By Jane Haddam
Wintry weather is thawing, yet in a small-town convent there lurks an ice-cold killer
Her early life associates sought after careers, yet Brigit Ann Reilly spent her adolescence watching for her wedding—her marriage ceremony to God. while she ultimately will get to don the behavior, her new order sends her to Maryville, the place a former sister is poised to turn into Rome’s first Irish-American saint. Brigit has no time to fret approximately Vatican politics. She’s approximately to turn into a martyr herself.
Brigit is located useless within the basement of her neighborhood library, her corpse swarming with ten toxic water moccasins. while ex-FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian hears of her dying, he's questioned via issues: Water moccasins usually are not local to upstate ny, and Brigit died of hemlock poisoning, no longer the snakes’ venom. As Maryville whips itself right into a pious frenzy looking for facts for its fatherland hero’s sainthood, Demarkian will test his personal miracle via discovering justice for the murdered younger nun.
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I had her in a class last semester. Her name is Ariel Goldman. " Deborah glanced at me and I nodded encouragingly. " Deborah said. Wilkins tilted his head to one side and held up one hand. "I couldn't say for sure. " Deborah looked at Wilkins, but he didn't have anything to add, so she nodded and said, "Thank you, Dr. Wilkins. " "I hope so," he said, and he turned away to open his door and enter his office. Debs was already looking at the printout from the registrar. "Halpern lives just a mile or so away," she said, and headed toward the doors.
JERRY HALPERN HAD AN APARTMENT LESS THAN TWO miles from the campus, in a two-story building that had probably been very nice forty years ago. He answered the door right away when Deborah knocked, blinking at us as the sunlight hit his face. He was in his mid-thirties and thin without looking fit, and he hadn't shaved for a few days. " he said, in a querulous tone of voice that would have been just right for an eighty-year-old scholar. He cleared his throat and tried again. " Halpern goggled at the badge and seemed to sag a little.
45 of 173 He smiled. "Something like that," he said. "For Christ's sake, Dexter," Deborah said. "OGA just means other government agency. " "Nice to be in at last," I said. " He shrugged. "Technically I'm on convalescent leave," he said. " I asked. He gave me a mechanical smile. "You don't really want to know," he said. " He looked at the fork clamped in his steel hand, turning his arm over to see it move. "Shit," he said. And because I could feel that one of those awkward moments was upon us, I did what I could to move things back onto a sociable footing.