24 Hours by Greg Iles

By Greg Iles

Will Jennings, his spouse and little lady are a contented American family members, residing in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He objectives his sufferers very rigorously and takes nice pains to ensure nobody is ever damage. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the cash and the gurus have by no means been concerned. His ideal checklist is all the way down to issues: One, he continually remains with the oldsters or individual with the money. , he by no means asks for greater than they could come up with the money for. but if he attempts to tear Will's relatives aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.

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M is alerted via Interpol to the iminent arrival of Pietr the Lett, overseas felony. Armed with an in depth description, he is going to the Gare du Nord to fulfill the teach, and sees Pietr leave for the Majestic resort. yet presently a physique is chanced on within the rest room of the auto he had ridden in, of a guy who additionally seems to slot the outline. within the pocket of the lifeless guy is an envelope containing a lock of hair, and the police lab is ready to provide M with the identify and handle of the photographer who took the image that were for years within the comparable envelope. Pietr had lunched with Mr. & Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston on the Majestic, yet shortly afterwards disappears.
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But why he should have been a serious suspect in the first place was not clear. The contours of the story became clearer with the testimony of Miguel Cruz. He testified to being an appliance installer now living in New Jersey. For our purposes, he was the drug addict. He acknowledged as much. I recalled another question from voir dire: would you automatically dismiss the testimony of someone who admitted to taking drugs? I had said “no,” and here was the test. (Character matters, as Aristotle teaches us in Rhetoric, but it is not the only thing that matters.

I like to think that I make a quick study of people (I like to think it, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary). Given that my early reading was in Encyclopedia Brown, as in Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case, stories in which a boy detective finds the clues, gets his man, and always solves the case, I considered the possibility that jury duty might even be fun. “No,” I answered. ” When we assembled as a group for the first time on November 15, I turned my powers of detection toward my fellow jurors.

Cruz reported that when they got close enough to hear the man speak, he concluded that he had been mistaken. ” (Later, Bloss would specifically ask Cruz whether crack cocaine had an impact on his memory. “No,” Cruz replied. But Bloss continued this line of questioning. ” Bloss asked. ”) Bloss concentrated on the physical description Cruz had given of Bazier. Had Cruz told Dearington that the accused was “way taller” than him? Cruz is five feet nine. ” Bloss asked. ” Cruz had estimated Bazier’s weight between 180 and 240 pounds.

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