|From the "New York Times""bestselling author of "Obedience" comes a new puzzle thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the final terrifying moments. A brilliant concept, brilliantly executed.--Jeffery Deaver.|
From the Publisher:
1994: Professor Richard Aldiss is teaching a night class...from a prison cell. In 1982 he was convicted of killing two female grad students with an axe and decorating their bodies with the novels of recluse Paul Fallows. The class is asked to uncover Fallows' identity using the Procedure, a game that reveals clues inside his novels. Alex Shipley, now a Harvard professor, had succeeded, leading to Aldiss's acquittal. But the crime has just been repeated . . .
"The self-reflective process of literary criticism known as 'deconstructing the text' becomes a diabolical game of murder in DOMINANCE, an academic mystery by Will Lavender that gleefully illustrates the dangers of losing yourself in a book." - Marilyn Stasio 08/07/2011