By J. A. Jance
The research of LaShawn Tompkins's homicide turns out effortless sufficient. Upon his unencumber from demise row, the ex-drug broker back to his previous local, the place he was once gunned down on his mother's doorstep. simply one other case of turf war. not less than that is what it appears like at the floor to Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont, who is been passed the project below the strictest self belief. yet as Beau starts off digging, the placement turns into extra advanced than he'd suggestion. it seems that LaShawn particularly had grew to become over a brand new leaf on the King highway venture and his homicide was once premeditated. an individual had detailed the fellow for loss of life. in the meantime, Beau's lover and fellow cop, Mel Soames, is given her personal hush-hush research. A regimen payment on registered intercourse offenders has printed a aggravating development: they're loss of life off at an alarming price, and never all as a result of common motives. info of the most recent demise recommend an inside of activity, and Mel isn't really letting this cross. abruptly, Mel's research turns into entangled with Beau's, and the 2 start to discover a nightmarish conspiracy which may contain humans in excessive places—including their very own best brass.
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Ms. Tompkins may be sustained by faith in this difficult time, but the same can’t be said for many of her Rainier Valley neighbors, who fear some new killer now stalking their streets. Ms. Janie Griswold, who has lived next door to Etta Mae Tompkins for the past twenty-five years, is very disturbed by what happened last Friday. “It’s one thing for drug dealers to go around killing other drug dealers,” she said. ” 43 J. A. Jance Attorney Amy Duckworth, who now works for Gavin, Gavin, and Plane, a Bellevue area law firm, was one of a number of students who worked on LaShawn Tompkins’s case as part of the Innocence Project, an organi zation devoted to post-conviction examination of DNA evidence.
That’s another story. In the old days, I never subscribed to one. I bummed them, used, in restaurants and coffee shops so I could work the crossword puzzles, but as far as having one show up outside my door on a regular basis? Never. Until Mel Soames turned up in my life, that is. JUSTICE DENIED She’s a news junkie. She listens, watches, and reads. I finally got tired of her griping about not having a morning paper. When I said fine, let’s have one, then, she went ahead and ordered two—both the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Times.
Ja, sure,” he said, getting shakily to his feet. ” Left alone in the room with Beverly, I sat there for a long time simply watching her sleep. She seemed serene, untroubled, and unafraid. Leaving her asleep, I went out into the corridor 47 J. A. Jance and placed the necessary calls, telling Scott and Kelly what was going on. They both wanted to know if they should drop everything and come home. “I don’t think so,” I said. ” Kelly demanded. How my daughter somehow had transformed herself from a headstrong, dippy teenager into an amazingly practical adult is one of the mysteries of the universe, and it never fails to surprise me.