By Arthur Hailey

ISBN-10: 0425163865

ISBN-13: 9780425163863

Serial killer Elroy "Animal" Doil is hours clear of the electrical chair. In his final hours of existence, he desires to make a confession--to Detective Malcolm Ainslie, the guy who positioned him away. And up to he'd wish to, Ainslie cannot forget about the criminal's request. simply because even though Doil is to blame of a grotesque double homicide, his confession may shut ten different unsolved slayings. What Ainslie learns, despite the fact that, will thrust him into an research that leads on to elite degrees of urban government--and a few of his relied on colleagues.

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A door had been cut in the box. It was padlocked on the outside. Jorge and Ainslie moved on. Driving to "whore country" Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast Eighth Street, Biscayne and Eleventh, East Flagler and Third Avenue they questioned a few daytime prostitutes, asking about Ernestine and Flame. Neither had been seen that day, and eventually the detectives returned to the homeless shelters. This time they found the roughly cut door of Ernestine and Flame's plywood box unlocked and open. Jorge put his head into the dark interior.

Jorge put his head into the dark interior. "Hey, Ernestine. It's your friendly neighborhood cop. " A husky voice came back. "If I had more I wouldn't be livin' in this pigpen. You wanna fuck, copper? " "Damn! Just can't take the time; got a murder to solve. " From the interior gloom, Ernestine peered out. Jorge guessed she was about twenty, despite the jaded attitude of a woman twice her age. She was black and once beautiful, but now her face was puffy and etched with lines. Her figure was good, though.

She was black and once beautiful, but now her face was puffy and etched with lines. Her figure was good, though. A white jumpsuit showed a slim body and firm breasts. Ernestine saw Jorge's eyes and seemed amused. "We all see things," she told him. " DETECTIVE 21 Ernestine smiled enigmatically. He knew the answer was yes. That's the way it was with prostitutes, and it was why detectives cultivated them as friends and allies. Prostitutes were full of information and would reveal it if they liked the cop or liked the deal.

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