By Craig Larsen
At the foggy streets of Seattle, a serial killer often called the road Butcher is terrorising town. Newspaper photographer Nick Wilder is acquainted with seeing grotesque murder scenes. but if the road Butcher claims Nick's brother his most recent casualty, the case all at once turns into very own. made up our minds to discover his brother's killer, Nick stumbles right into a dizzying labyrinth of deceit and chance. As he digs deeper, Nick discovers his personal previous holds a key to unmasking a smart, diabolical psychopath. however the genuine reasons in the back of the murders are as chilly and stark as Seattle's winters - and masses extra blood will spill ahead of Nick learns the frightening truth."Excellent - every thing a good mystery should still be."--Lee Child"Larsen takes you right into a irritating international of intimate probability and darkish passion."--Harlan Coben"Harrowing and twisted, Mania takes readers on a dismal trip of bone-chilling terror. it is a white knuckle read!"--Gregg Olsen"In Mania, Craig Larsen faucets into the inner most terrors locked in our cracked minds. there's actual evil the following, mixed with the best of all fears, that the evil we worry such a lot is living in our personal hearts. a quick and exciting debut."--William Lashner"One of the main outstanding mystery debuts of 2009."--art-n-literature.com
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He wanted time to settle himself, and he could just as easily upload his photographs onto his laptop and send them into the office from there, using the café’s wireless link. He twisted the key in the ignition and flicked on the windshield wipers, unconsciously squeezing his arms against his ribs, tightening his fingers around the plastic steering wheel as he pulled away from the curb. Lost in his thoughts, haunted by the vision of the corpse lying butchered in the wet grass, Nick had no way of knowing that just a few minutes later Sara Garland would fall into his life, unexpectedly, with the certain grace of a diver swooping without a splash into a deep pool of water.
Com For my brother who has been my cornerstone and who has blazed all my trails Contents PART 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 PART 2 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 PART 3 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 PART 4 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 PART 5 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 PART 6 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37 Chapter 38 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS PART 1 chapter 1 The murder seemed to unfold out of step with time.
Sam had taken him in and helped him through college. Nick wanted to be grateful. He needed the money. He barely had enough in his checking account to make rent. Resentment was welling up inside him so strongly, though, that Nick could barely restrain himself from hurling the bundle of cash at the back of his brother’s head. Like a rock. Like a jagged, heavy chunk of stone. Nick felt his teeth clench. Sam was striding gracefully next to him as though he hadn’t been at all affected by the vodka. His posture was rigidly upright.