by Jeff Lindsay
(Dexter series #5)
Dastardly Devilish Dexter has become Diaper Daddy Dexter, and the birth of a daughter has had a wholly unexpected effect on the serial killer. A blood-spatter analyst by day for the Miami Police Department, and a serial killer by night, Dexter satisfies the regular urges of his "dark passenger" by preying on those base members of Miami's population who have been able to slip through the grasp of the city's law enforcement officials.
When the body of a teenage girl turns up that appears to not only have been murdered, but dined on - and not by wild animals, Dexter's alter ego begins to stir once again. But this time things are different. Since the birth of Lily Anne, Dexter has discovered within himself things he previously thought he was immune to - feelings. Can Dexter control his driving desire to kill in order to be a father? Or does being a father give more validity to his need to rid society of those elements that might some day come after his daughter? Either way this is another solid addition to the alliterate Dexter Morgan series.
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