By William Diehl
It starts with a stunning, unsolved homicide. In small city in southern Illinois, the butchered physique of Linda Balfour--with a cryptic code published in blood at the again of her head--forges a ugly hyperlink to the brutal homicide of Bishop Rushman, the liked Chicago clergyman who were dismembered years prior to via the angelic-looking altar boy, Aaron Stampler. an analogous Aaron Stampler whom protection legal professional Martin Vail stored from the electrical chair...
Now Vail is Chicago's leader prosecutor, dealing with the nightmare of his existence. If Stampler has been locked away in a high-security establishment for the earlier ten years, how may well he have killed Linda Balfour? Then one other altar boy turns up useless with an analogous inscription in blood at the again of his head. If Aaron Stampler isn't committing those killings, who's? Martin Vail's career--maybe even his life--hangs at the answer...
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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.