By Alafair Burke
In manhattan urban, Nights Are risky. Days Are Numbered. whilst big apple collage sophomore Megan Gunther reveals own threats published to an internet site focusing on campus gossip, she's greatly surprised by way of their menacing tone. anyone is aware her day-by-day regimen all the way down to the minute and is observing her—but due to the anonymity supplied through the net, the police inform her there is not anything they could do. Her associates are definite it is a persons' inspiration of a shaggy dog story, but if Megan is murdered in a vicious assault, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is confident that the web threats are greater than simply empty phrases. With delicate, straight-talking companion J. J. Rogan at her facet, Ellie attempts to spot Megan's enemies, yet she starts to wonder whether the coed's homicide used to be greater than simply the fruits of a cyber obsession. telephone documents exhibit a hyperlink among Megan and a murdered genuine property agent who used to be residing a perilous double lifestyles. The detectives additionally examine that the lifeless actual property agent shared a mystery connection to a star rich person whose bodyguard used to be mysteriously killed a couple of months past. And whilst Megan's roommate unexpectedly disappears, they be aware of they must locate her prior to one other younger lady dies. Exposing the darkness that lurks underneath the glamorous floor of latest York urban, 212 promises yet one more "knuckle-biting trip that'll preserve you turning pages till the very finish" (Faye Kellerman).
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Extra resources for 212: A Novel
She let her gaze move to the left, where the head of what Sparks Industries called its Corporate Security Division, Nick Dillon, sat on a bench behind Sparks and Guerrero. Before Dillon was associated with either Sparks or Mancini, he’d been a member of the NYPD. After a stint working for a private military contractor, he’d moved on to Sparks. Now he was one of those lucky former cops who collected both a city pension and a private paycheck. Dillon had been Mancini’s immediate supervisor. He had also been his friend.
Sparks is, as we all know, an extremely successful man. A break-in at one of his showcase personal properties would send a message to him. ” “And to be clear, is Mr. ” “Of course not,” Ellie said. If she were revealing the whole truth, she would have told Judge Bandon that at one point they of course had looked at Sparks as a suspect, but had quickly cleared him. ” In polite courtroom discourse, ADA Max Donovan referred to her as Detective Hatcher. But this was not the whole truth, either. If courtrooms had anything to do with the whole truth, he would call her Ellie.
According to Max, Guerrero was a hard-line anticommunist from Miami who had first applied to law school to help other Cubans apply for political asylum but, as lawyers often do, had since forged another—and more lucrative—path. Now he was one of the few corner-office partners at a five-hundred-plus-attorney law firm who had actual trial experience. He was the charismatic guy the eggheads brought in when the documents had been reviewed, briefs had been filed, depositions were over, and it was time to talk to a judge or a jury.
212: A Novel by Alafair Burke