By Raffi Yessayan
The harrowing scene is often an identical: the house of a unmarried girl, no symptoms of pressured access, no proof of an interloper, and no victim—only a tub packed with blood. Newly promoted murder detective Angel Alves desires to make his mark within the division and a distinction at the streets, yet monitoring this elusive serial killer sorely demanding situations his dedication and talents. in the meantime, assistant DA Conrad Darget has his personal fingers complete mentoring an bold younger legislation pupil and rallying his fellow lawyers of their day-by-day court docket battles. With each one new assault the twisted secret merely deepens, and the starvation for answers—and action—intensifies. No sane brain might understand the darkish layout in the back of all of it. And nobody can count on the ultimate fateful strokes that would result in a surprising endgame.
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She was no more than ten feet from her car but the man’s heavy breathing was loud. The battery on her automatic door lock and panic button was dead. She would have to use her key to unlock the door, the same key that was her only weapon. She felt a hand on her left shoulder, and then a tug on the bag in her right hand. ” She was being robbed. Maybe worse. Give him the bag, she thought. Isn’t that what they taught her in that self-defense class? Give up your wallet, your purse, your keys, your car.
Susan McCarthy’s skin was cold but still soft. All those years of moisturizers had paid off. The peaceful look on her face told Richter she was enjoying Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, music he’d selected especially for her. With the first few notes, he thought of the scene in Apocalypse Now when Robert Duvall’s Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore explains how they’re going to attack a Viet Cong village as helicopters fly in low out of the rising sun with massive speakers blasting The Ride of the Valkyries.
He left the flashbacks on so the cops wouldn’t tow the Crown Vic. Two ambulances were situated in front of the house, with a half dozen police cruisers blocking incoming traffic. It was warm for February, close to fifty degrees at two o’clock in the morning. A suit jacket was all he needed over his shirt and tie. Most of the residents of the quiet, middle-class neighborhood were outside, but the extensive yellow tape kept them a good distance away. Connie overheard the grumblings of the crowd as he made his way toward the scene.