24 Hours by Greg Iles

By Greg Iles

Will Jennings, his spouse and little woman are a contented American kin, residing in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He pursuits his sufferers very rigorously and takes nice pains to ensure nobody is ever damage. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the money and the specialists have by no means been concerned. His excellent checklist is right down to issues: One, he regularly remains with the fogeys or individual with the cash. , he by no means asks for greater than they could have the funds for. but if he attempts to tear Will's kin aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.

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Then I go back through the curtains, and when they look at me, they know. By the way I hold the Kalashnikov or by the way I stand or by the way I look at them. Something tells them I am there to finish it. But I’ve never killed anyone before. I’ve dreamed of it. I lied about it to be part of this operation, but I have never done it before. I level the rifle. The first one gets down on the floor between the seats and curls into a ball. I point the barrel at his head and fire. The recoil jams my shoulder back.

A homicide detective once told me how to look for people on the run. “Focus on three things,” he said. ” With that in mind, I accessed records of Rachel’s real estate purchases, pre-Harvey, the names and addresses of her parents and siblings, and other facts and tidbits that might or might not be helpful. I thought about Rachel’s vacant unit and one of the few clues she had left behind: the cat litter box. I got out the phone book and called every vet in Quincy. Of the ones that answered, none had Rachel’s cat as a patient.

Kimberly had been slowly drifting toward the door. She wanted to get back to her party. ” I held up the key Rachel had given me. “I would like to get inside to look around. ” “You’re mom’s the land—” “You can’t talk to her. ” It wasn’t up for discussion. “I won’t tell her anything. I just need—” “No, she’s working, and she doesn’t know any more than I do. But there’s—” She crossed her arms, rolled her head back, and went all teenager cagey. ” She went inside, reached up next to the door, and came out with a set of keys on a ring.

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