By Mariah Stewart
Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the willing talents of a profiler to his new place as a Mercy road beginning operative–and now not a second too quickly. His first project, the cold-case homicide of an area soup kitchen volunteer, has the entire telltale indicators of a serial killer’s paintings. That grim suspicion is proven whilst FBI agent Fiona Summers stocks the main points of 2 different killings with eerie similarities to Sam’s case: The our bodies in all 3 instances were conscientiously posed. And whilst a fourth sufferer is stumbled on, the 2 investigators discover they’re pursuing a similar twisted quarry.Local parish priest Kevin Burch, Mercy road founder Robert Magellan’s cousin, acknowledges the posings for what they're: The killer is staging the church’s seven Acts of Mercy (“Feed the hungry, dress the bare . . .”) with the our bodies of his sufferers. yet as Sam and Fiona race to avoid the ultimate 3 murders, taunting messages from their aim bring about the main chilling awareness of all.
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She asked. ” Mallory chose her words carefully, though not quite as carefully as she had when Robert had asked the same questions. “It is possible. ” “So far. But we’ll see how it plays out. ” “He shouldn’t stop looking. ” She glanced at the clock. “In the meantime, we have a business to run here. ” “Robert’s going to tell you to do what you think is best. Kevin will tell you to follow your instincts, and Susanna is going to ask you what Robert said. ” Trula smiled. “Sam seemed like a nice enough fellow.
I’ll do that. ” He picked up his sunglasses and stood. He counted out enough bills to cover his lunch and a tip, and left it next to his plate. The diner was beginning to fill up, with most of the booths by the windows already occupied. Sam stepped out into the heat of the late summer afternoon and immediately wished he hadn’t. By the time he got to his car and turned on the air conditioning, he was sweating. He wondered what was wrong with him, even considering a move to a place where the temperature in August rose to one hundred degrees with nearly one hundred percent humidity.
Those families need closure, too. Robert likes to think of us as a facilitator or catalyst for finding the truth, but our focus so far has been on missing persons. Some of those people will be found alive—our first case involved two missing teenagers who we did in fact find and return to their families. Our last case did not result in a happy ending. We did find the young woman we were looking for, but unfortunately, we were too late by months to save her. The case I’d like to handle next involves a homicide.
Acts of Mercy: A Mercy Street Novel by Mariah Stewart