Silent Scream

By Karen Rose

"A high-octane thrill experience that saved me at the fringe of my seat and up a ways too past due at night!"
--Lisa Jackson

When a teenage lady dies in a suspicious hearth, Detective Olivia Sutherland is assigned to trace down the arsonist. Then she discovers whatever extra sinister: a vicious blackmailer who preys on youngsters and murders with out hesitation. Making her paintings even tougher is attractive firefighter David Hunter. he is not in basic terms sharing the case yet sparking thoughts in their long-ago evening of ardour, whilst emotions have been left unstated and hearts have been broken.

David has his personal ghosts, and 1000000 regrets. yet whereas he and Olivia try and face the wall of discomfort among them, a diabolical puppet grasp is pulling strings to make a bunch of twentysomethings do his bidding. quickly Olivia and David are scouring the town for a calculating legal who turns out tantalizingly close--and is relocating in for the kill.

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As will we. So do yours. examine her, Liv. rather glance. “Thanks,” she acknowledged to Barlow, then crouched subsequent to the gurney, learning the hand Londo had bagged. The polish was once an identical shiny orange because the woman had used on her toenails. “You performed together with her, Londo? ” while he nodded, she hesitated just a second earlier than taking the victim’s hand and lifting it to the sunshine. “Look on the decals on her nails. She’s now not from round right here. ” “G-A-T-O-R,” Kane learn, then checked the appropriate hand. “S-R-U-LE. Gators Rule. ” “It’s an unlucky truth,” Londo muttered. “I misplaced a package on final week’s video game. ” “ collage of Florida Gators,” Olivia mused. “She doesn’t glance the right age to be in university. might be she lived in Florida. ” “Maybe she used to be only a fan,” Kane suggested and Olivia shrugged. “Gotta begin somewhere. We’ll run her prints. If she’s acquired a list, expectantly it’s no longer sealed. If she’s missing, a person can have filed an Amber Alert or suggested her to the guts for lacking and Exploited childrens. ” “If she ran away, likelihood is reliable they haven’t pronounced her missing,” Kane stated. “I understand. yet her denims are beautiful new, and they’re no longer affordable. She hasn’t been at the run lengthy. We’ll get her picture available in the market and perhaps we’ll get fortunate. ” Olivia put the girl’s hand rigorously at her facet, then rose and appeared down at the girl’s face, pity stirring. So younger. “Do we now have any concept what she was once doing up there? ” Barlow shook his head. “So a long way we haven’t came upon any facts that there has been a person along with her. once the firefighters pop out, I’ll ship them over to you. ” “If you’re performed, I’ll take her to the morgue,” Londo stated, and Kane nodded. “Liv, let’s try out the shield. ” He waited until eventually they’d damaged clear of the crowd ahead of murmuring, “You ok, child? You appeared a bit eco-friendly getting from your automobile. ” Olivia’s cheeks heated. “Yes,” she stated curtly, embarrassed she’d allow it express, even in entrance of Kane. “Let’s simply get this performed. ” other than it was once by no means performed. There may constantly be one other child within the unsuitable position on the fallacious time. one other child with bruises. one other runaway. one other man with a bullet whose spouse that they had to notify. It caught in her throat, choking her. “Come on. We’ve received yet another physique to strategy this night. ” Monday, September 20, 1:20 a. m. “Anything? ” Jeff requested. They’d strapped their mask on and adjusted air tanks. The fumes generated by means of construction fabrics have been usually poisonous, and David knew too many veteran firefighters with lung harm. He hated the masks, yet he loved his lungs. “No. ” David swept the thermal digicam over the crucial wall. in the back of it used to be the ventilating shaft, a chief spot for hidden fireplace. yet there has been not anything. They’d arise during the stairwell, looking the pinnacle 3 flooring. They have been now again at the fourth, the place he’d discovered the woman. thus far, no hearth and not more sufferers. thanks. David grew to become to the window they’d reduce via. Now that the smoke had dissipated, he might in actual fact see the palm prints she’d left at the back of. He shone his flashlight alongside the ground, hoping to discover a purse, a backpack, anything to inform them who she was once.

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