"The baby was crying again."
"Mary Terrell, aka Mary Terror, is a scarred survivor of the radical '60s. Once a member of the fanatical Storm Front Brigade, Mary now lives in a hallucinatory world of memories, guns, and murderous rage. . .
Laura Clayborne is a successful journalist, wife of a stockbroker, with a BMW and a house in the right Atlanta suburb. Her marriage foundering, Laura hopes that her newborn son David, will make her life everything it ought to be. . .
When Mary Terror steals Laura's baby from the hospital, a journey of the damned begins - through an America of wandering misfits, seedy motel rooms, '60s radicals disguised by plastic surgery, and a former FBI man out for personal vengeance. As Laura Clayborne closes in on Mary Terror, she will have to think like her, act like her - even kill like her. " -- from the back cover
This book grabbed my attention from the opening line and didn't let up until the end. With many twists and turns, I felt like I was with both Laura and Mary in the chase from Georgia to California while hoping that throughout the mayhem and chaos the baby would survive. I also liked how the narrative switched from Laura to Mary and back again.
Date read: 4/13/2008
Book #: 21
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Publisher: Pocket Books
# of Pages: 487
Binding: Mass Market Paperback