Burn (Michael Bennett)
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
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Detective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career.
At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good.
Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemend building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the demented caller seriously--and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.
fairy tale, I thought. My hands found Mary Catherine’s waist and I was kissing her. “I don’t deserve you. You know that, right?” I whispered as we came up for air. “You’re one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Hell, to anyone.” “You mean that, don’t you?” Mary Catherine said, staring point-blank into my eyes. She suddenly broke away from me and jogged a little bit ahead. “Come on, now. Hop to it. Let’s work off some of that ice cream, Detective!” she called back to me. “We need
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chef’s apron, puts on some classical music, and starts to…cut her up like a chicken. I fast-forwarded it, but the last scene I saw was him frying something, Mike. Standing there bare-assed in the blood splatter, swirling butter around something in a copper pan.” It was my turn to stare at the floor tile as he broke down, sobbing and sniffling. It all clicked together. Luminous Properties. Cannibalism. Naomi Chast’s murder. “I’d heard rumors that Chayefsky was into sick, twisted stuff, but I’ve
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