By Jeffery Deaver
A killer flees the scene of a murder at a prestigious new york song institution and locks himself in a school room. inside mins, the police have him surrounded.
A scream jewelry out, through a gunshot.
The police holiday down the door.
The room is empty.
Perplexed, the police herald Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to enquire. For the bold Sachs, fixing the case may perhaps earn her a promoting. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it capacity hoping on his protégé to ferret out a grasp illusionist. Dubbed The Conjurer, this fiendish killer baits them with murders that turn into an increasing number of diabolical with each crime.
As the fatalities upward push and the mins tick down, the pair needs to circulate past the smoke and mirrors to avoid a terrifying act of vengeance which could develop into the best vanishing act of all.
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Don't bet on it," one of his buddies called, laughing. The Babe Man good-naturedly gave him the finger then turned back to Sachs. Which is when her pager beeped and she looked down to see Lincoln Rhyme's number on the screen. The word "URGENT" appeared after it. "Gotta go," she said. " he asked, a fake pout on his handsome face. " She made a pistol with her index finger and thumb and aimed it at him. "Bang, bang," she said. And trotted toward her yellow Camaro. Chapter Three This is a school?
Okay, Officer," he said, "we'll write up our results and they'll be attached to your review. " Consulting his notebook. "Your threat assessment regarding civilians and officers was perfect. Calls for backup were timely and appropriate. Your deployment of personnel negated any chance the perpetrators would escape from the containment situation and yet minimized exposure. You called the illegal drug search right. And getting the personal information from the one suspect for the hostage negotiator was a nice touch.
He leaned closer to the woman, squinting, wondering if he could see some essence, some spirit rising from her body. He didn't. He straightened up, considering what else he might do to the still form in front of him. • • • You’re sure it was screaming? No," the security guard said. "Maybe not screaming, you know. Shouting. Upset. For just a second or two. " The heavy guard, breathing hard, glanced at the tall, brunette policewoman, shook his head and flexed and opened his huge hands. He wiped his dark palms on his blue slacks.