Bloody River Blues (Location Scout Mystery Series)

By Jeffery Deaver

From The Bone Collector to the brand-new James Bond masterwork, “there isn't any mystery author this present day like Jeffery Deaver” (San Jose Mercury News)!\

Hard-living Hollywood position scout John Pellam stumbled on the best backwater Missouri city for capturing a unfashionable gangster movie. but if genuine bullets depart humans lifeless and one cop paralyzed, Pellam—an unwitting witness to the brutal hits—is abruptly the South’s so much sought after guy. The feds and native police wish him to speak. Mob enforcers wish him silenced. And a mysterious blonde simply wishes him. Trapped in a city jam-packed with sinister secrets and techniques and lethal deceptions, Pellam needs to specialize in dealing with down a killer sooner than his personal tale fades to black.

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They have been good-looking black males and regarded extra like fresh company university graduates than federal brokers. They appeared like a lot of Crimmins’s consumers (both the valid ones and the fewer so)—clever, well mannered, reserved. yet beneath: the personalities of a Midwest sunrise in January. One requested the questions. the opposite alternated among staring flippantly at Crimmins and taking notes. “Could I ask you the place you have been final Friday evening, sir. ” He hated the sir. how it fell like a fleck of spit off the top of the sentence confirmed their contempt for him. yet what may well he do? That used to be an previous rule in negotiations—never say whatever that may be quoted opposed to you later. If he later claimed harassment, the agent may say, I by no means referred to as him whatever yet “sir” . . . examine the transcript. “I used to be at my place of work many of the evening. ” “Until while? ” “About ten. region to, probably. ” “By your self? ” “Yes. My secretary leaves at five-fifteen each evening. I remain past due loads of occasions. ” “Is there a safeguard? ” “We bought guards, convinced. yet I didn’t see any of them that evening while I left. ” “Is there any means of confirming your whereabouts? ” “You quite imagine I killed Vince Gaudia? ” Crimmins requested, exasperated. “Is there any manner of confirming it, sir? ” the agent repeated. “No. ” “Do you personal a Lincoln? ” “Yes. And a Mercedes wagon. A diesel. ” “What colour is the Lincoln? ” Crimmins rubbed the bump of his 3rd eye. Why did they hate him so? “Dark blue. yet you recognize that already, don’t you? ” “What’s the license quantity? ” He gave it to them “Where was once that vehicle at the evening we’ve been conversing approximately? ” Crimmins used to be hungry. He had bouts of low blood sugar. If he didn’t consume regularly—sometimes 5 nutrients a day—he may have assaults. He inspiration with a few excitement that Vince Gaudia by no means received to devour his final meal the evening he died. “I drove it into town. ” “And parked it the place, sir? ” “The position I regularly park it. The storage close to the Ritz. ” “And that’s a Lincoln Continental? ” “I advised you that already. ” “Actually, no. We don’t understand what version. Is it a Continental? ” “It’s a city vehicle. ” “Now inform me back the place you have been on that evening. ” Crimmins requested, “Where i used to be sitting, you suggest? ” “You have been on your place of work, you declare. ” “I’m no longer claiming. i used to be there. I informed you that. Didn’t he write it down? I observed him write it down. ” “So, an affiliate of yours . . . or an worker may have taken your Lincoln for a force. ” Cummings sighed. “Why wasn’t your secretary there? ” “She leaves approximately five-fifteen each day. I instructed you that too. ” The interview went on and on and on and the brokers picked over each notice that Crimmins stated. ultimately the boys stood. They flipped their notebooks closed and collected their raincoats. all at once they have been long past, having thanked him for his time. He now sat at his table, gazing the primary nicks alongside the aspect, working his finger over them, feeling the bulge of his intestine opposed to his belt. the telephone rang. His legal professional used to be at the line. Crimmins determined to not inform him in regards to the stopover at from the FBI. It have been worse than anticipated, but when he informed the attorney, the fellow might have a tantrum that he had spoken to the brokers on my own.

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