By John Sandford
The number one New York Times bestselling sequence. Lucas Davenport is going on a city-to-city look for a extraordinary ritualistic killer.
"Ice-pick chills...a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller." —Kirkus Reviews
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A bit after 5 o’clock this night, their time. He was once a prize Italian named John Andretti. both of you men listen of him? ” Lucas and Sloan either shook their heads. “Nope,” acknowledged Sloan. “Should we? ” “He’s been within the occasions really a bit,” acknowledged Daniel, with a shrug. “He used to be a businessman who was once entering into politics. Had a few various principles approximately welfare . . . besides, he’s received massive relations funds. development, banking, all that. Went to Choate. Went to Harvard. Went to Yale legislations. He had those nice the teeth and this great-looking outdated woman with great-looking knockers and 4 great-looking youngsters and no-one within the kinfolk pushes dope or beverages an excessive amount of or fucks anyone else’s husband or spouse, they usually all visit church on Sunday. His previous guy had him set to run for Congress this autumn after which probably the Senate in 4 years. you recognize, the hot York media have been beginning to name him the Italian John Kennedy . . . . ” “So what occurred? ” Lucas requested. “He bought himself killed. In his workplace. there have been 3 witnesses. This man is available in, he’s acquired a pistol. He backs every body off, then steps round in the back of Andretti. ahead of anyone can say ‘Boo,’ this guy—he’s an Indian, by way of the way—he grabs Andretti, pulls his head again and slits his throat with a weird-looking stone knife. ” “Oh, fuck,” stated Lucas. Sloan used to be sitting in his chair together with his mouth open. Anderson watched them in leisure, whereas Lester appeared anxious. “That’s precisely right,” stated Daniel. He leaned ahead, took a cigar from a brand-new humidor, held it below his nostril, sniffed, then positioned the cigar again within the humidor. “ ‘Oh, fuck. ’ The Indian additionally shot one in all Andretti’s aides, yet he’ll be ok. ” Anderson picked up the tale. “The Andretti relations went berserk and began calling in accounts. The governor, the mayor, all people is going in at the act. ” Anderson used to be donning plaid pants, a striped blouse and glossy yellow-brown vinyl sneakers. “The ny police officers are operating round like chickens with their heads bring to a halt. ” “Andretti used to be one of many best-connected men in big apple City,” Daniel extra. “He’s bought twenty brothers and sisters and cousins and his previous guy and his previous girl. They received an ocean of cash and oceans of political clout. they wish blood. ” “And they suspect whoever killed Andretti used to be operating with this Bluebird man? ” requested Lucas. “Look on the killings,” Daniel acknowledged, spreading his fingers. “It’s seen. And there’s extra to it. Andretti’s workplace construction had a videotape visual display unit on a continual loop. The witnesses picked out the killer. It’s a horseshit photo and they’ve in basic terms acquired him for roughly ten seconds, jogging in the course of the foyer, yet they published it to the tv stations an hour in the past. a couple of minutes when they positioned it on television, a lodge proprietor from Jersey known as up and acknowledged the man could have been at his hotel. The Jersey police officers checked and so they imagine he’s correct. They’ve bought no license-plate number—it wasn’t that sort of motel—but the landlord recollects the man had Minnesota plates. He recollects that after the fellow was once trying out, he acknowledged he was once heading again domestic.