By Thomas Perry
“Perry succeeds with lifeless objective on all fronts. It’s either chilling and soaking up, the right combination in a thriller.”–New York day-by-day NewsRobert Mallon has lived for ten quiet years in prosperous Santa Barbara, California, whilst an come upon on a seashore with a mysterious younger lady shatters his peaceable, conscientiously developed existence. regardless of Mallon’s determined makes an attempt, he loses her, and turns into passionate about researching why. He hires detective Lydia Marks to discover the secrets and techniques of this stranger’s lifestyles, and what they study propels them right into a terrifying global of sinister secrets and techniques and lethal hatreds. concentrating on Mallon is the grasp hunter Parish, a guy with knowledgeable figuring out of evil, who preys on wealthy people’s wants for dominance and revenge. Mallon is drawn right into a deadly fight with this lethal adversary–and then one other, and one other, and one other.
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What other sign of sanity could he demand of her, than her acting sane? He entered his bedroom and stepped through it into his bathroom. The water was high in the oversized bath, and the air jets had been turned on and left bubbling. He tested the temperature of the bath water, turned it off, then closed the bathroom door. He took off his walking shoes and his shorts, pulled the T-shirt off, then stepped into the tiled shower stall. He had decided that the bath would feel better after he washed off the sand and salt, as she had done.
Apparent Suicide Found in Field,” it said. The description was too close to be anybody else. CHAPTER 4 Mallon drove to the police station on Figueroa Street, climbed the steps into the small foyer, and waited at the front counter for a few minutes before he got a chance to tell the woman behind it what he had come for. She asked him to sit on a bench of blond wood that matched the counter, then made a telephone call. After a few more minutes, a tall policeman with a muscular frame and curly black hair who was wearing a tan summer-weight sport coat and blue jeans came out of a door at the side of the counter.
She could not have decided to bestow her favors on Robert Mallon because of some sudden crush. He was simply the nearest unattached male, and he was unthreatening to her. He had been the lone witness to the lowest point in her life, so the big barriers that always stood between two strangers had already come down. But he could not quite surmount the feeling that she must have decided to give him a reward for helping her. For a time he grappled with the thought, feeling injured pride at being given such an offer and guilt for having accepted it.
Dead Aim by Thomas Perry