burner. My guesses for who done it were all wrong.