By Marcus Wynne
Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs meets Richard Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior during this mystery that races at breakneck pace--from the severely acclaimed writer who gave Stephen Coonts “a nightmare for a week.”Alfie Woodard continuously completes a undertaking. the talents he discovered within the Australian distinctive Air carrier have carried over to his new existence as an Aboriginal religious chief and agreement killer for drug lord Jay Burrell. Alfie understands how you can stalk and kill a sufferer, then disappear and not using a hint. yet it’s the ritualistic murders and the devouring of his sufferers through the Aboriginal rite that ship a transparent message to Burrell’s enemies.Charley Payne was once wasting it. He had spent his existence as a door kicker for the U.S. imperative Intelligence organization within the world’s sizzling spots. whilst his buddy, Police Detective Sergeant Bobby Lee Martaine discovered that Charley used to be turning into a hazard to himself and his missions, Bobby Lee provided him a task. buying and selling in his weapons for a digicam, Charley reveals his new lifestyles as a forensic photographer within the dual towns uneventful and peaceful—just what he wanted, until eventually Charley is termed in to picture a ugly homicide scene. There aren't any fingerprints and just one clue, a extraordinary Aboriginal portray. such a lot within the police division start to suspect a serial killer is at the free. Bobby Lee is ultimate in on Alfie, yet Alfie realized within the SAS project isn't really whole if you’ve left a path at the back of. while Bobby Lee and his kin occur lifeless, Charley returns to the best way of the gun. yet he'll be battling a conflict at the non secular leader’s turf within the Australian outback. A struggle to the loss of life that came about within the Aboriginal dream global 5 centuries earlier than.
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She held the 4© 6 print and studied it long and carefully. " "I have a good one. " Charley fetched the book from the tall oak bookcase. Mara handed him the photograph and thumbed quickly through the book. She turned to one page and pointed at a photograph of an Aboriginal man with an intricately drawn series of squares on his chest. " she said. " Charley held the photograph beside the illustration in the book. " "I know someone who could tell you for certain," Mara said, gazing wide awake at Charley over her raised knees.
The motorcycle rider pulled into the left-hand lane and stopped beside him. Madison stared straight ahead, but his peripheral vision was enough to give him some idea of what the rider looked like: black helmet with full face visor, long kinky hair in a ponytail hanging beneath the helmet and down his back, black leather jacket and snug black denim pants, heavy black boots and gloves. The motorcycle rider looked over at Madison for a long moment. Madison continued to stare straight ahead. When the light changed, the rider raised his right hand from the throttle and waved at Madison, who finally looked at him before the rider put his hand back on the throttle and revved the motor, then accelerated forward and pulled a wheelie through the otherwise empty intersection and roared away.
Nothing funny about this nut-job. We are going to find him. " Charley turned and looked speculatively up at the beige walls of the house. He stroked his cheek with one finger as he took a final drag off his cigarette, then dropped it, still smoldering into the driveway's gravel. "I'll work that picture hard," he said. "There's something familiar about it. I've seen something like that before. " "Get me the prints before you start researching it. " "In what, I don't know. 4 Charley lay back in the bed and stared up at the patterns on the spackled ceiling.
Warrior in the Shadows by Marcus Wynne