Caught Red-Handed by Jan Burke

By Jan Burke

This e-short tale assortment from long island occasions bestselling suspense writer Jan Burke contains a fresh Irene Kelly brief tale, “The Privileged,” plus 3 unforgettable tales from the print anthology Eighteen.

Before Frank Harriman and Irene Kelly obtained married, Frank used to be a rookie cop in Bakersfield, California. whilst he investigates one of many worst different types of calls a policeman can get—a undesirable scent coming from a closed trailer on a sizzling day—Frank and his education officer should not shocked to discover a lifeless physique. yet everyone seems to be shocked while the corpse results in the police chief’s downfall...

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By Jan Burke

This e-short tale assortment from long island occasions bestselling suspense writer Jan Burke contains a fresh Irene Kelly brief tale, “The Privileged,” plus 3 unforgettable tales from the print anthology Eighteen.

Before Frank Harriman and Irene Kelly obtained married, Frank used to be a rookie cop in Bakersfield, California. whilst he investigates one of many worst different types of calls a policeman can get—a undesirable scent coming from a closed trailer on a sizzling day—Frank and his education officer should not shocked to discover a lifeless physique. yet everyone seems to be shocked while the corpse results in the police chief’s downfall...

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De Sade turned. One of the smart suits stood there, the guy. “And you’d want to know because, why? ” The man smiled and produced his badge. “FBI Special Agent Davies, New York Field Office. ” De Sade knew he was on shaky ground if it came to a jurisdictional fight, serial killings often became the province of the FBI. Davies understood the situation too. ” That was encouraging, de Sade thought. So what did they really want? The second victim, Emily Johannsen had pointed them in the direction of a Russian connection.

Agent Ward mentioned it earlier. You’re suggesting that he signs his own signature to the murders, that’s quite a jump. Kind of like holding up his hand and saying ‘look, everybody, this is my handiwork’. It’s too pat, too easy. ” “Wait until you meet him, he’s an arrogant son of a bitch. He thinks he’s cleverer than all of us, he can do whatever he wants. Look at Dennis Rader, another arrogant SOB, he was undone by his arrogance. ” De Sade remembered the case. Rader couldn’t stand someone else taking his credit.

It also worked away some of the tension of the day. De Sade finished off with a hard twenty minutes on the treadmill and rinsed off the last of the day’s woes in an ice-cold shower. Then he settled in his armchair with a book and another Schneider Kristall beer. It was a book about chess, or rather about a chess player. It was time to beat Samuel Aaronssen at his own game, maybe Fischer had some tips for him. The book was entitled ‘Endgame, Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall’. Supposedly it unlocked the mind of the chess wizard, what made the eccentric genius tick and more importantly, what his winning secrets were.

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