You cannot begin reading a Gregory Funaro novel without coming out smarter on the other end of it. Funaro, who divides his time between writing books and laboring in the halls of academia, is becoming known as the go-to guy for fast-paced, intellectual novels involving multiple murders. His debut, THE SCULPTOR, introduced Sam Markham, a brilliant and sadly troubled FBI agent whose life has been touched with and driven by tragedy. THE IMPALER, Funaro’s new offering, presents the return of Markham and introduces one of the most bizarre antagonists you are likely to encounter in thriller fiction this year.
The Impaler, as the murderer comes to be known, sees himself as an entity named