i picked up a book called Raven from the library earlier today. I saw a documentary on the Jim Jones cult on the history channel, and it piqued my interest. One of the reporters that actually survived the visit to the People's Temple wrote the book....should be a great read. Heartbreaking, but great.
Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, 1999
An L.A. Times Book of the Year, 1999
Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, and tormented by his sense of guilt, former NYPD detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by violence, regret and the desire for revenge. But when his ex-partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker embarks on an odyssey that is to lead him to the heart of organized crime; to an old black woman who dwells by a Louisiana swamp and hears the voices of the dead; to cellars of torture and murder; and to a serial killer unlike any other, an artist who uses the human body as his canvas and takes faces as his prize, the killer known only as the Traveling Man.