24 Hours by Greg Iles

By Greg Iles

Will Jennings, his spouse and little woman are a contented American relations, dwelling in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He ambitions his sufferers very conscientiously and takes nice pains to ensure nobody is ever damage. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the cash and the gurus have by no means been concerned. His excellent list is right down to issues: One, he constantly remains with the fogeys or individual with the cash. , he by no means asks for greater than they could find the money for. but if he attempts to tear Will's kin aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.

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Midthirties. Brown hair. About a hundred twenty pounds. ” “Uh-uh. ” “We’ll need Mr. Wheatley’s help with that. It’s hard for us to say at this point. Birds and critters have already eaten away a good bit of the flesh. She’s a little taller than the height Mr. ” The door opened to the examination room. Dr. Rudolf Fitzsimmons, chief pathologist, stood in the open doorway. He had very blond hair, almost as white as his lab coat. The skin too was pasty. Andie had seen more color in cadavers. Too much time down here in the basement, she surmised.

Wheatley. ” She opened the door, and they entered the waiting room. She decided to interview him right where he was, in the waiting room. It was private enough and would feel less like an interrogation. Andie was big on not making victims feel like suspects. Gus remained seated on the couch. Andie and Kessler pulled up chairs, facing him. Andie spared him the “bookend” theory. His nightmare was bad enough already. No need to subject him to police speculation about a serial killer who likes his victims in matching pairs.

Just five minutes. ” Gus nodded, then left the room. Detective Kessler looked at her quizzically from across the table. “Just let the guy go. ” “This isn’t about paperwork. ” “Now? ” “I don’t want to speak out of turn,” said Andie. “Agent Santos is the expert, and she’ll give us her views tomorrow. But just look at what you’ve got so far. Three homicide 42 UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS 43 victims. All strangled, with evidence of overkill. The first two are like a pair—almost identical. ” She glanced at the body before her.

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