14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

A brand new terror is sweeping the streets of San Francisco. And the killers glance much like cops…

As Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates even if the perpetrators are impressive impostors or cops long gone rogue, she gets a chilling caution to again off.

On the opposite facet of town, an blameless lady is murdered in huge sunlight in entrance of dozens of witnesses. yet there aren't any clues and no obvious motive.

With killers in hide, a maniac assassin at the free, and hazard getting ever in the direction of Lindsay's door, may this be one case too many for the Women's homicide membership?

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There in the valley they are to break the heifer’s neck. The priests, the sons of Levi, shall step forward, for the Lord your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the Lord and to decide all cases of dispute and assault. Then all the elders of the town nearest the body shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley and they shall declare: “Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it done. ” Deuteronomy 21: 1–9 In contact wounds, the muzzle of the weapon is held against the surface of the body … the immediate edges of the entrance are seared by hot gases and blackened by the soot.

Heavy pounding on the door is answered at last by a light from upstairs, where a frame window is suddenly and violently wrenched upward. A heavyset, middle-aged woman—fully dressed, the detective notes—pushes head and shoulders across the sill and stares down at Pellegrini. ” “Mrs. ” Jesus Christ, Pellegrini thinks, what else would a white man in a trenchcoat be doing on Gold Street after midnight? He pulls the shield and holds it toward the window. ” “No, you can’t,” she says, expelling the words in a singsong, slow enough and loud enough to reach the crowd across the street.

The kid says he knows one of the men, but only by the name Joe—a statement just specific enough to match the true scenario, just vague enough to be of no practical use to the detective. Pellegrini wonders whether the kid was even there or whether he picked up what he could about the Gold Street murder while sitting in the lockup overnight, then did his best to turn the information around and try to barter out from under the drug charge. Back in homicide, the detective slips the notes from the interview inside the case file for H88013 and then slides the folder underneath the Roy Johnson file on the desk of the administrative lieutenant, who has come and gone on the eight-to-four shift.

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