By Mary Burton
Each skeleton is flawless--gleaming white and completely preserved, a testomony to his ability. each scrap of flesh has been got rid of to bare the glistening bone underneath. And the gathering is turning out to be. . .
When bleached human bones are pointed out as belonging to a former sufferer of Dr. James Dixon, Detective Malcolm Kier suspects the worst. Dixon was once lately acquitted of tried homicide, due to security lawyer Angie Carlson. yet because the physique count number rises, Kier is confident that Angie is now the objective of a brutal, superb psychopath.
Angie is not any stranger to the darkish part of human nature. yet not anything has ready her for the decades-long legacy of insanity and homicide approximately to be revealed--or a killer able to declare her as his final trophy. . .
Praise for the novels of Mary Burton
"A twisted story. . .I could not placed it down!" --Lisa Jackson on Dying Scream
"Taut, compelling. . .delivers a page-turner." --Carla Neggers on I'm looking at You"A chilling thriller." --Beverly Barton on Dead Ringer
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Courtroom order in hand, Malcolm and Kier arrived at Dixon’s condo able to look for any indicators of the healthcare professional or the homicide weapon. The small brick domestic used to be positioned in an upscale local. The home’s external used to be completely maintained. This time of yr leaves fell day-by-day, yet there wasn’t a leaf or stick on Dixon’s lush eco-friendly garden, which seemed so delicate within the moonlight. Whoever maintained the backyard got here a number of occasions every week. They rang the bell, and while nobody responded, they pounded at the entrance door. “Dr. Dixon,” Malcolm shouted. “This is Alexandria Police. now we have a warrant. ” whilst the home remained stoically silent, Malcolm attempted front door. “Locked. ” “No shock. ” “What in regards to the storage door? ” Garrison provided. They moved round the part of the home to the facet door illuminated through a mild. They peered within and observed that Dixon’s automobile used to be now not parked within the area. The door beside the storage used to be additionally locked. Malcolm came across a small panorama rock by way of a flowerbed and broke the glass at the door. He reached among the shards and unlocked it. The detectives moved contained in the apartment, flipped at the storage gentle, and made their method into the home. The storage, just like the condo, used to be neat and fresh. Flipping on lighting, they moved via a kitchen and den. the entire rooms have been as neat and arranged because the entrance backyard, yet not like the outside the internal used to be Spartan. via the appearance, photos were stripped from many of the partitions, and it appeared a number of items of furnishings have been lacking. Dixon had a flavor for antiques. the one room that remained totally adorned and intact used to be a entrance parlor. “He wishes the realm to think he’s doing advantageous, yet he’s promoting his important antiques to pay the bills,” Malcolm stated. They moved upstairs, taking their time to figure out that the home used to be certainly empty. Dixon’s bed room was once offered with only a bed and field spring. The night-stands have been affordable plastic items. The bureau gave the look of it used to be from a field shop. Down the hallway, the 1st rooms have been stripped naked. “Sinclair is taking a look at his financials at present. ” “It nonetheless galls me that he’s strolling the streets,” Garrison acknowledged. “Not for lengthy. ” They reached the again bed room. Malcolm flipped at the gentle. “Shit. ” The partitions within the room have been plastered with photographs of girls. the photographs have been prepared in teams, and all a innovative trend. the 1st in a grouping confirmed the ladies smiling and seductive, transparent contributors in no matter what used to be taking place. yet then the pictures replaced. Smiles vanished and have been changed through appears of terror. Tear-streaked mascara ran down their faces. a few had bloodied lips. Others had bruises round their necks. yet in each picture the ladies have been alive. “The images seem to return many years. ” Garrison’s voice used to be tight with anger. Malcolm’s fury burned within the pit of his abdominal. “He’s been at this for a very long time. ” He pointed to the wall. “Look, that’s Lulu candy at the some distance correct. except cunning, she should have been his latest. ” He permit his gaze roam to the following lady.