By Sue Grafton
He was once young-maybe twenty or so-and he needs to as soon as were a handsome child. Kinsey might see that. yet now his physique used to be coated in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She may see he used to be in loads of discomfort. yet for 3 weeks, as Kinsey'd watched him him doggedly understanding on the neighborhood fitness center, placing himself via a grueling exercise session, he by no means spoke.
Then one Monday morning whilst there has been nobody else within the health club, Bobby Callahan approached her. His tale was once challenging to credits: a murderous attack via a tailgating automobile on a lonely rural street, a roadside wreck right into a canyon four hundred toes less than, his Porsche a naked smash, his ally useless. The medical professionals had controlled to place his physique again jointly again-sort of. His mother's cash had obvious to that. What they couldn't repair used to be his brain, couldn't repair the large chunks of reminiscence burnt up by means of the crash. Bobby knew an individual had attempted to kill him, yet he didn't understand why. He knew he had the foremost to anything that made him harmful to the killer, yet he didn't be aware of what it used to be. And he sensed that somebody used to be nonetheless in the market, able to pounce on the first signal his reminiscence used to be coming again. He'd been to the police officers, yet they'd shrugged off his tale. His family members notion he had a screw free. yet he was once scared-scared to loss of life. He desired to lease Kinsey.
His case didn't have lots going for it, yet he used to be not easy to withstand: younger, courageous, damage. She took him on. and 3 days later, Bobby Callahan was once dead.
Kinsey Millhone by no means welshed a deal. She'd been employed to prevent a killing. Now she'd locate the killer.
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Tut mir leid, Ethan. « Ethan blickte hinaus auf das stille Wasser der Bucht, in der er die schönsten Jahre seiner Kindheit verbracht hatte, und seufzte, als die Sehnsucht in ihm aufstieg. »Wir sollten uns näherstehen, aber nachdem Richard gestorben war, schien sich alles einfach aufzulösen, und Alec geriet zwischen alle Fronten. Wir schreiben uns, aber Stan erlaubt mir keine Besuche. Ich will nicht einen noch stärkeren Keil zwischen Randi und Stan treiben, also habe ich nie darauf bestanden.
Dana beobachtete sie über den Rand ihres Bechers. « Evie schaute mit undefinierbarem Ausdruck auf. »Wenn du glaubst, dass ich ihn hier behalten will, irrst du dich. « Ihre Stimme klang so hart, dass Dana sich fragte, ob Evie von dem Kind oder von sich selbst sprach. Evie war im Alter von fünfzehn durch eine befreundete Polizistin ins Frauenhaus gebracht worden. Das freche, intelligente Mädchen hatte Danas Herz im Sturm erobert, und Dana war ihr Vormund geworden, obwohl sie sie eher als jüngere Schwester betrachtete.
Langsam richtete er sich wieder auf. »Wenn du es nicht für mich tust, dann tu es für Richard. « Ethan sog langsam die Luft ein. Er erinnerte sich nur allzu gut an die letzten Augenblicke, bevor er das Bewusstsein verloren hatte, nachdem ihr Fahrzeug auf die Mine auf der Straße von Kandahar gefahren war. Richard hätte ihn liegen lassen, hätte sich retten müssen. Aber er hatte es nicht getan. Er war geblieben und hatte gekämpft, hatte mit seinem Körper Ethans gedeckt und die Kugeln abgefangen, die der Feind aus dem Hinterhalt auf sie abfeuerte.
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