Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is back on the case in Dead at First Sight, the latest thriller from internationally bestselling author Peter James, scheduled to land in U.S. bookstores on August 1, 2019.
Dead at First Sight is the 15th book in James’ popular series, and follows his 2018 thriller, Dead if You Don’t, which followed Grace’s efforts to help a man locate his kidnapped son and bring the teen home safely, all the while realizing nothing was quite what it seemed. Now, the beloved detective has his eyes set on a tragic scheme designed to dupe lovesick men into emptying their bank accounts by pretending to their online “soulmates,” before taking everything they have—leaving the victims with nothing.
Check out the plot details and cover art below.
A man waits at London Airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soulmate. The two men are about to discover they’ve been scammed out of almost every penny they have—and that neither woman exists. Meanwhile, a wealthy divorcée plunges, in suspicious circumstances, from an apartment block in Munich. In the same week, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He’d discovered his identity is being used to scam 11 different women, online. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them.
Peter James is a New York Times-bestselling writer of crime fiction. His novels, which include the bestselling Roy Grace series, have been translated into 36 languages, with worldwide sales of 19 million copies.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.