Dead Center by David Rosenfelt

By David Rosenfelt

Edgar( Award finalist and writer of "Bury the Lead," a "Today" convey booklet membership choose, returns with a story of homicide and lethal secrets and techniques in an ultra-secretive non secular group.

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M is alerted via Interpol to the iminent arrival of Pietr the Lett, overseas legal. Armed with a close description, he is going to the Gare du Nord to fulfill the educate, and sees Pietr leave for the Majestic inn. yet presently a physique is stumbled on within the bathroom of the auto he had ridden in, of a guy who additionally seems to be to slot the outline. within the pocket of the useless guy is an envelope containing a lock of hair, and the police lab is ready to provide M with the identify and deal with of the photographer who took the image that have been 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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I’ve somehow managed to get on the lists that cable news producers refer to when they need someone to comment on the legal issues of the day. Generally, the topic is a current trial, either a celebrity crime or a notorious murder. ” There seems to be an endless supply of former prosecutors. I’m to be on CNN this morning at eleven-fourteen. They’re incredibly precise when informing me of the starting times, but then I can sit around for hours waiting for the interview to actually begin. I’ve finally gotten wise to this, and I show up as late as possible.

I look around. ” “There is a town meeting,” he says, and at that very moment the doors to the town hall open, and the good citizens of Center City come flooding out en masse. “I guess attendance is mandatory,” I say, but the officer doesn’t react. ” I don’t answer right away, since I’m somewhat distracted by the fact that most of the people leaving the town hall are staring at me as if I’m an alien. I also notice that everybody seems to be paired up and holding hands, including children no more than seven years old.

I can’t conceal my surprise. ” I’m seeing a pattern here. ” He shrugs. “Sort of one and the same. They have some kind of longitude/latitude formula which shows that the piece of ground the town is on is the spiritual center of the universe, and everything else comes off it like spokes on the wheel.

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