By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The Women's homicide membership is stalked by way of a killer with not anything to lose.

San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her existence as a brand new mom. With an attentive husband, a role she loves, plus top associates who can speak about whatever from intercourse to homicide, issues could not be better.

Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photograph of a killer from her earlier, and her satisfied global is shattered. the image captures a gorgeous girl at a stoplight. yet all Lindsay sees is the psychopath at the back of these seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the main deranged and hazardous brain the Women's homicide membership has ever encountered.

In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel via James Patterson, the Women's homicide membership needs to discover a killer--before she unearths them first.

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He acknowledged to his assistant, “Caroline, get Louis, might you? ” Jansing lower back to his table. “My legal professional. ” “That’s fine,” acknowledged Conklin. “If that makes you more well-off. ” “Listen, I’m sorry. ” “Sorry? ” I requested. “I’m sorry. Our head of criminal has anything to inform you,” Jansing acknowledged. A stooped guy got here in the course of the doorway. He wore a company grey go well with and a comb-over with a depressing steel sheen, and he had nicotine stains at the arms of his correct hand. I famous him as one of many avid gamers on the govt Ping Pong assembly we’d attended. He got here towards us and brought himself back. “Louis Frye,” he stated and shook our palms sooner than taking the chair subsequent to Conklin. Jansing acknowledged, “Lou, please inform those officials concerning the textual content messages. ” What used to be this? We hadn’t heard approximately any texts on the subject of the stomach bombs. If Jansing had withheld info, he’d larger have a damned wonderful cause or he was once going to be charged with obstruction. “This textual content got here from a pay as you go improve phone,” Frye stated. “I revealed it out for you. ” He omitted a simple sheet of reproduction paper with a smattering of phrases: “Time to pay up. ” “When did you get this? ” I requested. “After the bridge bombs. It got here to me,” stated Lansing. “I notion it was once junk mail. It intended not anything to me. We didn’t be aware of that the bridge incident was once relating to us,” acknowledged the attorney, “until the FBI descended on our Hayes Valley shop. ” Frye stated, “Then Michael received one other textual content. exact message, yet they up the textual content with a mobile name naming the volume. We determined to pay. ” after all they paid. Chuck’s best in basic terms cared approximately maintaining the corporate identify off the checklist and out of the inside track. “How a lot? ” Conklin requested. “Fifty thousand,” acknowledged Frye. He was once slapping at his wallet, trying to find his smokes. He came upon a worn pack of an unfiltered model, opened it, closed it, and placed it again in his jacket pocket. He stated, “We bundled the debts in a Chuck’s immense Lunch field and left the field in a trashcan at our Monterey place. ” Conklin acknowledged to the top cheese, “You’re telling us you believed that will be the tip of it? ” “Yes. after all. And we agreed, Lou and I,” acknowledged Jansing. “Rather than allow another individual die, we forked over the cash. It looked like the easiest path. ” i needed to shout on the fits, “You morons. ” in its place I acknowledged, “So instead of name the law enforcement officials, have them video display the move, you relied on a bomber, a assassin, an extortionist, whilst he stated that there will be not more bombs. ” Jansing had long gone faded round his eyes and mouth. I didn’t imagine he was once feeling regret. extra like he used to be knowing how a lot shit was once approximately to hit the fan. “We hire millions of individuals, all of whom will be negatively impacted if the public—” “The FBI contacted us hours ago,” I acknowledged, slicing his self-serving spiel off on the knees. “A Chuck’s buyer exploded from inside of out. occurred in a single of your parking plenty in l. a.. ” I handed the identify of the FBI man around the table to Jansing and stated, “I spoke with this gentleman, particular Agent Beskin, and he’s approximately to name you.

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