By John Sandford
A home demolition offers a nasty shock for Minneapolis-the our bodies of 2 ladies, wrapped in plastic. It seems like they've been there many years. Lucas Davenport understands precisely how lengthy.
In 1985, Davenport used to be a tender cop with a name for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was once an immense deal. His bosses eventually declared the case closed, yet he by no means agreed with that. Now that he has an opportunity to enquire all of it once more, something is changing into more and more transparent: It wasn't simply the our bodies that have been buried. It used to be the truth.
Some secrets and techniques simply can't remain buried, within the magnificent new Lucas Davenport mystery from the number-one New York Times-bestselling author.
"One of the best," acknowledged Kirkus Reviews of Storm Prey. "Razor-sharp discussion, a tautly managed speed and sufficient homicides for a miniseries. What extra might enthusiasts want?"
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Nor about Jerry, for o f course it was all so painful for a sensitive artist— that was quite understandable, wasn’t it? Gloria, on the other hand, never stopped interrogating Stan about the awesome and mys terious world of art. But her questions always struck him as incon gruous, irrelevant, and naive, especially as she always posed them in the strident schoolmarmy voice she adopted in order to quell the frightened little girl cowering inside her. Stan hadn’t the time to work out the meaning of such exchanges and wrote Gloria off as tactless, loud, insufferable.
This delicate balance was so fragile it deceived neither of them. A word out o f place, a touch of fatigue, even a faraway look caused by some outside conflict but lingering on at home— even such trifles told them their peaceful coexistence was founded on dead desire. Or pere haps on pride— on a contest as to who could best contain his or her contempt for the other. Stan never asked Gloria any questions. He didn’t inquire about her work (what are you translating? ). Or about herself (her health, makeup, dress, blouse, shoes— so many details are really important in a woman’s life).
In any case it did nothing to explain Gloria’s murder. Still less the savagery with which one or more people had mutilated her corpse. ) “ Two of the houses in the alley behind the Harrison place are closed up and empty. And the third belongs to a retired couple who didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary during the day and who wear earplugs at night. The kindergarten in England Street, just opposite, is shut on the weekend. Nothing to report in the little square, naturally. m. on Saturday. So we haven’t got anywhere so far, sir.