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By J.A. Jance

ISBN-10: 0061196991

ISBN-13: 9780061196997

ISBN-10: 0380754134

ISBN-13: 9780380754137

A surprising photograph screamed from front pages of the tabloids—the final moments of a existence captured for the entire global to work out. The glance of sheer terror perpetually frozen at the face of the doomed lady indicated that her deadly fall from an top tale of an unfinished Seattle skyscraper used to be no determined suicide—and that glance will without end hang-out murder Detective J.P. Beaumont. yet his hunt for solutions and justice is resulting in extra dying, and to darkish and poor secrets and techniques scrupulously guarded by way of males of metal at the back of the locked doorways of a robust union that extracts its dues funds in blood.

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The locks raise and lower boats to allow access between the two bodies of water. On sunny summer days, mobs of amateur water-jockeys and serious drinkers simultaneously attempt to maneuver their boats through the locks. It can be tricky under the best of circumstances, because currents in the locks behave far more like those in rivers than they do those in lakes. Which is how Seattle ends up with weekend watercraft traffic jams that can rival any freeway. If that was what this was, we could be in for a long wait.

Edwards, in an apartment on the eighteenth floor of my building. It was a lot easier for me to keep and eye on things with them seven floors down than it was to trundle back and forth across ten miles of bottlenecked Lake Washington bridge traffic. " Ron asked cheerfully. He is disgustingly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed early in the morning. "Still asleep," I muttered. I'm not a rise-and-shiner, never have been, never will be. " "Seven," he answered. "Aren't you working this morning? " "Shit! You're right.

The lesson was clear: nobody has life completely sewed up. Not even Derrick Parker. There was another lull in the conversation. I was thinking about Paul Kramer and about what an arrogant bastard he was, when Derrick interrupted my train of thought. "You must really like it," he said. " I asked, puzzled. He had lost me. "What you do. I mean, I've seen your place, your car. You're not stuck being a cop because you have to be. " His comment made me laugh out loud. It was the other side of the coin, the same thing Kramer had said only turned around so it was a compliment instead of an insult.

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