By Philip Kerr
A terrifyingly prescient cult vintage via the writer of the Berlin Noir trilogy
LONDON, 2013. Serial killings have reached epidemic proportions-even with the frequent executive use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the "punitive coma." appealing, whip-smart, and pushed by way of demons of her personal, Detective Isadora "Jake" Jacowicz needs to cease a assassin, code-named "Wittgenstein," who has taken it upon himself to do away with any guy who has validated positive for a bent in the direction of violent behavior-even if his sufferer hasn't ever dedicated a criminal offense.
Philip Kerr is profitable extra acclaim than ever for his liked Bernie Gunther sequence and-with Kerr's larger profile-A Philosophical research is poised to trap an all-new readership with its riveting story of a killer whose highbrow brilliance is matched merely by way of his homicidal insanity.
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She replaced the phone and turned to see Simon in the doorway, a leash in one hand and a small head collar in the other. ” “Hmm. Oh, Hugh Cauldwell—he and his parents are here for a few days’ vacation in the state park. He wandered out of the house and into the forest this morning while they were sleeping. ” “No. ” “Because it’s Orcas. Anyway, he’s fine. ” “No. ” Simon gestured toward the three dogs, currently sprawled on the kitchen floor like corpses. ” “That’s right. Trained and certified.
I’ve got some extra leashes and collars, and you need some treats. ” She veered off the kitchen to the utility room, where collars and leashes and brushes hung neatly according to type and size, and various toys and treats sat organized on shelves. It made him think of a small pet boutique. She gave Jaws another glance as he squirmed in Simon’s arms and tried to gnaw on his master’s hand. ” She turned to the pup and, using her forefinger and thumb, gently closed his mouth. ” And keeping her eyes on the dog’s, she reached behind her, took a rawhide chew toy shaped like a bone.
She saw the pup through the window now. A Lab-retriever mix, she judged—and currently very busy. ” He spun around. ” As he made the dash, Fiona signaled her newly alerted dogs to stay and sauntered after him. The best way to get a gauge on the man, the dog and their current dynamic was to watch how he handled the situation. ” He wrenched open the door. ” The puppy, obviously unafraid, unrepentant, leaped into the man’s arms and slathered his face with eager kisses. “Cut it out. ” He held the puppy out at arm’s length, where it wagged and wriggled and yipped in delight.