Burned out from the gritty streets and depraved criminals she deals with daily, NYPD Detective Alex Sullivan escapes to the only place she can find any peace—a Zen Monastery in the Catskill Mountains. But while there, the walls of this once peaceful sanctuary are breached by the horror of ritual murders and the slow acid drip of suspicion.
One Hand Killing is a fast-paced thriller that paints a fascinating psychological portrait of the struggle between light and dark forces in the spiritual world. It presents a new and unusual twist to the suspense genre, going well beyond the classic Who-done-it? to a more sophisticated literary koan: what, indeed, is the sound of one hand killing?