By Linwood Barclay
Hailed as a suspense master” by way of Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now unearths the darkish facet of a small townand the even darker secrets and techniques that cover there...
It’s been months due to the fact that deepest investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a sad twist of fate. Ever due to the fact that, he and his spouse have drifted aside, fracturing a as soon as common existence. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t flow prior. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment. simply because riding domestic one evening, he makes his first massive mistake.
A woman soaking wet in rain faucets on his motor vehicle window and asks for a journey as he sits at a stoplight. even supposing he is aware a fortysomething guy picking out up a teenage hitchhiker is a idiot, he shall we her in. She’s an analogous age as Scott, and perhaps she will be able to support Cal locate the broker who bought his son the medication that killed him. After a short cease at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something’s now not correct with the lady or the placement. yet it’s too past due. He’s already involved.
Now Cal is drawn right into a nightmare of soreness and suspicion. whatever is horribly improper within the small city of Griffon in upstate ny. There are too many secrets and techniques there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has made up our minds to reveal these secrets and techniques one by way of one.
That’s his moment mammoth mistake.
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But then there were footsteps on the pier. The men were coming closer. They walked, then stopped to talk for a moment, arguing about something, and then walked again. They came nearer, and nearer, and then they were directly over Bob's head and he was moving with them, looking up, listening, his feet noiseless on the sand. " That was Ernie speaking. He stopped walking, and so did the others. "I can understand that you don't want to move until you see some money, but we need to see the merchandise.
Even if he could follow her, he decided he would learn little sitting in a theatre all afternoon. Jupe wondered whether Bob was having a more rewarding time at the Denicola pier. He wondered, too, whether he and his friends were really doing anything to help Mr. Bonestell. Could Ernie and his friends be the bank robbers? And if they were, how could The Three Investigators prove it? Suddenly Jupe remembered something he had seen in movies and on television shows. He got his bike and sped back to the salvage yard.
But some people in Mesa d'Oro aren't satisfied just to be Soldiers of the Republic. There's an extremist group of Republicans that wants to throw out the present government by force. They call themselves the Freedom Brigade, and they are outlaws. They stir up riots and kidnap people and blow things up. " Pete gulped. " "Perhaps," said Bob. "Perhaps not. There are a lot of expatriates from Mesa d'Oro who live in the United States. Some of them support the Soldiers of the Republic--the legal, nonviolent party.