By Jeffery Deaver
Unlocking a chilly case with explosive implications for the way forward for civil rights, forensics specialist Lincoln Rhyme and his protégé, Amelia Sachs, needs to outguess a killer who has precise a highschool lady from Harlem who's digging into the earlier of 1 of her ancestors, a former slave. What buried secrets and techniques from one hundred forty years in the past may have an murderer out for blameless blood? And what chilling message is hidden in his calling card, the hanged guy of the tarot deck? Rhyme needs to expect the subsequent strike or turn into history...
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That, I am sure, cannot he true," said I, thinking of the beautiful smiling face in the garden. "Well at least they gave that impression. However, we will suppose that they are an extraordinarily astute couple, who deceive everyone upon this point, and conspire to murder the husband. " Holmes looked thoughtful. "I see, Watson. You are sketching out a theory by which everything they say from the beginning is false. According to your idea, there was never any hidden menace, or secret society, or Valley of Fear, or Boss MacSomebody, or anything else.
He could only suppose that the legend upon the placard had some reference to this secret society. " asked Inspector MacDonald. " "No, I remember his saying that she was of German extraction, and I have seen her portrait. She was a very beautiful woman. " "I have heard him talk of Chicago. He knew that city well and had worked there. I have heard him talk of the coal and iron districts. " "Was he a politician? " "He liked best to stay and to work at our claim in the mountains. He would never go where other men were if he could help it.
Douglas that day; for he had seemed impatient and irritable, which was unusual with him. He had not gone to bed that night; but was in the pantry at the back of the house, putting away the silver, when he heard the bell ring violently. He heard no shot; but it was hardly possible he would, as the pantry and kitchens were at the very back of the house and there were several closed doors and a long passage between. The housekeeper had come out of her room, attracted by the violent ringing of the bell.
The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Book 6) by Jeffery Deaver