By Alafair Burke
In big apple urban, Nights Are risky. Days Are Numbered. while manhattan collage sophomore Megan Gunther unearths own threats published to an internet site focusing on campus gossip, she's stunned by way of their menacing tone. anyone is aware her day-by-day regimen right down to the minute and is staring at her—but due to the anonymity supplied via the net, the police inform her there is not anything they could do. Her acquaintances are yes it is a persons inspiration of a shaggy dog story, but if Megan is murdered in a vicious assault, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is confident that the net threats are greater than simply empty phrases. With soft, straight-talking accomplice J. J. Rogan at her facet, Ellie attempts to spot Megan's enemies, yet she starts to wonder whether the coed's homicide used to be greater than simply the end result of a cyber obsession. cellphone documents display a hyperlink among Megan and a murdered actual property agent who used to be residing a perilous double lifestyles. The detectives additionally study that the useless genuine property agent shared a mystery connection to a celeb rich person whose bodyguard used to be mysteriously killed a number of months past. And while Megan's roommate unexpectedly disappears, they comprehend they need to locate her ahead of one other younger lady dies. Exposing the darkness that lurks underneath the glamorous floor of recent York urban, 212 provides yet one more "knuckle-biting trip that'll retain you turning pages till the very finish" (Faye Kellerman).
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Detectives. ” A uniform officer stood nervously in the doorway of the master bedroom. ” Rogan asked. The officer shrugged. “We called the super. ” Above Rogan’s clenched jaw, a vein pulsed at his temple. ” “I’ll deal with it,” Ellie said, brushing past the uniform as he muttered a halfhearted apology. She turned in the living room to face a trim, middle-aged man in a black tuxedo and white bow tie. He had closely clipped silver hair and intense green eyes. She recognized him as the man from the photograph on the mantel.
CHAPTER TWO Detective Ellie Hatcher and her partner, J. J. Rogan, were soaked. Not damp. Not soggy. Soaked. The rainfall that poured onto Manhattan’s streets that night felt like the kind that meteorologists might measure in buckets per second. Ellie should have been grateful for the storm. It was the first break in a week-long, record-setting late-May heat wave. For seven consecutive days, the mercury had approached triple digits. Those kinds of oppressive temperatures were never cause to celebrate, but in New York City, atmospheric heat led to an altogether different kind of swelter.
Mr. Sparks, your apartment is now officially a crime scene. ” Ellie intentionally used the kind of I-get-high-on-my-authority tone that made a person want to disobey. ” Ellie used her index finger to signal to a uniform officer who’d been observing cautiously from the front doorway. The officer removed his handcuffs from his duty belt. ” the officer asked. Sparks sucked his teeth and squinted at the officer’s nameplate. “Officer T. S. Amos. ” Ellie snatched the handcuffs from the uniform’s grasp.