ISBN: 978-0-307-94898-4 - eBook - Doubleday, Released: August 31, 2011
LIMBO JACKET/COVER NOTES
They call him El Castigo del Barrio, a savage psychopathic rapist who relentlessly haunts the avenues and alleyways of East L.A. Vicious, insatiable, he's elusive as a nightmare. Third-generation cop Detective Brenda Collins spends her nights walking steamy streets in fishnets and halter tops-warm bait for the eerie night. Fiercely determined, she stakes her career-and her life-on this bust.
Meanwhile, in El Barrio's St. John's Church, Father Cedric Anselm spends his nights baptizing the bloody remains from a neighborhood clinic. Compelled by a relentless calling, forged as a P.O.W. in Korea, he dispenses harsh penance to the faithful people of East L.A. Could his fanatic obsession with righteousness implicate him in the grisly crimes?
Ripe with evil sensuality, LIMBO is a taut and riveting shocker that takes you into a violent world where instinct is more useful than knowledge. This extraordinary novel introduces a magnetic new voice in thriller fiction.
--Original Doubleday hardcover edition jacket notes
He strikes again and again, his hands encased in rubber gloves, his face concealed behind an eerie mask. He leaves his victims just barely alive-and imprisons the barrio of East L.A. in a vise of suffocating fear. Daring the midnight streets, provocatively dressed, a beautiful cop is the bait to catch the elusive rapist. In a few short weeks of terror, he will come to dominate her life in ways no woman could ever imagine. For her, and an entire city, there will be no peace until she destroys him-or he destroys her.
--Original Charter paperback edition cover notes
LIMBO was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1987 (ISBN: 0-385-23791-X). The mass paperback published by Charter Books, The Berkley Publishing Group came out in 1989 (ISBN: 1-55773-223-X). Doubleday released an eBook version on August 31, 2011 (ISBN: 978-0-307-94898-4).
"Powerful, gripping and highly suspenseful...a throat-clutching thriller!" --San Diego Union
"Tough and compassionate...a grim compelling expose of urban decay...gripping!" --Booklist
"Uncompromising, explicit realism...consistently suspenseful." --Publishers Weekly
"LIMBO catapults the reader...the pages turn so fast the reader would be well advised to wear gloves!" --Ottawa Citizen
"A powerful, frightening novel that suspensefully examines the reality of human evil...it is a thoughtful, probing, evocative, almost poetically written work of fiction that will leave readers comparing DeSario to Graham Greene." --Deland Sun Times