By Robert Crais
Elvis Cole is Back--In a determined struggle to transparent his Name...
It's fireplace season, and the hills of la are burning. whilst police and hearth division body of workers rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation attempt, they detect the week-old corpse of an obvious suicide. however the gunshot sufferer is much less ugly than what they locate in his lap: a photograph album of 7 brutally murdered younger ladies -- one consistent with 12 months, for seven years. And whilst the suicide sufferer is pointed out as a former suspect in a single of the murders, the scoop turns Elvis Cole's international the other way up.
3 years previous Lionel Byrd was once dropped at trial for the homicide of a feminine prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by way of the police encouraged a popular security legal professional to take Byrd's case, and Elvis Cole used to be employed to enquire. It used to be Cole's eleventh-hour discovery of an exculpatory videotape that allowed Lionel Byrd to stroll loose. Elvis was once hailed as a hero.
however the discovery of the demise album in Byrd's lap now manufacturers Elvis as an unwitting partner to homicide. Captured in images that can basically were taken via the assassin, Yvonne Bennett was once the 5th of the seven sufferers -- extra younger ladies have been murdered after Lionel Byrd walked loose. So Elvis can't aid yet ask yourself -- did he, Elvis Cole, rate extra younger women their lives?
close out of the research via a distinct LAPD job strength decided to shut the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately struggle to discover the reality approximately Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of demise -- a fact hidden via lies, politics, and corruption in a global the place not anything is what it sort of feels to be.
Chasing Darkness is a blistering mystery from the bestselling writer who units the normal for extreme, strong crime writing.
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I'm afraid I will compete—that's what scares me. That's why I quit the Theatre Department. Just because I'm so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else's values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn't make it right. I'm ashamed of it. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. " She paused, and suddenly picked up her glass of milk and brought it to her lips. "I knew it," she said, setting it down. "That's something new. My teeth go funny on me.
It's about the only thing I've ever heard you—" "I just quit, that's all," Franny said. "It started embarrassing me. " She reflected. "I don't know. It seemed like such poor taste, sort of, to want to act in the first place. I mean all the ego. And I used to hate myself so, when I was in a play, to be backstage after the play was over. All those egos running around feeling terribly charitable and warm. Kissing everybody and wearing their makeup all over the place, and then trying to be horribly natural and friendly when your friends came backstage to see you.
Franny was annoyed. "I'm not hungry, Lane —I'm sorry. My gosh. Now, please. You order what you want, why don't you, and I'll eat while you're eating. " Lane craned his neck and caught the waiter's attention. A moment later, he ordered the chicken sandwich and the glass of milk for Franny, and snails, frogs' legs, and a salad for himself. He looked at his wrist-watch when the waiter had gone, and said, "We're supposed to be up at Tenbridge at one-fifteen, one-thirty, incidentally. No later. I told Wally we'd probably stop off for a drink and then maybe we'd all go out to the stadium together in his car.