By Jeffery Deaver
Whilst a night-time name to 911 from a secluded Wisconsin holiday home is minimize brief, offduty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son on the dinner desk and drives as much as Lake Mondac to enquire. was once it a misdial or an aborted crime record?
Brynn stumbles onto a scene of precise horror and narrowly escapes from expert criminals. She and a terrified customer to the weekend condo, Michelle, flee into the woods in a race for his or her lives. As diverse as evening and day, and stripped of modern day assets, Brynn, a tricky deputy with a tricky previous, and Michelle, a pampered urban lady, needs to conquer their traditional reluctance to belief one another and discover ways to use their wits and braveness to outlive the relentless pursuit. The deputy's disappearance spurs either her stricken son and her new husband into motion, whereas the incident units in movement Brynn's unswerving fellow deputies and parts from Milwaukee's underside. those quite a few forces race alongside inexorably towards the novel's gritty and gorgeous end.
The our bodies Left Behind is an epic cat-and-mouse chase, instructed approximately in real-time, and is stuffed with Deaver's patented twists and turns, the place not anything is what it sort of feels, and loss of life lingers simply round the subsequent curve on a abandoned course deep within the nighttime wooded area.
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A makeshift stone table had lost one leg and leaned awkwardly in one corner. A metal chair, old and rusted, rested on its side against a wood-reinforced dirt and rock wall. Two tunnels branched off the room—one narrow like the tunnel she’d come from; the other a bit wider with a metal track laid on the ground, disappearing into the dark beyond the scope of her light. An old mining cart with metal wheels sat at the end of the line. She couldn’t go farther into the mine without putting herself at great risk, as well as worry Sean while he was injured topside.
Lucy—” A deep, male voice said, “Sean, I have equipment in my truck to get both of you back up. ” It was useless to argue. How else was he going to get out of this pit? He just didn’t want Lucy to see him like this. But of course Lucy could handle it. She could handle anything life handed her. Even him in this condition. He just … hell, he didn’t know what he was thinking. The pain was making him stupid. He closed his eyes again. He thought he heard Lucy talking, but it was far away. “Sean? Hang tight.
I just can’t figure out why. I wasn’t raised in Spruce Lake. ” “He left five years ago, when he went to college. ” Five years was nothing for someone dead set on revenge. “We need to talk to him,” Lucy said. Tim turned off the road onto a two-lane highway. Two miles north was the main road into the town of Spruce Lake, but Tim turned south. ” When Tim turned onto the logging road, he slowed down as the truck bounced over rocks, branches, and potholes. Lucy spotted an ATV partly hidden in the trees, about twenty feet down from the logging entrance.