By Jeffery Deaver
Whilst specified Agent Kathryn Dance -- a super interrogator and kinesics professional with the California Bureau of research -- is distributed to question the convicted killer Daniel "Son of Manson" Pell as a suspect in a newly unearthed crime, she feels either trepidation and electrifying intrigue. Pell is serving a existence sentence for the brutal murders of the rich Croyton relations in Carmel years previous -- against the law mirroring these perpetrated by means of Charles Manson within the Sixties. yet Pell and his cult participants have been sloppy: not just have been they apprehended, they even left at the back of a survivor -- the youngest of the Croyton daughters, who, simply because she used to be in mattress hidden by means of her toys that bad evening, used to be dubbed the dozing Doll.
But the lady by no means spoke approximately that evening, nor did the crime's mastermind. certainly, Pell has lengthy been either reticent and unrepentant concerning the crime. And so with the assassin transported from the Capitola superprison to an interrogation room within the Monterey County Courthouse, Dance sees a chance to pry a confession from him for the hot homicide -- and to profit extra in regards to the wicked brain of this occupation legal who considers himself a grasp of keep watch over, a dismal Svengali, forcing humans to do what they in a different way might by no means conceive of doing. In an electrifying mental jousting fit, Dance calls up all her talents as an interrogator and kinesics -- physique language -- professional to get to the reality in the back of Daniel Pell.
But while Dance's plan is going extraordinarily unsuitable and Pell escapes, abandoning a path of useless and injured, she reveals herself answerable for her first-ever manhunt. yet faraway from easily fleeing, Pell activates his pursuers -- and different innocents -- for purposes Dance and her colleagues can't parent. because the idyllic Monterey Peninsula is paralyzed by means of the elusive killer, Dance turns to the previous to discover the reality approximately what Daniel Pell is basically as much as. She tracks down the now teenage snoozing Doll to profit what rather occurred that evening, and she or he arranges a reunion of 3 girls who have been in his cult on the time of the killings. The lies of the previous and the evasions of the current boil up less than the relentless probing of Kathryn Dance, yet will the reality approximately Daniel Pell emerge in time to prevent him from killing back?
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Die ältere Form liegt bei Plinius H. N. VII, 46 angedeutet, bei Plutarch de garrulitate 11 mit einigen Ausschmückungen und Versehen bereichert vor. Sie besagt, daß Fabius, ein Freund des Kaisers, den greisen Augustus über seine Vereinsamung klagen hörte ; zwei Enkel seien ihm gestorben, Agrippa Postumus infolge einer Verleumdung verbannt, und er selbst sei gezwungen, wider Willen Tiberius zum Nachfolger zu bestimmen, obwohl er Mitleid mit Agrippa habe und ihn zurückrufen möchte. Das habe Fabius seiner Gattin erzählt, diese der Livia, die daraufhin dem Kaiser bittere Vorwürfe gemacht habe.
3) Suet. Tib. 13. 4) Tacit, ann. 4, 40. Zonaras 10,36. TIBERIUS AUF RHODUS. GAIUS UND LUCIUS 25 einen Dolchstoß, an dessen Folgen er langsam dahinsiechte, bis er im Jahre 4 n. Chr. in Kleinasien starb. Natürlich haben Livias Feinde in alter und neuer Zeit1) ihr die Schuld am Tode beider Prinzen gegeben, aber sie beachten dabei nicht, daß Livia durch die Ermordung des Lucius zunächst nur den Gaius zum künftigen Alleinherrscher gemacht hätte, und daß sie durch Gams' Vergiftung ihre eigene Enkelin um die Ehre, Kaiserin zu werden, gebracht haben würde.
I, 33. 1) Tacitus will hier, wo bei ihm zum erstenmal von dem Verhältnis der Livia zum Hause des Germanicus die R e d e ist, den Leser gleich mißtrauisch machen, damit er nachher gläubig die Verdächtigungen bei der Schilderung des Prozesses des Piso hinnehmen soll. Wie gewöhnlich, wenn er gar nichts Tatsächliches anzuführen weiß, liest Tacitus den Argwohn aus der Seele eines anderen heraus oder in sie hinein. 2) Eine Trübung erfuhr das Verhältnis zwischen Tiberius und Livia einerseits, Germanicus und Agrippina andrerseits erst durch die Vorgänge im Orient, zumal durch das Auftreten des Piso und seiner mit Livia eng befreundeten Gattin Plancina.