By Linwood Barclay
Hailed as a suspense master” through Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now unearths the darkish aspect of a small townand the even darker secrets and techniques that disguise there...
It’s been months for the reason that inner most investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a sad coincidence. Ever in view that, he and his spouse have drifted aside, fracturing a as soon as basic lifestyles. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t circulate prior. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment. simply because using domestic one evening, he makes his first titanic mistake.
A woman sopping wet in rain faucets on his motor vehicle window and asks for a experience as he sits at a stoplight. although he understands a fortysomething guy picking out up a teenage hitchhiker is a idiot, he we could her in. She’s an identical age as Scott, and perhaps she will be able to aid Cal locate the broker who offered his son the medicine that killed him. After a quick cease at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something’s now not correct with the lady or the placement. yet it’s too overdue. He’s already involved.
Now Cal is drawn right into a nightmare of discomfort and suspicion. whatever is horribly fallacious within the small city of Griffon in upstate long island. There are too many secrets and techniques there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has made up our minds to reveal these secrets and techniques one by means of one.
That’s his moment gigantic mistake.
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Joe chuckled. "He certainly didn't. " "Purty good for an amateur," Kelly yawned. "I never took my pants off in the first place. " The detective turned over and began snoring. Joe lay awake listening intently but heard nothing unusual. Finally he, too, fell asleep. When he awoke the sun was streaming in brightly. '' About time you came to,'' Kelly smiled. He stood in front of a mirror combing his hair. "Bemember. Poker faces when we go downstairs," he whispered. " In a few minutes they descended into the kitchen, where Josie gave them a cordial greeting from her post at the stove.
The car lurched violently, then veered into a shallow ditch. "Confound it," swore Kelly. "I knew I should o' bought a new tire. '' Euefully surveying the ruined flat on a rear wheel they stood for a moment wondering what to do. Finally it appeared that there was no choice but to walk. After an hour's steady trudge they still saw no sign of habitation. "We should o' gone in the other direction, Joe. Ain't any ranch house around here," he added, sitting down. Joe gazed over the silent landscape in exasperation.
Frank threw down the bags and darted off. A Daring Rescue 111 Holding his breath, lie dodged through a doorway. He fumbled blindly until his hand touched what felt like a crib. There was a feeble cry. Through the smoke he saw the infant's eyes blinking and the tiny chest heaving. In a jiffy he had the child tucked under his coat. As he turned to go there was an ominous splintering sound above him. With a cry Frank charged toward the nearest fire escape just as the ceiling of the room thundered down.
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay