By William Bernhardt
"A completely wonderful page-turner."
Leeman Hayes, a black teen in Tulsa, is accused of brutally murdering a tender lady. As lawyer Ben Kincaid struggles to drag jointly a security, a tender boy is falling into the clutches of a kid molester. Ten-year-old Abie Rutherford, lonely and determined for approval, thinks the good-looking, smiling stranger within the baseball cap will be that pal he has longed for.
When Abie Rutherford vanishes and not using a hint one scorching summer time day, Ben Kincaid, like each person else in Tulsa, fears the worst. Then a bone-chilling discovery compels Ben to forge a hyperlink among the lacking boy and the probably hopeless case of Leeman Hayes--thereby igniting the fuse for the main explosive court case of Ben's career.
"An spell binding homicide secret . . . The finishing is either stunning and explosive."
--The Sunday Oklahoman
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He had been a good cop once. There was a small hole in the center of a splotch of blood on the bed, at about shoulder level if the victim’s head had been on the pillow. “Rusty was first, I guess,” Hardy said. “He was sleeping, maybe. Lying down. ” Glitsky jammed his hands further into his pockets. “What the hell are you talking about? ” Hardy let out a breath. “Ingraham. Rusty Ingraham. He lives, lived here. ” Glitsky was looking somewhere over Hardy’s shoulder, not focusing, putting it together.
Drysdale’s answer, now famous in the lore of the city, was “If they could do the job, I’d hire chimpanzees. ” Of course, the media played this to mean that Drysdale thought women, gays, and other minorities of all stripes were worthless. He had followed his aphorism with the more balanced statement that some jobs-airline pilot, brain surgeon, prosecuting attorney-ought to be filled by qualified candidates, not by quota, but San Francisco reporters know news when they hear it, and calling chimpanzees smarter than minorities was good copy, even if that wasn’t what he said, much less meant.
Had been forced to drop charges on him twice for murder and four times for rape. He was good at not leaving evidence, or at making witnesses reluctant to testify. The one time Baker went to trial for attempted murder and mayhem on a man who had talked too long to his girlfriend in a 7-Eleven, the man had finally refused to identify him when the crunch came. He got all the way to the stand, then looked at Baker at the defendant’s table and evidently decided that if he pointed the finger at him, he would not live to see his grandchildren.