By Faye Kellerman
LAPD Detective Peter Decker doesn’t be aware of rather what to make of Lilah Brecht. the gorgeous, eccentric spa proprietor and daughter of a pale Hollywood legend, Lilah was once overwhelmed, robbed, and raped in her personal home—and claims to have psychic powers that permit her to determine much more devastating occasions looming at the horizon. together with his middle and brain on his pregnant younger spouse, Rina Lazarus, at domestic, Peter reveals it difficult to place a lot credence within the victim’s outrageous claims, or to turn into too deeply concerned together with her both unusual brothers and getting older movie big name mother. but if Lilah’s darkish visions flip frighteningly genuine, Decker’s global may be critically rocked—as the “false prophet’s” secrets and techniques and obsessions entrap the committed policeman . . . and aspect a killer towards Decker’s personal weak family.
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We picked up a DB in a charred limo early this morning. No plates and the fellow was once just about toast, yet there has been sufficient pores and skin on his hands to boost a couple of prints. you recognize approximately palms reflexively curling in warmth, retaining the fingertips? ” “Yeah. Did you're making an identity? ” “Ran the prints for a CII quantity and acquired again a pleasant arrest trailer. seems our DB used to be arrested numerous occasions for B and Es. He’s out on parole. whilst I referred to as up his parole officer, the lady advised me he was once gainfully hired. Wanna understand by means of who? ” “Who? ” “Davida Eversong. That’s Lilah Brecht’s mom, correct? ” Decker felt his middle beating. “Right. ” “Two significant crimes within the similar family…weird. ” Oliver cleared his throat. “I concept in the event you had whatever in your case, it would be with regards to this situation. ” “Possibly. Who used to be the DB? ” “Mr. Toast? Eversong’s chauffeur—a Russ Donnally. I’m assuming the limo was once most likely hers. Does the identify ring any bells? ” “No, it doesn’t. ” He became to Marge. “Ever listen of a man named Russ Donnally? He used to be Davida Eversong’s chauffeur. ” Marge shook her head. “Want to grasp the fascinating half? ” Oliver acknowledged. “There’s extra? ” “Is something in existence ever easy? ’Bout 5 mins in the past, i am getting a decision from the lab. there has been a pockets within the automobile. Burned, yet adequate paper to make an identification at the driver’s license. now not Donnally’s. We ran the owner’s identify via CII. He’s fresh as far as we all know. Does the identify Michael Ness ring any bells? ” Decker closed his eyes and opened them. “Detective, we certainly have a few mutual sights. am i able to meet you someplace in a number of hours? ” “Fine. Let’s shoot for seven. ” “You bought it. ” Oliver acknowledged, “You’re at Foothill. lets meet midway among the substations—Willy’s at Roscoe and Woodman. imagine the dept will spring for a four-ninety-nine dinner unique? ” “We can make a rattling stable case for it. so long as you don’t get grasping and order dessert. ” 26 The puppy barking, the tv blaring, the children speaking to him even as. the telephone rang simply as Rina introduced it used to be time for supper. no longer the type of scene that encouraged homilies for samplers, however it used to be Decker’s chaos and don’t it believe so stable. Rina carried a platter of grilled fowl breasts to the desk. “Is an individual going to seize the telephone? ” “I’ll get it. ” Jacob grabbed the receiver. “Hullo? ” The puppy yapped and jumped at Decker’s heels. “Acknowledge the puppy, Peter,” Rina stated. “Shmuli, are you able to aid me out, please? ” “Why me? ” Rina stated, “Because I asked—” “For you, Shmuli,” Jacob stated. “Call them again, Shmuel,” Rina ordered. “We’re truly going to aim to consume dinner. ” The older boy rolled his eyes and went to the telephone. “Don’t examine me like that. ” Rina went to the kitchen and taken out a bowl of tossed salad. “Yonkie, flip off the television. Then please herald the pitcher of orange juice and a bottle of beer to your father. ” “Pass at the beer. ” Decker checked the again door. Securely locked. “I’ve bought to return to paintings. ” “Peter, you’ve been up for 16 hours! ” “I’d be at liberty to name it an afternoon other than crime doesn’t maintain businessmen’s hours.