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3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club)

By James Patterson

The Women's homicide membership returns in a surprisingly suspenseful mystery. Plunging right into a burning city apartment, Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers 3 useless bodies...and a mysterious message on the scene. while extra corpses ensue, Lindsay asks her buddies Claire Washburn of the clinical examiner's place of work, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to aid her discover a assassin who vows to kill each 3 days. much more terrifying, he has specific one of many 4 pals. Which one will or not it's?

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Then we came across anything. PROSECUTOR NAMED IN lethal BNA RAID CASE. a chain of articles from September 1970. We scrolled again from there, and bingo! FEDS, POLICE RAID BNA STRONGHOLD. 4 useless IN SHOOTOUT. It was once within the days of the sixties radicals. consistent protests over the warfare, SDS riots on Sproul Plaza in Berkeley. We scrolled via a number of articles. The BNA had robbed a couple of banks after which a Brink’s truck. A protect, a hostage, and law enforcement officials have been killed within the theft. BNA participants have been at the FBI’s record of best Ten such a lot sought after Fugitives. We scrolled via regardless of the Chronicle had on dossier. A BNA hideout used to be raided the evening of December 6, 1969. The Feds had surrounded a home on a quiet road in Berkeley in keeping with a tip from a CI. They got here in, weapons blazing. 5 radicals in the home have been killed. one of the lifeless have been Fred Whitehouse, a pace-setter of the gang, and ladies. there has been one white child shot lifeless within the raid, a scholar at Berkeley. From an upper-middle-class heritage close to Sacramento. friends and family insisted he didn’t even know the way to fireside a gun. simply an idealistic child stuck up protesting an immoral warfare. not anyone might say what he used to be doing in the home. William “Billy” Danko used to be his identify. bankruptcy 86 A GRAND JURY was once convened to enquire the shootings on the BNA hideout. Nasty fees have been hurled left and correct. The case was once given to a emerging prosecutor within the D. A. ’s place of work. Robert Meyer. Jill’s father. The jury on the trial came upon no proof of any police misconduct. those that have been killed, the police argued, have been one of the FBI’s so much sought after, although the outline appeared a stretch for Billy Danko. Federal brokers paraded a cache of weapons confiscated within the raid: Uzis, grenade launchers, piles of ammo. A gun used to be present in Fred Whitehouse’s hand—though sympathizers claimed it have been planted. “Okay,” Cindy acknowledged wearily, and driven again from the monitor, “where can we move from the following? ” The database talked about an editorial from 1971, a yr later, within the Chronicle’s Sunday information journal. “You obtained a morgue downstairs, don’t you? ” “Yes, we do. Downstairs. A morgue. ” It used to be now with reference to 4 A. M. We flicked on a mild within the morgue, and there has been not anything yet row after row of steel cabinets jam-packed with mesh and cord boxes. I frowned, deflated. “You recognize the process, Cindy? ” “Of path i do know the system,” she responded. “You are available the following in the course of general operating hours and also you ask the fellow sitting on the table. ” We cut up up and roamed the darkish, filled corridors. Cindy wasn’t precisely certain if the documents went again that some distance; what we have been looking for may possibly purely be on movie. eventually I heard her shout, “I stumbled on whatever! ” I wound my method throughout the darkish rows, following the sound of her voice. whilst i discovered Cindy, she used to be hauling down bundled outdated problems with the journal complement in huge plastic boxes. They have been categorized via yr. We sat at the chilly, concrete ground, facet by means of facet, just enough mild to learn by way of. nonetheless, we fast chanced on the thing the database had referred us to. It was once an exposé titled “What rather occurred to the desire highway 5.

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