Professor Anthony Landau, renowned epidemiologist, returns to his home in the Berkeley Hills to find a woman, a former scientific colleague, naked and quite dead in his bed. Her death sets in motion a chain of events—and murders—that will have the locals terrified, UC Berkeley’s academics pointing fingers, the cops under pressure to solve the crimes, the tabloid press crying for blood, and Landau as everyone’s number-one pick for serial killer of the year.
"Robert Roper, a major talent, clearly a master of disguises and the telling detail, a writer with a clear but perfectly eccentric vision."
"The rhythm of the evidence trail builds to a crescendo, and the conclusion is as satisfying as the book’s wonderfully acerbic tone."—Publishers Weekly
"I loved the references to all thinkgs sacred in the Berkeley/Oakland area, particularly as it relates to academia. A bit like Richard Russo's Straight Man or Jane Smiley's Moo."—Elaine Yates of Oakland's A Great Good Bookstore.
Elaine Yates of Oakland's A Great Good Bookstore