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By John Sandford

A filthy rich banker is useless, shot as soon as within the chest in the course of a looking journey. there are lots of purposes for him to be killed, and lots of those who may do the deed. yet who did?  Lucas Davenport has an idea. yet this regimen homicide research is set to show into anything assorted. A cat-and-mouse online game with a killer who doesn't hesitate to take the struggle to Lucas himself. and people he loves…

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I don’t know,’’ she lied. ‘‘My lawyer and that i took him to the cleaners. ’’ ‘‘Good for you,’’ he stated. She used to be scribbling on a notepad, and while she entire, she introduced it over and passed it to him. ‘‘George Wright. Here’s his handle and make contact with quantity. I’m going to name him and inform him approximately this. ’’ ‘‘That’s as much as you,’’ the older cop stated. ‘‘That’s my quantity on the backside, if you have to interrogate me. It’s unlisted,’’ she acknowledged. She checked out him along with her blue eyes and nibbled on her reduce lip. ‘‘Well, thanks,’’ he stated. He tucked the slip of paper in his blouse pocket. ‘‘Do I sound like a heartless whinge? ’’ she requested him cheerfully. And as she requested, she took his arm they usually walked slowly towards the door jointly. ‘‘Maybe a little,’’ he stated. He rather did like her and he may possibly suppose the again of his bicep urgent into her breast. Her breast was once very hot. He even imagined he may consider a nipple. ‘‘I quite didn’t like him,’’ she stated. ‘‘You can positioned that during your document. ’’ ‘‘I will,’’ he stated. ‘‘Good,’’ she stated, as she ushered him out the door. ‘‘Then possibly I’ll get to determine you back . . . you may express me your gun. ’’ The police officers came across themselves within the hallway, the door last at the back of them. on the elevator door, the more youthful one stated, ‘‘Well? ’’ ‘‘Well, what? ’’ ‘‘You gonna name her? ’’ The older one idea a minute, then stated, ‘‘I don’t imagine i may have enough money it. ’’ ‘‘Shit, you don’t need to purchase anything,’’ the younger one acknowledged. ‘‘She’s wealthy. ’’ ‘‘I dunno,’’ the older one acknowledged. ‘‘Take my suggestion: in case you name her, you don’t are looking to leap her without delay. Get to understand her a bit. ’’ ‘‘That’s very delicate of you,’’ the older one stated. ‘‘No, no, I simply imagine . . . She desires to see your gun? ’’ ‘‘Yeah? ’’ ‘‘So you wanna eliminate the time while she unearths out you’re packing a . 22. ’’ ‘‘Jealousy’s an unsightly thing,’’ the older cop acknowledged complacently. As they walked out in the street to the automobile, he seemed up on the residence construction and acknowledged, ‘‘Maybe. ’’ or even if now not, he inspiration, the girl had made his day. AUDREY MCDONALD, COMING IN FROM THE storage, came upon her husband’s orange coveralls at the kitchen ground, and simply past them, his wool taking pictures jacket after which boots and trousers in a pile and midway up the steps, the lengthy blue polypro lingerie. ‘‘Oh, shit,’’ she acknowledged to herself. She dropped her handbag on a hallway chair and moved quickly up the steps, came across a couple of jockey shorts within the hallway and heard him splashing within the outsized bath. whilst Wilson McDonald acquired demanding, excited, or worried, he drank; and whilst he drank, he acquired sizzling and began to sweat. He’d pull his garments off and head for water. He’d been under the influence of alcohol, bare, within the lake down the hill. He’d been under the influence of alcohol, bare, within the pool within the yard, scary the neighbor’s daughter part to loss of life. He’d been within the bath extra occasions than she may possibly take note, under the influence of alcohol, wallowing like an exceptional white whale. He wasn’t screaming but, yet he will be. The killing of Dan Kresge, the entire speak on the membership, had driven him over the sting. on the rest room door, she stopped, braced herself, after which driven it open.

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