By Laurie R. King
Celebrated writer Laurie R. King dazzles secret enthusiasts once more during this, her moment Kate Martinelli secret. the tale unfolds as a band of homeless humans cremate a loved puppy in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. by way of incidents like this, the professionals are prepared to miss a couple of damaged rules. yet 3 weeks later, after the dog's proprietor will get a similar fiery send-off, the SFPD is familiar with it has a major challenge on its fingers. except the truth that they're facing a very grisly murder, Inspector Kate Martinelli and her accomplice, Al Hawkin, have little else to move on. they've got a homeless sufferer with no confident identification, a gaggle of witnesses who've little love for the police officers, and a potential suspect, identified in simple terms as Brother Erasmus. Kate learns that Erasmus is well-acquainted with the park's homeless and with the rarefied surroundings of Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, but he is still an enigma to all. It's obvious that he's certainly not crazy--but he's a fool. Kate starts the not easy job of interrogating a guy who communicates in basic terms via quotations. attempting to study anything of his background leads her alongside a twisting highway to a disbanded cult, long-buried secrets and techniques, the thirst for spirituality, and the starvation for bloody vengeance.
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Maybe he’s taking a little stroll. ” My grandfather loved to sneak slices of cheese from the tasting platters we set on the marble countertop. ” I pointed. Pépère was exiting the Country Kitchen across the street. ” Grandmère muttered something in French, chastising herself for not believing the love of her life, and I smiled. Theirs was the kind of relationship I craved, aged like a fine cheese. “Charlotte,” Rebecca said. ” I cocked my head. Exactly when in the last few minutes did she think I’d had time to do that?
Grandmère seemed to be holding her breath. “This is an adult party, Sylvie,” Matthew hissed. ” “It’s not a place for children. Amy, Clair, I’m sorry. ” Grandmère warned me to stand pat. “I’ll take the girls. ” She crouched and opened her arms. Looking sheepish, the twins scooted to her. She ushered them out of the room, and Pépère trundled after them. An instant later, Matthew grabbed Sylvie by the arm and swept her toward the exit. If looks could kill, Sylvie wasn’t long for this world. I scurried after them, eager to watch Matthew put her in her place.
I like what you’ve done to the place,” Freddy said. ” She flicked her fingernail on his sleeve. ” Freddy snapped his fingers. ” Quinn asked. “Morbier,” Dane said, with the proper French pronunciation—a kid after my grandfather’s heart. Pépère loved the flavorful cheese with the layer of vegetable ash in the middle. ” Quinn asked. ” She bumped Harker again. He grunted. ” “Are, too,” Edsel jibed. ” “Did so, bro. You’ve got cash on the brain. ” “Blame Quinn,” Harker said. “No way,” Quinn countered.