Dead Sleep

By Greg Iles

They're referred to as "The dozing Women." a sequence of unsettling work within which the nude lady matters seem to be now not asleep, yet useless. Photojournalist Jordan Glass has one more reason to discover the work disturbing...The face on one of many nudes is her own-or probably the face of her dual sister, who disappeared and remains to be lacking. on the urging of the FBI, Jordan turns into either hunter and hunted in a look for the nameless artist-an obsessed killer who turns out to understand extra approximately Jordan and her relations than she is ready to face...

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That’s the best way I paintings. ” The ISU leader seems tempted yet frightened. “Jesus, the liability—” “What legal responsibility? I’m a personal citizen jogging as much as someone’s door. If she invitations me in, so what? ” “What if she sees you and freaks? ” asks Kaiser. “Attacks you? If she’s concerned, that’s a true chance. ” “I wouldn’t flip down a gun if you happen to provided me one. ” Baxter shakes his head. “We can’t provide you with a gun. ” “How approximately a few Mace? ” “We don’t have any. ” “This is a foul idea,” says Kaiser. “It’s greater than sending you and Lenz in there,” I insist. “Look, I’ll be aware of no matter if she’s visible me earlier than once she solutions the door. Then I’ll inform her you men are outdoor. I’ll inform the reality. I’m the sister of 1 of the sufferers, looking for a few solutions, and the FBI is kindly delivering a few safeguard for me. ” “Let her go,” Lenz says. “We want to know what Laveau is aware. this can be how to locate that out. ” He seems to be at Kaiser. “You disagree? ” Kaiser feels like he’d prefer to argue, yet he doesn’t. “Put the cord on her, and I’ll stand simply outdoors the home with a receiver. ” He watches me, his hazel eyes excessive. “If you feel it going undesirable by any means, yell for aid. and that i suggest yell. No codes that may be misunderstood. ” “That works for me,” Baxter says. “Let’s movement, ahead of Laveau comes to a decision to move out and get her hair performed. ” “Get the T-4 off,” Kaiser tells Lenz, who gets rid of his coat and starts off unbuttoning his blouse, his elbows bumping us within the tight quarters. Baxter unstraps the tape from Lenz’s ribs, and Kaiser chuckles on the psychiatrist’s grimaces. “She’ll see that transmitter below this blouse,” I indicate, maintaining out the skinny cotton. “You’ll need to put on it less than your skirt,” says Lenz, cradling the transmitter, dangling antenna, and microphone in his fingers. “Do you might have extra tape? ” Baxter digs right into a steel drawer and springs up with a roll, which he fingers awkwardly to me. “This isn't any time to be shy,” I inform them, pulling my skirt up. “I am donning lingerie. ” “And really nice lingerie it is,” says Dr. Lenz, the cream silk bikinis. “Come on, tape it on. ” “I don’t rather recognize what I’m doing,” Lenz protests. “Give me that,” snaps Baxter. he's taking the transmitter from Lenz, and lower than the shut scrutiny of the opposite leans over and tapes the transmitter and antenna securely to my internal thigh, excessive sufficient to offer me goose bumps regardless of my bravado approximately modesty. whilst he’s performed, he arms me the tiny microphone, that's hooked up to the transmitter through a skinny cord. “Run that lower than your waistband and as much as your bra. ” “Why don’t you men close your eyes for this half? ” They do, and that i safe the mike among the cups of my Maidenform with the tiny clip connected to it. “Ready or not,” I say softly. “Let’s do it. ” They open their eyes, and Kaiser opens the again door. “Remember,” says Baxter. “You get a unusual vibe, sing out, and the cavalry will bust in there. ” “Nothing’s going to occur. ” LAVEAU’S ROOMING residence wishes a brand new roof and a coat of paint, neither of which it’s more likely to get within the subsequent ten years.

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