By John Sandford
The number one New York Times bestselling sequence. Lucas Davenport is going on a city-to-city look for a strange ritualistic killer.
"Ice-pick chills...a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller." —Kirkus Reviews
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Accomplished. activity performed. I acquired to our house, opened the door, and the telephone was once ringing. David was once within the bathe, so I picked it up. It was once a deputy commissioner. He acknowledged, ‘What the fuck are you doing right here? ’ ” “Nice guy,” Lucas stated. “If there have been honorary levels for assholes, he’d be a physician of everything,” Lily acknowledged. “How’s David? ” Lucas requested, as if he knew her husband. “Not so solid the 1st time, ’cause he used to be a bit overexcited. After that, he used to be great,” she acknowledged. She appeared up at him and all at once blushed. “Women are not any sturdy at that sort of talk,” Lucas remarked. “But it wasn’t a foul attempt. ” They stopped on the grey Ford and Lily lifted an eyebrow. “We acquired whatever going,” Lucas acknowledged. “In truth, we’re in form of a rush. I’ll let you know approximately it as we cross alongside. ” Hart was once worse. He’d attempted to speak funds with a few of his friends, and every little thing, he stated, had replaced. He’d be a pariah. The Indian guy who got humans. And he fearful approximately Harold Richard Liss. “Man, I don’t like this, I don’t like this. ” He sat within the backseat, twisting his palms. Tears ran down his face. He wiped them away with the sleeve of his tweed jacket. “He’s a fuckin’ legal, Larry,” acknowledged Lucas, frustrated. “Jesus Christ, give up whining. ” “I’m now not whining, guy, I’m . . . ” Lucas permit the Ford idle alongside. 100 yards forward, Harold Richard Liss ambled down Lake highway taking a look within the shop home windows. “He used to be being profitable promoting chloroform to little children. And glue,” Lucas stated, interrupting. “This nonetheless isn’t correct, guy. He’s a fuckin’ youngster. ” Hart shivered. “It’s just for a number of days,” Lucas stated. “It nonetheless isn’t correct. ” “Larry . . . ” Lucas all started in exasperation. Lily touched his shoulder to forestall him and grew to become and appeared over the seat. “There’s a tremendous distinction among Welfare paintings and police work,” she acknowledged to Hart, preserving her face and voice tender and sympathetic. “In loads of methods, we’re on various facets. i believe you’d be more well-off if we simply dropped you off. ” “We may need his help,” Lucas objected, glancing sideways at Lily. “I won’t be a lot support, man,” Hart acknowledged. there has been a brand new be aware in his voice, the sound of a trapped guy who sensed a gap. “I suggest, i noticed him for you. I don’t recognize shit approximately surveillance. It’s unlike you must interrogate him. ” Lucas considered it, sighed and collected the radio. “Hey, Sloan, this is often Davenport. you continue to acquired him? ” Sloan got here again: “Yeah, no sweat. What’s occurring? ” “I’m losing Larry. Don’t fear in case you see us cease. ” “Sure. I’ll grasp with Harry. ” Lucas pulled over to the facet and Hart scrambled to get out. “Thanks, man,” he stated, leaning over the driver’s part window. “I suggest, I’m sorry . . . . ” “That’s ok, Larry. We’ll see you again downtown,” Lucas acknowledged. “Sure, guy. And thank you, Lily. ” They pulled clear of the lessen and Lucas became to Lily. “I wish we don’t desire him to speak to the fellow. ” “We won’t. Like he stated, you’re no longer making plans to interrogate him. ” “Hmph. ” Lucas watched Hart in his rearview reflect. Hart used to be peering after them as they persisted down the road after Harry.