When a series of murders and mutilations of female victims throws the city of San Diego into a panic-stricken frenzy, a citywide task force is put in place to catch the unknown killer, who the police call “the Entity” for his ability to conceal his identity from police, forensic experts, and witnesses. That is, until Detective Ed Brooks confronts the killer in a bloody last-ditch effort to stop him—an encounter that almost costs Brooks his life. Now, four years later, the Entity murders have started again. Brooks and his team are once again charged to stop the killer and unearth his motives for committing the most brutal serial slayings since the original Jack the Ripper murders more than a century before in Whitechapel, England. With the help of FBI profiler Stephanie Morgan, they will uncover a connection between the recent murders and the original Ripper suspect so many years ago—a link that will connect modern forensics and the history of the world’s infamous first serial killer. The Reckoning of Jack the Ripper will culminate in action and fury and a shocking ending.
Combining both fiction and historical facts from the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 England, author Mark Barresi has set out on his own personal quest to name the most likely suspect of the first and most elusive serial killer the world has ever known.