By Michael Prescott
"Maverick FBI exact agent Tess McCallum (nicknamed ""Super Fed"" by means of an adoring media) (the principal investigator in past novel, subsequent sufferer) is again and she’s acquired a brand new companion, one she doesn’t wish and doesn’t belief. She’s chasing a vicious kidnapper often called the ""Rain Man,"" who leaves his sufferers chained up in immense typhoon drain process beneath la and doomed to drown until their ransom is paid on time, and merely by means of the town of l. a., to his off-shore checking account. a contract defense agent named Abby Sinclair, who focuses on placing stalkers at the back of bars, frequently by means of extra-legal potential, has already had her hooks within the case for your time and is operating for a girl who can have been targeted—and who doesn’t belief the experts to guard her. considering that a rain hurricane has already begun, the closing date on saving a woman’s existence is especially short—and there are already lifeless sufferers to illustrate the excessive fee of creating errors or maybe simply being too gradual to behave. merely by means of, very reluctantly, operating jointly can the 2 investigators piece jointly the clues to aid them determine who (and even perhaps what number of people) the killer relatively is. Nail-biting suspense, unforeseen tale twists, shock piled upon shock all interact to convey an impossible to resist learn and an enormous page-turner of a story."
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For the next couple of minutes he ran through what was happening. Fortunately, the new Assistant Chief Constable continued in a friendly vein. ' Roy hesitated. With the highly specialized and skilled team at Crawley, there was no actual need for him to be there at this stage, and his time would be far better employed here in the office, dealing with paperwork and keeping up to speed on the incident via the phone. But he decided that was not what the new ACC wanted to hear. 'Yes, sir. I'm on my way shortly,' he replied.
That was about to change. Very unusually, the phones had been quiet. Normally they rang all around the room constantly. As the first serials appeared, his internal phone suddenly rang. 'CID,' he answered. It was a Force Control Room operator, from the centre which handled and graded all enquiries. 'Hi, Roy. ' 'You too, Doreen,' he said. 'Got a possible misper,' she said. 'Rachael Ryan, twenty-two, left her friends on Christmas Eve at the cab rank on East Street to walk home. She did not show up for Christmas lunch at her parents and did not answer her home phone or mobile.
He was conscious of E-J's eyes on him, and her ears scooping this all up. 'No, sir, absolutely not. This is actually fortuitous timing. It would seem we have our first critical incident of the year. ' Grace then signalled to E-J that he needed privacy and she left the room, closing the door. For the next couple of minutes he ran through what was happening. Fortunately, the new Assistant Chief Constable continued in a friendly vein. ' Roy hesitated. With the highly specialized and skilled team at Crawley, there was no actual need for him to be there at this stage, and his time would be far better employed here in the office, dealing with paperwork and keeping up to speed on the incident via the phone.