For anyone who forgot, here's what the book is about: There's a nutcase who kidnaps people and operates on them--driving toward some insane goal. A police task-force has been deployed to see if they can grab him before he dumps another massacred body on some unsuspecting street or park. Or, to use part of my sort-of query:
The victims were numbered: One, Two, and Four. Three and Five are unknown; and Six was just taken.See, he numbers his victims, using dog-tags. And that's why the newspapers named him The Count. I can only hope that when massive editing and re-write time comes, the whole thing makes sense and can be whittled down to something tight and perhaps tense. We'll just have to see.