By Tami Hoag
With this new mystery, The ny Times bestselling writer Tami Hoag grants her personal message to suspense lovers all over: Don't flip off the lighting fixtures, and hold interpreting if you happen to dare. From the gritty streets of l. a. to its so much secure enclaves of status and gear to the ruthless glamour of Hollywood, a killer stalks his prey. A killer so cruel nobody in his manner is safe—not even the innocent.
At the top of an extended day fighting highway site visitors, motorcycle messenger Jace Damon has one final drop to make. yet en path to providing a package deal for one among L.A.'s sleaziest safeguard legal professionals, he's approximately run down via a vehicle, chased via again alleys, and shot at. purely the instincts bought whereas transforming into up at the streets of L.A. permit him to flee along with his life—and with the package deal a person wishes badly sufficient to kill for.
Jace returns to Lenny Lowell's workplace in simple terms to discover the police officers there, the attorney useless, and Jace himself thought of the best suspect within the savage homicide. unexpectedly he's at the run from either the law enforcement officials and a killer, and the most important to saving himself and his ten-year-old brother is the envelope he nonetheless has—which holds a message nobody wishes introduced: the truth.
In a urban fueled via cash, superstar, and sensationalism, the homicide of a bottom-feeding mouthpiece like Lenny Lowell won't make the headlines. So whilst detectives from the LAPD's elite robbery/homicide department appear, murder detective Kev Parker desires to recognize why. Parker is at the downhill slide of a once-promising occupation, and he doesn't are looking to be reminded that he was one of many hotshots, operating instances that made rapid celebrities of every person concerned. just like the case of fading retty-boy actor Rob Cole, accused of the brutal homicide of his spouse, Tricia Crowne-Cole, daughter of 1 of the main robust males within the urban, L.A.'s most modern "crime of the century."
Robbery/Homicide has no cause to be taking a look at a useless small-time scumbag legal professional or chasing a motorbike messenger...unless there's whatever in it for them. perhaps Lenny Lowell had a connection to anything large enough to be killed for. Parker starts off a look for solutions that may lead him to a killer—or the tip of his profession. simply because if there's one lesson he's realized through the years, it's that during a city equipped on delusion and repute, supplying the reality will be lethal.
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He pointed past the edge of the umbrella at the eaves of the mansion. If the wind comes too fast from the south, it whistles in the eaves. It can keep you awake nights. The explanation should have quieted her nerves, but it did not. That cry seemed too filled with emotion to be made by something inanimate. Suddenly, she remembered things that she should have asked Richard. Why had he been late? Why did Catherine, the waitress, fear him so? What was this curse that Aunt Cora talked about and which he called a psychiatric problem"?
He was watching her over the rim of his cup as he sipped his coffee. Unexplainably, she remembered that he had opened her suitcases upon placing them in her room. She had still not been able to decide whether or not he had been snooping, whether such a gesture was only meant as a final courtesy. But this very direct gaze of his seemed to pry at her own eyes, to peel back her brain and seek for secrets. She didn't like that at all. �My room is wonderful, she said. I'm anxious to explore the grounds and do some riding.
Later that night, Cora came to Jenny's room. She was dressed in a lovely yellow lounging robe which contrasted with her dark beauty and her cultured dignity to make both those qualities even more evident. Jenny secretly hoped that, when she was Cora's age, she would look as feminine and sophisticated as her aunt. If I reach her age, she amended. And immediately, she wondered why she always had to have such negative thoughts. �I'd like to talk to you about Freya, Cora Brucker said. She sat on the edge of the bed.