By Alafair Burke
In ny urban, Nights Are risky. Days Are Numbered. while long island college sophomore Megan Gunther unearths own threats published to a website focusing on campus gossip, she's greatly surprised by means of their menacing tone. anyone is familiar with her day-by-day regimen right down to the minute and is staring at her—but because of the anonymity supplied via the net, the police inform her there is not anything they could do. Her neighbors are definite it truly is a persons proposal 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 associate 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 fruits of a cyber obsession. telephone documents exhibit a hyperlink among Megan and a murdered genuine property agent who used to be residing a perilous double lifestyles. The detectives additionally examine that the useless actual property agent shared a mystery connection to a star wealthy person whose bodyguard was once mysteriously killed a couple of months previous. And whilst Megan's roommate without notice disappears, they comprehend they need to locate her sooner than one other younger girl dies. Exposing the darkness that lurks underneath the glamorous floor of recent York urban, 212 supplies yet one more "knuckle-biting trip that'll hold you turning pages until eventually the very finish" (Faye Kellerman).
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Officer T. S. Amos. ” Ellie snatched the handcuffs from the uniform’s grasp. “Not to worry, Amos. ” PART I YOU CAN’T LET THIS GET TO YOU. M. Ellie Hatcher raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But the testimony she gave before Judge Paul Bandon was not really the whole truth. It was a dry, concise recitation of the basic facts—and only the facts—of a callout 120 days earlier. m. Location: a penthouse apartment at a building called 212 at the corner of Lafayette and Kenmare.
She wondered, if she cut through the bull and laid it all out for him, whether Judge Bandon would understand how the series of events beginning on May 27 had led her to the middle of a battle between the district attorney’s office and one of the most powerful men in the city. Maybe he would understand how she had felt when Sparks had sauntered into the crime scene, in his custom-cut tuxedo, somehow dry and picture-ready on that rain-soaked night, so put out by the disturbance at his pristine penthouse.
Ellie led the way out of the holding floor onto the street, and Rogan didn’t stop her. By the time they reached the fleet car that Rogan had parked on Centre Street, she was ready to talk. ” Rogan glanced back at the building from which they had just exited. ” She held up her right hand for the catch. In the six-plus months they’d been partners in the homicide task force of the Manhattan South Detective Borough, Ellie was usually happy to leave the driving to Rogan, but after the last twenty-four hours, she wanted control over her own movements.
212: A Novel by Alafair Burke