By John Sandford
The 1st physique is of a tender lady, chanced on on a Minneapolis riverbank, her throat reduce, her physique scourged and wear show. Whoever did this, Lucas Davenport is aware, is driven via mind chemistry. there's something improper with him. This isn’t a nasty love affair.
The moment physique is located 3 weeks later, in a farmhouse six miles south. similar , related display—except this time it's a guy. not anything to hyperlink the 2 sufferers, not anything to point that the killings finish here.
“This guy…” Lucas acknowledged. He took a deep breath, enable it out as a sigh. “This man goes to bust our chops.”
And quickly he's going to do a ways, a long way worse than that…
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But Stephanie Delacour likes to do things properly, and she really reincarnates herself in Santavarvaran. And as I put on another language I practice a kind of transsexualism. To everyone his or her own sadomasochism. I f I don’t actually feel pain I invent it. I live in a state o f trauma. To me everything is trauma, shock, upheaval. Starting with language itself. Santavarvaran or French? A red lan guage or a white one? Without even thinking about it I ruled out the big double bed, intended for nights o f gladness.
The Harrison residence narrowed toward the top like a pyramid, and the uppermost of the three stories had been converted from what was once an attic. The building was L-shaped. On one side a narrow lane led down to a park that must have been a wood a hundred years ago, while on the other side a now well-to-do but discreet residential thoroughfare was called, appropriately enough, England Street. The house virtually turned its back the street, however, for although the Julia Kristeva main entrance was on that side, an imposing hall with a floor o f black and white tiles formed a kind o f barricade against undue curiosity from without.
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