Chasing Darkness (Elvis Cole)
Elvis Cole is Back--In a determined struggle to transparent his Name...
it really is hearth season, and the hills of l. a. are burning. while police and hearth division team of workers rush door to door in a frenzied evacuation attempt, they observe the week-old corpse of an obvious suicide. however the gunshot sufferer is much less grotesque than what they locate in his lap: a photograph album of 7 brutally murdered younger women -- one according to yr, for seven years. And whilst the suicide sufferer is pointed out as a former suspect in a single of the murders, the inside track turns Elvis Cole's global the wrong way up.
3 years prior Lionel Byrd was once delivered to trial for the homicide of a feminine prostitute named Yvonne Bennett. A taped confession coerced by way of the police encouraged a well-known protection 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 used to be hailed as a hero.
however the discovery of the loss of life album in Byrd's lap now manufacturers Elvis as an unwitting partner to homicide. Captured in photos which could purely were taken through the assassin, Yvonne Bennett was once the 5th of the seven sufferers -- extra younger women have been murdered after Lionel Byrd walked loose. So Elvis can not help yet ask yourself -- did he, Elvis Cole, fee extra younger ladies their lives?
close out of the research by way of a unique LAPD job strength made up our minds to shut the case, Elvis Cole and Joe Pike desperately struggle to discover the reality approximately Lionel Byrd and his nightmare album of dying -- a fact hidden via lies, politics, and corruption in an international 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, robust crime writing.
Belong to the cashier or shop clerk the place he got the movie. The lot numbers gave some degree of sale in Hollywood, now not faraway from Laurel Canyon. you notice how it’s including up?” Lindo went via his proof with the mechanical precision of a chippie riding nails. “Byrd got the movie. Byrd placed the movie within the digital camera. Byrd, utilizing the digital camera, took seven images which can simply were taken by way of somebody current on the time of the murders. Byrd was once at one time charged within the homicide of 1 of the.
Time. i would like to trap the inside track approximately Byrd.” She stepped again back and raised her fingers. “Okay. I received it.” We stood like that for a second prior to she smiled. “I gotta get outta the following besides. scorching date and all.” “Sure.” “Listen—” Her face softened, then she lifted my hand, became it palm up, and touched the not easy line of tissue that ran throughout 4 hands and lots of the palm, minimize while i used to be struggling with to save lots of Ben Chenier’s lifestyles. “You imagine you have got scars, mister?” She touched the facet of my.
speaking about?” “Debra Repko used to be murdered 3 months out of sync with the others.” “Thank you. We know.” “She was once killed on an evening with a three-quarter moon. the 1st six have been killed less than a brand new moon. That’s an immense switch in method.” “Believe it or no longer, we all know our enterprise the following. when you count on me to check our research with you, you’re from your mind.” “Your asshole companion Crimmens telling me I bought girls killed makes it my enterprise, too.” “Good-bye, Cole. We’re done.” The.
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Wilts, and the way not less than of the fixes have been for attacks opposed to girls. I went via every little thing Ida Frostokovich informed me approximately Wilts assembly her daughter at the day Sondra used to be murdered, and defined how Marx and Munson were the unique investigators. I advised her how Marx had run interference for Leverage affiliates while Darcy and Maddux have been investigating Debra Repko’s homicide, and that Wilts was once a Leverage buyer and had prepared for Leverage to control Marx’s run for the council. Starkey.