By Kirk Russell

3rd within the sequence of crime novels that includes what Booklist known as "far and away the main creative new detective hero," California Fish and online game warden John Marquez's most up-to-date research starts with Marquez at the cell to a exclusive informant as she's mysteriously kidnapped. Marquez and his understaffed team—which is slated for shutdown through most sensible brass—search frantically for the informant of their ultimate weeks, whereas additionally pursuing sturgeon poachers (who could have whatever to do with the abduction) and tangling with either the Russian mob and the FBI alongside the best way. and also you idea your task used to be difficult.

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She got hysterical and told me she was falling in love with me, so maybe you ought to dredge the river. ” Selke walked August through the past few days, where he’d been, whom he’d talked to, who else knew anything about his relationship with Anna. The interview ended at 12:17. Shauf left to drive back to Sacramento, and Marquez stayed to talk with Selke and the SFPD inspector. “It’s going to turn out that she was staying there,” Selke said. “We’ve got a downstairs neighbor that recognizes her and has seen her come and go with August.

Two SFPD patrol units were on the street, their light bars reflecting off the white-painted stairs. Getting to the on-call judge and getting a warrant had delayed Selke’s arrival, and lights were no longer on in the front rooms of the apartment. Through binoculars Marquez watched Selke hit the bell a second time. “Selke called me on his way here,” Shauf said. She took a sip of Coke. ” The front door opened, and August moved onto the threshold, silhouetted by the light from behind him. Selke badged him, showed him the warrant, and August handed it back to him.

What we want you to do is switch sides and start working with us. In return we won’t charge you and arrest you. That’ll keep you out of prison. ” Marquez wiped his hands, checked the camcorder, and then showed Raburn how to operate it. “If we arrest you, then anything we negotiate would have to go through the DA, so we thought we’d try to work it out with you first and keep the District Attorney out of this. ” Raburn didn’t answer and picked up the camcorder. He played it back and then dismissed it.

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