By Marcus Sakey
Jason Palmer enjoyed being a soldier. yet after returning domestic from Iraq with an "other than honorable" discharge, he's discovering rebuilding his lifestyles the hardest conflict yet.Elena Cruz is a skilled cop, the 1st lady to make Chicago's prestigious Gang Intelligence Unit. She's prepared for something the task can throw at her.Until Jason's brother, a well-known neighborhood activist, is murdered in entrance of his personal son.Now, stalked through brutal males with a shadowy schedule, Jason and Elena needs to resolve a conspiracy stretching from the darkest alleys of the ghetto to the manicured lawns of the city's energy agents. In an international the place corruption and violence are easily the price of doing enterprise, broken individuals are all that stand among an blameless child--and the killers who will cease at not anything to discover him.
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Her left breast was missing. She refused to pause for the writer’s ministrations and did not seem to hear his urgings that she sit down and wait for help. She walked past Dickens in a brisk manner and disappeared into the few trees that grew along the bank. He helped two stunned guards extricate the crushed body of another woman from a flattened carriage and lay the body gently on the bank. A man was wading downstream, screaming, “My wife! ” Dickens led him to the corpse. ” Then the man fainted, dropping into the marsh more like someone shot through the heart than through the lungs.
Earlier, even before rescuing Ellen and Mrs Ternan, he had carried out his leather bag carrying most of the manuscript of the sixteenth number of Our Mutual Friend, which he had been working on in France, but now he had remembered that the last two chapters were in his overcoat, which still lay folded in the overhead above their former seats. Standing on the backs of this last row of seats in the swaying, creaking coach, the river thirty feet below reflecting darts of dancing light through the shattered windows, he retrieved the overcoat, pulled the manuscript out to make sure that all the pages were there—it had been slightly soiled but was otherwise intact—and then, still balancing on the seats, he tucked the papers back into his overcoat.
At the City's Edge by Marcus Sakey