Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals — and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims’ minds.
Although her ability to experience another’s pain enables her to sketch an uncanny likeness of a perpetrator’s face, she’s unable to draw the face of a rapist who removes his victims’ eyes, wears a mask and covers his natural odor with Ivory soap. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds.
Frustrated by the police’s lack of progress, John Garrett, the wealthy and well-connected brother of one of the victims, seks help of FBI agents who possess special psychic abilities. Soon Maggie Barnes becomes his next target.
Touching evil is a page turning, suspense driven read.