By Robert B. Parker
Melanie Joan corridor is a bestselling writer in a bind. Her writer wishes her to travel on behalf of her most up-to-date blockbuster, and Melanie Joan wishes a bodyguard-cum-escort to guard her from an overbearing ex-husband whose presence unnerves her to the purpose of tension. Sunny's cool demeanor, cop historical past, and P.I. smarts are an quick balm for the older girl. She starts to experience that Melanie Joan's ex-a psychotherapist-is no longer your simple stalker, and whilst an incident at a ebook signing leaves the ex bloodied and the writer subconscious, it's transparent the stakes are excessive. finding out that the single strategy to crack the case is from the interior, Sunny enters remedy herself, simply to find a few aggravating truths approximately herself . . . whereas placing her existence at the line.
Gripping, nuanced, and choked with Parker's signature discussion and mental perception, Shrink Rap is a winner.
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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.