Dust to Dust: A Novel (Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska)

By Tami Hoag

“[Tami Hoag] demonstrates simply why she has develop into one of many most popular names within the suspense video game. final analysis: Leaves pageant within the dust.”—People
 
Sorry. the one note is written on a reflect. In entrance of it hangs a Minneapolis inner Affairs cop. was once it suicide? Or a kinky act became tragic?
 
both manner, it wasn’t homicide. no less than no longer in keeping with the powers that be. yet veteran murder detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, bold companion, Nikki Liska, imagine in a different way. jointly they start to dig on the too-neat edges of the younger cop’s demise, uncovering one motive—and one suspect—after one other. The cloud of suspicion falls not just at the city’s elite, yet over the very middle of the police division. anyone desires the case closed—quickly and perpetually. yet inspite of their careers and their lives at the line, neither Kovac nor Liska will quit. As they unearth a connection among a two-month-old homicide case and one who has been closed for 20 years, they locate themselves chasing a killer who will cease at not anything to maintain a dismal and shattering secret.
 
“Without a doubt, essentially the most extreme suspense writers around.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“Tami Hoag is the queen of the crime story.”—New York Post

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He held the hot glass out to Kovac. “I used to inform Andy he should have gotten despatched domestic from the sanatorium with the inaccurate family members while he was once a child. i'll by no means see how he got here out of that pack of pit bulls. He used to be so good, so sturdy, so sort. ” His eyes reddened round the rims, and he went to the slim window that appeared out at the part of the home. where round the corner was once darkish. “He used to be rather a lot greater than they were,” he stated, the experience of injustice and frustration thickening his voice. “And but he couldn’t cease attempting to win them over. ” Kovac sipped the scotch, understanding initially flavor there has been legitimate cause it expense fifty greenbacks a bottle. Molten gold may flavor this soft. “He was once his father’s favourite for an extended time,” he acknowledged, his eyes regular on Pierce. He eased round to the facet of 1 of the leather-based armchairs for a greater attitude. “I think it was once lovely not easy for him to take rejection from the previous guy. ” “He stored attempting to make it as much as him. as though he had whatever to be sorry for. He sought after the outdated guy to appreciate anything a man like that may by no means clutch in one million years. I instructed Andy to permit it cross, that he couldn’t switch a person else’s brain, yet he wouldn’t hear. ” “How used to be he going to make it as much as him? What may be the trade-off? ” Pierce shrugged. “There isn’t one. That’s simply it. Andy notion possibly they can do whatever jointly. Write the previous man’s memoirs or whatever. He used to discuss that usually, that perhaps if he knew extra concerning the outdated guy, he may perhaps comprehend him larger, locate a few universal flooring with him. He desired to recognize extra concerning the capturing that positioned him within the chair, that being a defining second in Mike’s existence. however the previous guy didn’t have fun with the trouble. He didn’t are looking to speak about what occurred. He didn’t are looking to discuss his emotions. I doubt he had the appropriate vocabulary for it. own enlightenment isn’t excessive at the record for men like Mike Fallon, or Neil. ” “And what approximately Neil? ” Kovac requested. “He claims it didn’t have any influence on him while Andy got here out. ” Pierce laughed. “Sure. arrogant asshole. He hated Andy already. He proposal being the directly one gave him a bonus with the outdated guy. He wasn’t this kind of black sheep anymore. Homosexuality trumps being a felon within the redneck scheme of items. ” “Did Andy see a lot of him? ” “He attempted to do macho, brotherly issues with Neil at times. searching, fishing, that sort of factor. a whole waste of time. Neil didn’t are looking to comprehend Andy or like Andy. Neil didn’t wish something from Andy yet funds. ” “He’d requested Andy for cash? ” “Sure. First he placed it to him as an funding chance. I advised Andy to disregard it. provide Neil the money if he didn’t care if he ever observed it back. As an funding? What a crock. may perhaps besides flush the money down the toilet. ” “What did Andy do? ” “Put him off. saved announcing probably later, hoping Neil may take the trace. ” He drank a few extra of the scotch and muttered, “Investment chance. ” “Did they ever struggle, that you just knew of? ” Pierce shook his head. He sucked the cigarette right down to the clear out and positioned the butt out opposed to a nook of the windowpane.

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