By James Patterson
During this heart-pounding new mystery, Detective Alex go pursues the main excellent killer he is ever faced, a mysterious felony who calls himself the Mastermind. In a chain of crimes that has surprised Washington, D.C., financial institution robbers were killing financial institution staff and their households if the robbers' directions are usually not to the letter. Alex pass is aware this can be no usual criminal-the pathological want for keep an eye on and perfection is simply too nice. pass is in the middle of a trouble at home-but the case turns into all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one large, final, excellent crime...
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It tore me apart to hear Christine talk like this. I felt terrible about what had happened to her. She had changed so much, though. There didn’t seem to be anything I could do to make it better, to help her. I’d been trying for months, but nothing worked. I worried that I wouldn’t just lose Christine, but little Alex as well. “I remember some of the dreams I’ve had lately. They’re so violent, Alex. And they’re so real. The other night you were chasing the Weasel again, and he killed you. He stood there calmly and shot you again and again.
Had they been punished too? I wondered. What were their sins? Why the hell was this happening? “This makes no goddamn sense to me,” Kyle said rubbing his face with both hands. It was a familiar tic of his and instantly reminded me of the many cases we had worked together in the past. We complained about it sometimes, but we’d always been there for each other. “Bank robbers don’t usually kill anybody. Not pros. ” I asked. I almost didn’t want to hear the answer. Kyle looked my way, nodded. “Mother and three kids.
Two hours later Montgomery was talking to us at the station house on Third Street. He admitted that he had heard something about the robbery and murders over in Silver Spring. He was willing to trade information if we would look past half a dozen dime bags he had in his possession when we gang-tackled him on the street. “I know who you lookin’ for,” Montgomery said, and he seemed sure of himself. ” He was right I didn’t like what he told me. Not at all. Chapter Seven I wasn’t sure whether I could trust Cedric Montgomery’s information, but he’d given me a good hard lead that I had to follow.