212: A Novel by Alafair Burke

By Alafair Burke

In manhattan urban, Nights Are risky. Days Are Numbered. while ny college sophomore Megan Gunther unearths own threats published to an internet site focusing on campus gossip, she's bowled over by means of their menacing tone. anyone understands her day-by-day regimen right down to the minute and is looking at her—but due to the anonymity supplied via the net, the police inform her there is not anything they could do. Her neighbors are definite it is a persons suggestion of a funny story, but if Megan is murdered in a vicious assault, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is confident that the net threats are greater than simply empty phrases. With soft, straight-talking accomplice J. J. Rogan at her facet, Ellie attempts to spot Megan's enemies, yet she starts to wonder whether the coed's homicide was once greater than simply the fruits of a cyber obsession. cell documents show a hyperlink among Megan and a murdered genuine property agent who was once residing a perilous double existence. The detectives additionally study that the useless genuine property agent shared a mystery connection to a celeb wealthy person whose bodyguard used to be mysteriously killed a couple of months prior. And whilst Megan's roommate without notice disappears, they comprehend they must locate her prior to one other younger girl dies. Exposing the darkness that lurks underneath the glamorous floor of latest York urban, 212 grants yet one more "knuckle-biting trip that'll continue you turning pages till the very finish" (Faye Kellerman).

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Sparks—even as a potential target—then, before you know it, people are speculating about improperly financed debt, the Mafia…who knows what? ” Ellie found herself tiring of the invest-in-Sam-Sparks-for-your-future sales presentation and began doodling on the notepad she had removed from her purse. She let her gaze move to the left, where the head of what Sparks Industries called its Corporate Security Division, Nick Dillon, sat on a bench behind Sparks and Guerrero. Before Dillon was associated with either Sparks or Mancini, he’d been a member of the NYPD.

Immediately after the murder, she had personally checked the department’s database of ongoing drug investigations. They even reached out to Narcotics to be certain. They found no addresses that might have been confused with Sparks’s apartment, let alone one on the very same floor. ” “I don’t like it either,” Judge Bandon said, settling back into his overstuffed leather-backed chair. “The court is granting Mr. Sparks’s motion to quash the state’s subpoena—” “But, Your Honor—” “I’ve heard enough, Mr.

Always well dressed, today Rogan wore a black wool suit, a crisp lavender dress shirt, and an Hermès tie worth more than Ellie’s entire outfit. He might have a cop’s blue-collar values, but, thanks to a grandmother who married well late in life, he could live beyond a cop’s salary. ” Ellie led the way out of the holding floor onto the street, and Rogan didn’t stop her. By the time they reached the fleet car that Rogan had parked on Centre Street, she was ready to talk. ” Rogan glanced back at the building from which they had just exited.

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