By Ridley Pearson
From the recent York occasions bestselling writer of the 1st sufferer, a brand new novel during which Lou Boldt, Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia group as much as try to shop Seattle from sinking into overall chaos
The "blue flu" has struck the Seattle Police strength and nearly all of the officials are on an unofficial strike. Overworked and understaffed, Detective Lou Boldt is devoted to closing at the activity it doesn't matter what. but if a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a feminine cop descend at the urban, the strain of being an almost one-man operation threatens Boldt's psyche and his marriage. With assistance from police psychologist Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is ready to make sluggish development cracking the case and their paintings leads them to a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened legal with a list. As issues spin uncontrolled, his worst fears are proven while he refuses to drop the research, and it is transparent his existence is at risk due to it. Boldt and Daphne come to gain that the robberies, attacks, and strike are by some means connected--and that his lifestyles is now in very genuine risk. full of the fast paced, spiraling motion that has made his prior novels "irresistible" (The l. a. occasions ebook evaluate) works of suspense that "grip the mind's eye" (People), this most modern providing from "the top mystery author alive" (Booklist) is sure to win Ridley Pearson an excellent extra enthusiastic audience
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The lab, sure,” she agreed, “but not the media. ” Someone must have ﬁnally been moving the SID van, for headlights spread across the wet backyard. Boldt didn’t like what he saw there. “I’m going outside to look around,” Boldt said. “It’s nasty out there,” the SID tech cautioned from the bathroom. “Check her boots and meet me outside,” he told Gaynes. She cupped her hands to the window, peering into the backyard. She knew Boldt well. “Now,” he reminded, his voice urgent. “Got it,” she said. ” Gaynes tugged the GORE-TEX hood over her head.
A serial rapist was the last thing anyone needed—and most likely the ﬁrst thing the press would suspect. “Done,” the tech answered from the bathroom. Boldt glanced around. ” His earlier rape had been tied by all limbs. The similarities suddenly lessened. A copy cat? Boldt wondered. The Leanne Carmichael rape had made the news. Gaynes replied as if it were a test. They worked this way together—pupil and student. “I caught that too, and I could almost buy it if the bed were more of a mess. But a woman left with her legs untied?
You brought my family into this. ” “You know what I think, Krishevski? I think you enjoy all the attention, the cameras, the headlines. Seeing your name in print. ” Boldt picked up the brick off the carpet and placed it on a small end table. He retrieved his gun and returned it to its holster. “Sticks and stones, Mr. ” He intentionally left out the man’s rank. ” Krishevski’s tension and anger surfaced in his now menacing voice. ” Boldt ﬁred back, mimicking the man. “Control the troops, Krishevski.