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By Mariah Stewart

Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the prepared talents of a profiler to his new place as a Mercy road starting place operative–and no longer a second too quickly. His first task, the cold-case homicide of an area soup kitchen volunteer, has all of the telltale indicators of a serial killer’s paintings. That grim suspicion is proven whilst FBI agent Fiona Summers stocks the main points of 2 different killings with eerie similarities to Sam’s case: The our bodies in all 3 instances were rigorously posed. And whilst a fourth sufferer is stumbled on, the 2 investigators notice they’re pursuing an analogous twisted quarry.Local parish priest Kevin Burch, Mercy highway founder Robert Magellan’s cousin, acknowledges the posings for what they're: The killer is staging the church’s seven Acts of Mercy (“Feed the hungry, dress the bare . . .”) with the our bodies of his sufferers. yet as Sam and Fiona race to avoid the ultimate 3 murders, taunting messages from their goal bring about the main chilling attention of all.

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He’s the Catholic priest over there at Our Lady of Angels. Nice guys, both of ’em. Both good tippers, too. ” The waitress shook her head slowly from side to side. Sam had read everything he could find on Robert Magellan. It occurred to him that though he’d spent several hours with Mallory Russo that morning, the tragic disappearance of Robert Magellan’s wife and child had never come up. ” Sam knew, but wanted a local’s take on it. ” She crossed her arms over her chest and frowned. ” “The wife and their baby had been missing since right before Valentine’s Day, 2007.

You don’t have to …” He protested, but there was that stare again. Trula pointed to the kitchen table, a farmhouse-style affair of planked oak with a banquette that wrapped around two sides to form an L. Sam sat. He was still sitting when Mallory came through the back door. “We’re having eggs this morning,” Trula told her without turning around. ” Mallory placed her handbag on the table and smiled at Sam. ” Trula’s sarcasm was unveiled. ” Mallory rolled her eyes and turned to Sam. She stage-whispered, “That’s all Trula buys.

She was our only child,” the woman told him simply. ” Sam tried to think of something else to say, but nothing that came to mind seemed appropriate. “You’ve lost someone, too,” she told him as he turned to walk away. Sam nodded. ” “I’ll pray for her,” the woman said. ” The lump in his throat grew bigger, so he nodded once more to the couple and went through the rows of marked graves directly to the car. As he walked away, he tried to drown out that voice inside him that insisted, This is why. Because of people like the Ericksons, who have been tending the grave of their only child for more than thirty years and who have never had closure; people like Lynne Walker, who needs to help her children understand why their father had been brutally murdered, left propped up by a Dumpster like a broken doll, his chest slashed to ribbons and an oversized hamburger stuffed in his mouth.

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