Dead GameJames Neal Harvey
Framed for murder, NYPD detective Ben Tolliver confronts a brilliant serial killer
Razek gets into Jan’s apartment by pretending to deliver flowers. Once she opens the door, the game is already over. He pushes his way in, pistol in hand, and tells her that he has not come to rape her; he just wants to make love. At gunpoint, she makes drinks, puts on music, and finally disrobes as Razek fights to ignore the voice in his head that tells him to kill her. Of course, the voice always wins in the end.
Before he leaves, Razek plants evidence around the apartment implicating NYPD detective Ben Tolliver. Razek is a game player, and he thinks it would be fun to frame a cop for murder. To keep himself out of jail and avenge the murdered woman, Tolliver will have to learn to beat a madman at his own game.