8 in the Box: A Novel of Suspense by Raffi Yessayan

By Raffi Yessayan

The harrowing scene is often an identical: the house of a unmarried girl, no symptoms of pressured access, no facts of an interloper, and no victim—only a bath full of blood. Newly promoted murder detective Angel Alves desires to make his mark within the division and a distinction at the streets, yet monitoring this elusive serial killer sorely demanding situations his dedication and abilities. in the meantime, assistant DA Conrad Darget has his personal palms complete mentoring an formidable younger legislation scholar and rallying his fellow lawyers of their day-by-day court battles. With every one new assault the twisted secret simply deepens, and the starvation for answers—and action—intensifies. No sane brain may understand the darkish layout at the back of all of it. And not anyone can expect the ultimate fateful strokes that would bring about a surprising endgame.

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Get into the McCarthy house. And he was going in through the basement door. Mooney took a step toward the house and someone knocked his legs out from under him, locked both his arms and took him to the ground. A jolt of pain shot through his chest, his face mashed into the moist dirt. He struggled to free one of his arms and managed to land a few elbows. There was the familiar racking of a semiautomatic, and he saw the shadow of a gun aimed at his head. “Boston Police. ” the man with the gun shouted.

Good morning, Conrad,” Alves said, extending his hand. “Please don’t call me that,” Connie said, shaking his hand. ” Alves looked pointedly at his watch. “We’ve been here an hour. ” Alves tilted his head toward the cameras that were focused on them. ” Connie shook his head. “Those guys in Operations are useless. Once they called so late I showed up after the scene had been cleared. Then I got chewed out by the DA. ” “Do what you have to. Nobody’s going to think you’re a rat. ” “Remember Michelle Hayes, just before Christmas?

She thought it would hurt the kid. ” If he were ever out of the picture, he knew Marcy would put the twins before her own needs. ” Mooney asked. “Both of their exes were out of town at the time of their murders,” Alves said. “Each has an alibi. ” “I talked to Walter McCarthy a few hours ago. The man’s destroyed. I’ll get a better read when I see him in person, but I don’t think he had anything to do with this. You’re right. The killer must have known that they’d be alone. Did he know their exes would be out of town too?

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