Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing on edges. 433 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1995. ISBN: 0553561723. A serial killer leaves a college coed to die in the California desert, his signature of fire seared into her flesh. A beautiful Chinese-American detective, recently transferred from Chinatown to the upper west side, is assigned a routine missing-persons case. A famous doctor returns home from a lecture to discover that his actress wife has been living a secret life. Now, the parths of the cop, the killer, and the psychiatrist are about to converge.