By Luke Delaney
Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan isn't really like different detectives. An unthinkable youth left him with a fierce decision to guard the blameless. however it additionally marked him with a capability to spot the darkness in others--a darkness he acknowledges nonetheless exists deep inside of himself.
When a tender guy is located brutally murdered, Corrigan, accountable for South London's homicide research group, takes the case. yet what first seems to be an easy household homicide in a short time leads Corrigan to a number of different sufferers and the main risky killer he's ever encountered. The offender alterations his modus operandi with each one crime and leaves at the back of no longer a shred of usable forensic facts. nonetheless, Corrigan is familiar with past a doubt that an identical guy is at the back of each one of those deaths, and he quickly unearths himself in a deadly online game of cat and mouse with a killer who moves a ways too with regards to domestic.
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The mount captain laughed heartily beneath his steel hel met, elbowing the sailor sitting next to him, then said in a deep voice, “You ain’t no newbie, sir. Don’t let Mr. Tremain fool you here, boys. ” “Maybe. ” The mount captain raised an open palm. “I know all about it. You submariners can’t talk about nothing. You’ve probably sunk more ships than Smitty here’s ever set eyes on, but you can’t tell us a lick about it. I know, I know, the silent service and all that hoo-hah! Well, don’t you worry none, Commander.
Blinking signal lamps ﬂashed from their superstructures as signalmen on the darkened bridges translated and relayed messages back and forth between ships. “The situation seems pretty cut-and-dry,” McCandles con tinued. “The Japanese are going to try to pull their troops off Vella LaVella tonight. I guess they’re ﬁnally going to give up that little scrap of an island. They’re all set to abandon it, but you know what that means, don’t you, Jack? It means they’ll leave Vella LaVella tonight and tomorrow we’ll ﬁnd them burrowed in on the next island up the Slot.
All obstruc tions had been long since cleared away, all potential obstacles to damage control parties stowed away, all watertight and ﬂood control doors fastened shut. Her three-hundred-odd sailors—some bedecked in bulky salt-stained life vests, some in cumbersome steel gray helmets, some shirtless—assembled SINK THE SHIGURE 31 at their various battle stations inside and out of the destroyer’s 376-foot hull, waiting anxiously for the inevitable encounter with the as yet unseen enemy. Like her two cohorts, the Chevalier was made for war, with nearly every piece of equipment above her waterline devoted to that end.