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The Night Watcher

By John Lutz

From bestselling writer John Lutz comes a lightning-paced mystery of a urban gripped by way of a killer's savage reign of terror. . .

Someone is killing filthy rich Manhattanites. one after the other, the sufferers are chanced on in sumptuous high-rise residences. certain, gagged--brutally murdered within the "safety" in their personal houses, by way of a person whose modus operandi is as frightening as something NYPD Detectives Ben Stack and Rica Lopez have ever seen.

As Stack and Lopez examine the tough deaths, they've got no concept that they're being watched from the shadows--observed by way of a crafty assassin choosing up all of the clues essential to remain one step sooner than the police whereas perfecting a dangerous craft. And while a development slowly emerges, the detectives observe that the killings aren't the random acts of a maniac, however the own crusade of somebody bent on retribution. . .someone who's been observing heavily and understands their case too well.

Someone whose vengeance will burn endlessly.

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Very chilly liquid—gasoline! —splashed over his physique. whilst he opened his eyes he observed anything darkish mushroom above him. An umbrella! after which gentle, impossibly brilliant, and beautiful ache. The scream echoing inside of his cranium carried him like a gloomy fowl into demise. The Torcher subsidized from the kitchen. As constantly there will be no fingerprints. The flames have been excessive. although the sprinkler procedure sprayed water, Kreiger lay less than the umbrella, burning gradually. every little thing used to be as deliberate. The Torcher took the elevator downstairs, walked slowly throughout the foyer, and went out. Into the darkish. by myself. Smiling. THE evening WATCHER JOHN LUTZ top BOOKS Kensington Publishing Corp. http://www. kensingtonbooks. com For Bob Murray in case you stroll during the hearth you won't be burned, The flames won't set you ablaze. —Isaiah forty three. 2 but from those flames No gentle, yet quite darkness noticeable. —Milton, Paradise misplaced CONTENTS bankruptcy ONE bankruptcy bankruptcy 3 bankruptcy 4 bankruptcy 5 bankruptcy SIX bankruptcy SEVEN bankruptcy 8 bankruptcy 9 bankruptcy TEN bankruptcy 11 bankruptcy TWELVE bankruptcy 13 bankruptcy FOURTEEN bankruptcy FIFTEEN bankruptcy 16 bankruptcy SEVENTEEN bankruptcy EIGHTEEN bankruptcy NINETEEN bankruptcy TWENTY bankruptcy TWENTY-ONE bankruptcy TWENTY-TWO bankruptcy TWENTY-THREE bankruptcy TWENTY-FOUR bankruptcy TWENTY-FIVE bankruptcy TWENTY-SIX bankruptcy TWENTY-SEVEN bankruptcy TWENTY-EIGHT bankruptcy TWENTY-NINE bankruptcy THIRTY bankruptcy THIRTY-ONE bankruptcy THIRTY-TWO bankruptcy THIRTY-THREE bankruptcy THIRTY-FOUR bankruptcy THIRTY-FIVE bankruptcy THIRTY-SIX bankruptcy THIRTY-SEVEN bankruptcy THIRTY-EIGHT bankruptcy THIRTY-NINE bankruptcy 40 bankruptcy 41 bankruptcy FORTY-TWO bankruptcy FORTY-THREE bankruptcy FORTY-FOUR bankruptcy FORTY-FIVE bankruptcy FORTY-SIX bankruptcy FORTY-SEVEN bankruptcy FORTY-EIGHT ONE January 2002 It have been gusty in addition to bitterly chilly many of the day in manhattan, yet by way of dusk the wind not blustered and danced throughout the canyons of new york. The chilly remained. Hugh Danner had made up our minds to stick in this night. He’d stopped on the deli down the road from his residence within the Ardmont hands and acquired a dozen eggs. He’d hard-boil a number of them to devour with a few minimize greens he already had in his fridge. That, in addition to a few nutritional yogurt dip, will be his dinner. Danner was resolute to lose a number of kilos so his fits healthy higher. midway to the Ardmont, he stopped strolling and ducked right into a doorway, the place he got rid of a straight-stemmed meerschaum pipe from a pocket and filled its bowl with tobacco. He tamped the tobacco firmly together with his thumb, additional a piece extra, and repeated the method. Smoking a pipe wasn’t all that satisfying to Danner, who’d stop smoking cigarettes years in the past, yet he was once attempting to get used to it as a occupation movement. many of the senior companions at Frenzel, Waite and Conners smoked pipes within the firm’s air-purified convention room, whereas affiliates and lesser staff needed to elevator to the foyer and huddle outdoors the construction in the event that they desired to smoke.

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