By Greg Iles
Will Jennings, his spouse and little woman are a cheerful American relatives, dwelling in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He goals his sufferers very conscientiously and takes nice pains to ensure nobody is ever harm. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the cash and the professionals have by no means been concerned. His excellent checklist is right down to issues: One, he continuously remains with the oldsters or individual with the money. , he by no means asks for greater than they could manage to pay for. but if he attempts to tear Will's relations aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.
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Neither of them seemed ready to give that remark any of the appreciation it deserved, so I shrugged and listened as Deborah began her grueling interrogation. "I'd like to ask you a few questions, please," Deborah said, leaning forward to scoop up her badge. " the woman demanded. She frowned even harder, and Deborah frowned back, and it began to look like we were in for a good old-fashioned country frown-off, with the winner getting free Botox treatments to freeze her face into a permanent scowl.
And because I could feel that one of those awkward moments was upon us, I did what I could to move things back onto a sociable footing. " I asked. " she said. "The kiln," I said. " "Haven't you been paying attention? " "Oh," I said. " By the suddenly frozen look on her face, I realized that either she was experiencing massive indigestion or she did not know about the ceramic studio. "It's just half a mile from the lake where the bodies were found," I said. "You know, the kiln. " Deborah stared at me for a moment longer, and then jumped up from the table.
It was a treasured boyhood memory, and I resented extremely that someone had built this shiny flimsy tower on the site. The next morning at ten Vince and I left work together and drove over to the horrible new building that had replaced the scene of my youthful joy. I rode the elevator to the top in silence, watching Vince fidget and blink. Why he should be nervous about facing someone who sculpted chopped liver for a living, I don't know, but he clearly was. A drop of sweat rolled down his cheek and he swallowed convulsively, twice.
24 Hours by Greg Iles