By John Lescroart
With their park view and outdated element, the Victorian homes on San Francisco's Steiner road have been hugely worthy. yet with their wood development, they have been additionally hugely susceptible. So while Paul Hanover's multimillion-dollar domestic went up in flames, it used to be in every single place in a short time. And while the our bodies of Hanover and his female friend have been present in the charred particles, it seemed that the top got here much more speedy for them-judging from the bullet holes of their heads. yet this is not simply any double murder. Hanover was once a friend-and donor-to the mayor, who desires solutions. And in attempting to supply them, Abe Glitsky and Dismas Hardy will face an outdated lover and an previous enemy-and persist with a path of proof that stretches a long way past their ordinary jurisdiction.
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Yet that’s what i'll do if that’s what it seems to be. meanwhile, Cuneo’s going to resent me being concerned in any respect, I warrantly it. That’s my genuine challenge. It’s going to appear like I’m checking up on his paintings. ” “That’s what you're doing. ” Glitsky sat backtrack, elbows on his knees, hung his head and shook it backward and forward. eventually, he regarded again up. “I’ve received to speak to him,” he stated. four Glitsky bought Cuneo’s extension at paintings and, calling from his automobile cell, left a message that they had to speak. He used to be going to make each attempt to be either conciliatory and cooperative. they'd be during this research jointly, and could proportion info either with one another and with the arson inspectors—a mini activity strength. yet Cuneo wasn’t scheduled to be again on responsibility until eventually six o’clock. And Glitsky, who hottest homicide investigations to all different kinds of police paintings, suggestion he may spend a few invaluable time lengthy earlier than that with the city’s health worker. John Strout labored at the floor ground at the back of the corridor of Justice, within the morgue and its accompanying rooms. whilst Glitsky received there, an individual within the outer place of work buzzed him inside of and he crossed throughout the clerical desks and knocked at Strout’s door. Getting no solution, he became the knob, caught his head in. in the back of him, one of many clerks acknowledged, “He’s most likely within the chilly room. ” Glitsky nodded his acknowledgment and saved going, last the door in the back of him. The place of work was once good-sized via urban bureaucratic criteria, maybe twenty through thirty toes, with a wide, large window dealing with the highway at the finish in the back of Strout’s table. in the course of his dozen years as head of the murder element, Glitsky may have get together to come back down the following a number of occasions a month—certainly at least one time per week. yet now, struck by means of an strange litter, he stopped in the midst of the workplace and without warning learned that it had most likely been on the subject of 5 years seeing that he’d set foot down the following. Or on the grounds that he’d had any noticeable dialogue with the great health practitioner. at the moment, he spotted, Strout had endured to indulge his proclivity for the unusual, if to not say macabre. He’d continually stored a few cabinets of surprising homicide weapons—a bayonet, various fireplace pokers, a baseball bat, an influence shotgun meant for sharks—and medieval torture implements out on exhibit. yet now he’d bought what regarded to Glitsky like a small museum. the center piece used to be an old garroting chair—complete with its pink silk shawl for ease of strangulation (or greatest ache) striking from the beam within the back—that he’d given satisfaction of position without delay in entrance of his table. a wide glass-enclosed case featured a powerful selection of knives and different slicing and slashing implements, brass knuckles and spiked gloves. One entire part of his table used to be lined with hand grenades and different obvious incendiary and explosive units of alternative layout and classic. Strout had the compulsory skeleton, after all, yet rather than its previous position status subsequent to the morgue chilly room front, the bones now sat in a simple chair, legs crossed conveniently, it appears having fun with a quantity of the Compendium of Drug remedy.