Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, Book 1) by Lisa Gardner

By Lisa Gardner

By myself . . . Massachusetts country Trooper Bobby circumvent watches a demanding hostage standoff spread during the scope of his sniper rifle. simply around the road, in prosperous again Bay, Boston, an armed guy has barricaded himself along with his spouse and baby. The man’s finger tightens at the set off and ward off has just a cut up moment to react . . . and perpetually pay the consequences.

Alone . . . that’s the place the nightmare begun for cool, appealing, and dangerously attractive Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years in the past, she used to be buried underground in the course of a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has simply been killed. Her spouse's father, the robust pass judgement on Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son’s demise . . . and for the sequence of unexplained health problems that experience despatched her personal younger son many times to the sanatorium.

Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a greatest safety felony the place he’d performed difficult time for the main sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a loose guy, invisible, nameless . . . and packed with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them jointly is a second of violence—but what connects them is a fondness a ways deeper and masses extra risky. For a killer is free who’s woven such an complex net of evil that not anyone is above suspicion, nobody is past damage, and not anyone will see dying coming till it has them cornered, helpless, and on my own.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, Book 1) PDF

Best mystery books

The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 1: I, The Jury, My Gun Is Quick, Vengeance is Mine!

A Triple-Shot Anthology From the Undisputed grasp of Detective Fiction.

In Mickey Spillane's vintage detective novels, the motion exploded in a bone-crunching catharsis. women and men didn't make love, they collided. tricky brutes used their fists to force domestic a message. harder broads used guile. And no one's morals have been loftier than the gutter. No apologies. Little redemption. They rendered critics powerless, surprised intellectuals, encouraged a brand new wave of pulp mayhem, and left the general public hungry for more.

Given their scorching, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillane's Mike Hammer novels speedy grew to become essentially the most winning sequence in publishing history—an cutting edge, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of intercourse and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of many bestselling authors of all time. After fifty years, neither has misplaced their strength to sucker punch the reader.

Find out for your self during this first-time ever omnibus that includes the 1st 3 Mike Hammer novels by way of the dwelling grasp of the hard-boiled secret. ..

Murder in the Limelight (Auguste Didier, Book 2)

Employed to prepare dinner for London's high-society after they convene on the Galaxy Theater in London's West finish, grasp chef Auguste Didier is once more drawn right into a homicide research.

Holy Island: A DCI Ryan Mystery (DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1)

Detective leader Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island looking sanctuary while he's pressured to take sabbatical go away from his tasks as a murder detective. a couple of days ahead of Christmas, his peace is shattered and he's beat back into the murky global of homicide while a tender lady is located lifeless among the traditional ruins of the close by Priory.

Houses of Hermes: Mystery Cults (Ars Magica Fantasy Roleplaying)

I actually cherished this ebook, even though i'm going to turn out changing its mechanics to D&D. It used to be fascinatingly particular approximately all of the four homes, their histories, their subdivisions, their magic, and extra. A well-edited and interesting learn with a few particularly cool virtues and mysteries!

Extra resources for Alone (Detective D.D. Warren, Book 1)

Sample text

Sort of. ” Derec hesitated. ” “Just that . . well, a lot of people blame the RI for what happened—a lot of people here. I’m just not sure how they’d feel about going back to one—” “Look. As I understand it, you need one to operate efficiently. ” “Mainly flight control—” “Fine. Then let me get this set up. Switching to a hard program system will be a lot easier with an RI in place facilitating the changes. —uh, Derec. I don’t have a problem with it, but—” “Let me worry about the backlash. ” Kedder nodded.

You find a corridor marked ‘EXD’ and follow it without deviation. ” “Sure, Bok—” “And stop using names on the com. No further communications will be accepted until we link up. ” The receiver went dead. Bok? Lemus? Mia indicated the service corridor. “Bogard, find them. Apprehend and subdue. ” It took only a moment for Bogard to weigh the command against its First Law imperative. ” “I will. I will exercise extreme caution. ” “Personal prerogative, acceptable level of risk. ” personal prerogative, acceptable level of risk, they are dangerous, assignation of priority levels to establish response protocols as follows: assertion of personal prerogative indicates acceptance of possible harm in lieu of protections necessitated per First and Second Law parameters, access file Daventri, Mia, level of competence involving personal risk, assign acceptability algorithms to assess potential for failure under circumstances where injury is likely, experiential indicators sufficient, acceptable level of risk within personal prerogative parameters, alleviation of immediate requirements, applied against level of danger indicated by permitting target to escape, indicate accurate assessment of potentials, First and Second Law requirements shift locus then to hypothetical threats posed by failure to accept revised protocols, necessitate risk accommodation, temporary and contingent upon verification of status, Daventri Mia Mia waited less than a second for Bogard to prioritize the instruction.

Ariel felt a cold lump suddenly form behind her breastbone. “Of course. The first time, a couple of inspectors came by, took statements. The second time, only one of them showed up. Same questions, same answers. ” He shrugged elaborately. “Earthers. ” Udal frowned more deeply. “Well, of course. ” “It’s not like they’re actually robots. Just drones. ” “Well—” “Terrans react poorly to robots that look too human. To 50 MIRAGE any machine that appears to mimic human life. ” “But these have sold quite well!

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.08 of 5 – based on 43 votes