By James Hayman
From a powerful new voice in suspense fiction comes an edge-of-the-seat tale of a murder detective at the path of a killer, who slays with exacting precision, and who harbors a terrifying motiveDetective Sergeant Michael McCabe moved from ny urban to Portland, Maine, to flee a gloomy previous: either the ex-wife who’d left him for an funding banker, and the tragic demise of his brother, a hero cop long gone undesirable. He sought to elevate his younger daughter clear of the violence of the massive urban . . . so he’s unprepared for the terrible killer he discovers, whose bloody path could lead to Portland’s social elite.Early on a September night, the mutilated physique of an attractive teenaged woman, a highschool football megastar, is located dumped in a scrap-metal backyard. She were viciously assaulted, yet her middle have been reduce out of her chest with surgical precision. the exact same day a tender businesswoman, additionally a blonde and an athlete, was once kidnapped as she jogged throughout the streets of the city’s west finish. McCabe suspects either crimes are the paintings of an analogous man---a killer who’s concentrating on the young---who is obviously well-versed in advanced surgeries, and who can have struck ahead of. simply because the research is starting, McCabe’s ex-wife reemerges, unexpectedly decided to reclaim the daughter she heedlessly deserted years earlier.With the aid of his straight-talking (and, from time to time, eye-catching) associate, Maggie Savage, McCabe starts off a race opposed to time to rescue the lacking girl and unmask a sadistic killer---before extra lives are misplaced.
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We don’t have the money this year,’ he added in grown-up, serious tones that had Patti’s imprint all over them. Well, Owen was in for a big surprise. After that it was back to the Old Port for dinner with David at Tony’s. The prospect of dinner at Tony’s pleased her. The prospect of sharing it with her ex-husband didn’t. He was pushing to get back together, and yes, she admitted, there were times she was briefly tempted. God knows, no one else even remotely interesting was waiting in the wings.
She asked. ‘Him and a few of the other Irish poets. I like the sound of the old words,’ he said. ‘These days, I’m all alone, y’know, and words are my only company. ’ Lacey began to recite, stumbling over only a few of the words. I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade … As the words came out, the cops all stared at Lacey. McCabe, too. Maybe McCabe most of all.
After he cut the sternum, like any good surgeon, he most likely used a retractor to spread her ribs and get at her heart. I’m not sure how much more the autopsy will tell us, but maybe something. If we can get positive ID by tomorrow morning, I’ll do the procedure in the afternoon. ’ There was an unsettled edge to Terri’s normally cheerful voice. ’ Terri turned back to the body and continued her preliminary examination. McCabe glanced over to the black-and-white Crown Vic with the flashing lights and the Portland PD slogan, PROTECTING A GREAT CITY, emblazoned in gold on its rear fender.
The Cutting by James Hayman