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Sacred and Profane: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)

By Faye Kellerman

Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very as regards to Rina's younger sons, Sammy and Jake, as he needed to their mom, and he regarded ahead to spending an afternoon of his holiday tenting with the lads. a pleasant reprieve from the grueling paintings of a murder cop—until Sammy stumbles upon a ugly sight . . .

Two human skeletons, charred past attractiveness, are pointed out by means of a forensic dentist as teenage girls—and for Decker, the daddy of a sixteen-year-old daughter, holiday time is over. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the homicide case, he launches a really own research: a quest that draws him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood street and painfully on the subject of the kids of the streets and a nightmare international he needs to make his personal.

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Acquired anything you must inform me, Kiki? ” “Not over the telephone. ” “I’m no longer assembly with you except you inform me what this can be approximately. ” there has been a pause. “Well…” she teased. Decker checked his watch. “I’ve received a shitload of labor, Kiki, so both submit or close up. ” “I didn’t discover whatever concerning the woman, yet I’m nonetheless making an attempt. ” “At least you’re sincere. ” “Yeah, that and ten cents—excuse me—twenty cents won’t get me a fucking telephone name. I do have a reputation for you. A photographer who shoots porno. plenty of young children and runaways. ” Decker grabbed a scrap of paper. “Go on. ” “He runs a official operation, additionally. You know—weddings, commencement, confirmations—” “Name Kiki. ” “Cecil Pode. His position is in Culver urban. Is that worthy whatever, Decker? ” “Could be. ” “Man, I’m busted. Have a middle. ” “What do you need? ” “A sawbuck might certain believe high quality. ” “Get me a few names of pimps who focus on runaways and we are able to paintings anything out. ” “By what time? ” “Two. ” “Okay,” she stated. “Meet me on the Teriyaki puppy on sundown and Vermont. It’s around the road from the kiddy clinic. I may be in a position to dig up a few names through then. How’s your arm, Decker? ” “Fine. I’ll see you at . ” “Did you visit a physician? ” she continued. “Like I instructed you, bites will be dangerous—” “Kiki, I’ve acquired to move. ” He hung up and went again to the photographs. “Any good fortune? ” he requested. “Nope,” Marge replied. “What I’d wish to comprehend is why i will be able to wade through a complete field within the similar time it takes Hollander to head via 3 photos. ” “I’m a cautious observer with an eye fixed for detail,” Hollander retorted. “Get off my again, woman. ” Decker all started in at the subsequent field. “Jesus,” Hollander exclaimed. “Have those younger women no disgrace? She’s obtained jism up her nostril. ” “A photo that grosses you out? ” Marge acknowledged to Hollander. “This I’ve acquired to determine. ” She held the photo. “Ugh! She’s coated in cum. ” Decker took a peek and his eyes widened. He grabbed the picture out of Dunn’s hand. “What is it, Pete? ” “Got to any extent further photos of this one, Mike? ” “Yeah,” Hollander acknowledged. “Tons. She’s a hectic little beaver, ’scuse the pun. ” “What is it? ” Dunn repeated. “Her the teeth! ” Decker exclaimed. “Look at her entrance the teeth! They’re pegs! ” “Here’s a few others,” Hollander stated. Decker shuffled excitedly throughout the pile. not one of the others confirmed her tooth, yet he did locate one who appeared promising. She used to be appearing fellatio, and it confirmed an entire part view of her face. “I’ve obtained to make a number of cell calls,” Decker acknowledged. “Margie, touch Vice and reference those pictures. Mike, continue searching for Lindsey Bates. ” “Will do,” Hollander stated, grinning and saluting. Decker rushed out of the room and approximately collided with George. “Got one other mobilephone name, Pete. ” Decker punched down the road. “This is Mrs. Grover. I obtained a message on my computing device to name a Detective Sergeant Decker on the Foothill police station? ” the lady sounded aged. “Thanks for calling again, Mrs. Grover,” he acknowledged. “This is Sergeant Decker. I’m calling approximately that one bed room you had marketed within the Santa Monica convey.

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