By Jonathan Kellerman
The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a college box trip-lured into the Santa Monica Mountains and killed in chilly blood. Her father denies the opportunity of a political reason. There aren't any indicators of fight and no proof of sexual attack, leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his buddy LAPD murder detective Milo Sturgis to pose the crucial query: Why?
operating with Daniel Sharavi, an excellent Israeli police inspector, Delaware and Sturgis quickly locate themselves ensnared in a single of the darkest, such a lot menacing instances in their careers. And while dying moves back, it's Alex who needs to cross undercover, by myself, to reveal an unthinkable conspiracy of self-righteous brutality and overall contempt for human lifestyles.
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Not by the facts, but by his own instincts. Presumed Guilty 55 Logic, evidence, told him that Miranda Wood was the killer. Why did he have such a hard time believing it? The doubts had started a week ago, in that police station hallway. He’d watched the whole interrogation. He’d heard her denials, her lame explanations. He hadn’t been swayed. But when they’d come face-to-face in the hall, and she’d looked him straight in the eye, he’d felt the first stirrings of doubt. Would a murderess meet his gaze so unflinchingly?
His employees, for instance. ” “Yes. ” She let out a deep breath, as though relieved that the most painful part of her confession was finished. ” “I felt more…betrayed. ” “So for a month you walked around mad at Mr. ” “Sometimes. Mostly I felt stupid. And then he wouldn’t 38 Tess Gerritsen leave me alone. ” She looked up sharply. ” “No! ” She was sobbing now, screaming out her denials. The sound of her own voice echoed like some alien cry in that stark box of a room. She dropped her head into her hands and leaned forward on the table.
No more hysterics since that day at the police station. She looked cool and in control, which is how he’d always remembered her from their childhood. Evelyn the ice queen. “There’s the matter of the fingerprints,” said Tibbetts. ” asked Chase. ” “That’s the problem. The knife handle was wiped clean. Now, that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Here’s this crime of passion, see? She uses her own knife. Pure impulse. ” “She must be brighter than you think,” Evelyn said, sniffing. ” asked Chase. “The suspect herself.