His game A monster who left the charred, savaged remains of twelve innocents in his wake, Nero strikes fear wherever there is fire. As new fires have been ripping through a small Virginia town, the countdown to Nero’s thirteenth murder has begun. His rules Haunted by the agonising screams of Nero’s victims, investigator Michael Gannon refuses to let the arsonist claim another life. Especially reporter Darcy Sampson, who Gannon knows is treading too close to the flames in her determination to unmask the killer. Your nightmare But relentless Nero is watching, waiting for them. And he doesn’t like players who try to best him at his own game. Now he intends to teach Michael and Darcy one last, fatal lesson.