By Alafair Burke
In ny urban, Nights Are risky. Days Are Numbered. while long island college sophomore Megan Gunther unearths own threats published to a website focusing on campus gossip, she's greatly surprised through their menacing tone. a person understands her day-by-day regimen all the way down to the minute and is staring at her—but because of the anonymity supplied by way of the web, the police inform her there is not anything they could do. Her acquaintances are definite it really is a persons' notion of a shaggy dog 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 gentle, straight-talking associate J. J. Rogan at her part, Ellie attempts to spot Megan's enemies, yet she starts off to wonder whether the coed's homicide used to be greater than simply the fruits of a cyber obsession. cell files show a hyperlink among Megan and a murdered actual property agent who was once residing a perilous double lifestyles. The detectives additionally research that the useless actual property agent shared a mystery connection to a star tycoon whose bodyguard was once mysteriously killed a number of months prior. And while Megan's roommate all of sudden disappears, they be aware of they need to locate her prior to one other younger girl dies. Exposing the darkness that lurks underneath the glamorous floor of recent York urban, 212 offers another "knuckle-biting trip that'll preserve you turning pages till the very finish" (Faye Kellerman).
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Sorry, chica. ” “My mind was wandering in court. ” “Are you forgetting that we looked real close at him early on? ” Rogan’s arms were crossed, fingertips tucked beneath his underarms. 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.
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