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By Robert Crais


Elvis Cole is Back--In a determined struggle to transparent his Name...

it really is hearth season, and the hills of la are burning. whilst police and hearth division team of workers rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation attempt, they notice the week-old corpse of an obvious suicide. however the gunshot sufferer is much less grotesque than what they locate in his lap: a photograph album of 7 brutally murdered younger ladies -- one consistent with yr, for seven years. And whilst the suicide sufferer is pointed out as a former suspect in a single of the murders, the inside track turns Elvis Cole's international the wrong way up.

3 years past Lionel Byrd used to be delivered to trial for the homicide of a feminine prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced via the police encouraged a trendy security lawyer to take Byrd's case, and Elvis Cole used to be employed to enquire. It used to be Cole's eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to stroll unfastened. Elvis used to be hailed as a hero.

however the discovery of the demise album in Byrd's lap now manufacturers Elvis as an unwitting companion to homicide. Captured in pictures which could simply were taken through the assassin, Yvonne Bennett was once the 5th of the seven sufferers -- extra younger women have been murdered after Lionel Byrd walked loose. So Elvis can not help yet ask yourself -- did he, Elvis Cole, expense extra younger ladies their lives?

close out of the research by way of a different LAPD job strength decided to shut the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately struggle to discover the reality approximately Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of loss of life -- a fact hidden by means of lies, politics, and corruption in an international the place not anything is what it sort of feels to be.

Chasing Darkness is a blistering mystery from the bestselling writer who units the traditional for severe, strong crime writing.

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He doesn’t flow so good, that’s why I’m announcing. ” Now she had the aggravated expression of somebody who wanted she hadn’t gotten concerned. Beakman climbed again to the door. “What’s his identify? ” “Jones. That’s all i do know, Mr. Jones. He doesn’t circulation so good. ” Beakman unleashed the Maglite back. tough. “Mr. Jones? Police officer, is someone domestic? ” Trenchard, accomplished together with his facet of the road, got here up the steps at the back of him. “We acquired a holdout? ” “Lady says the fellow the following doesn’t circulate so good. She thinks he will be domestic. ” Trenchard used his personal Maglite at the door. “Police officials. this can be an emergency. Please open the door. ” either one of them leaned with regards to hear, and that’s whilst Beakman stuck the bitter odor. Trenchard smelled it, too, and referred to as all the way down to the girl. “He previous, in poor health, what? ” “Not so outdated. He has a nasty foot. ” Down in the street, she couldn’t odor it. Beakman reduced his voice. “You scent it, correct? ” “Yeah. Let’s see what’s what. ” Trenchard holstered his Maglite. Beakman stepped again, figuring Trenchard was once going to kick down the door, yet Trenchard simply attempted the knob and opened it. A swarm of black flies rode out at the scent, engulfed them, then flew again into the home. Beakman swatted on the flies. He didn’t wish them to the touch him. now not after the place they'd been. the lady shouted up, “What is it? ” They observed a guy seated in a ragged membership chair, donning dishevelled plaid shorts and a skinny blue T-shirt. He used to be barefoot, permitting Beakman to determine that part the suitable foot used to be lacking. The scarring urged the harm to his foot happened decades in the past, yet he had a newer harm. Beakman Trenchard into the home for a better glance. The is still of the man’s head lolled backwards, the place blood and mind subject had tired onto the membership chair and his shoulders. His correct hand rested on his lap, limply cupping a black pistol. A unmarried black gap have been punched underneath his chin. Dried blood the colour of black cherries used to be crusted over his face and neck and the chair. Trenchard acknowledged, “That’s a rattling undesirable foot. ” “Suicide? ” “Duh. I’ll name. We can’t depart this man till they get anyone right here to safe the scene. ” “What concerning the hearth? ” “Fuck the hearth. They gotta get a person up right here to attend for the CI. I don’t wish us to get caught with this stink. ” Trenchard swatted futilely on the flies and ducked like a boxer slipping a punch as he moved for the door. Beakman, involved, turned around the useless guy. Trenchard stated, “Don’t contact something. We gotta deal with it like a criminal offense scene. ” “I’m simply having a look. ” a photograph album lay open among the useless man’s ft as though it had fallen from his lap. cautious to not step within the dried blood, Beakman moved towards see. A unmarried photo was once based at the open web page, a type of Polaroid photographs that boost themselves. The plastic over the image used to be speckled with blood. The flies unexpectedly appeared louder to Beakman, as loud now because the helicopters scuffling with the flames. “Trench, come here—” Trenchard came around, then stooped for a better glance. “Holy mom.

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