Sooner than Lisbeth Salander, there has been Grace Flint . . . Undercover cop Grace Flint is the easiest within the enterprise: ice-cool stressed, possible fearless, pushed via a necessity to place herself into the main harmful events. till an operation to catch big-time money-launderer Frank Harling is going unsuitable and for the 1st time Grace is totally on the mercy of a violent felony. And mercy isn't a note in his vocabulary. After months of surgical procedure, Grace is bodily restored to an icy attractiveness. yet her superiors worry that her brain, her character, should have been irreversibly broken. So while she insists on returning to responsibility, putting herself once more without delay in harm's approach, there are those people who are convinced that eventually she is going to crack. yet Grace is set to trace down the guy who nearly destroyed her. no matter if it potential going it by myself. whether it potential stepping again into her worst nightmare.

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He bent right down to choose up the keys, curious to grasp why that they had now not registered on him in the course of his seek. there has been a tag connected that learn ‘London flat’, and now he remembered why he had concept them unimportant. ‘Holding out in additional methods than one,’ he acknowledged. Lisa sat down seriously at the swing, crushing the mimosa, offended pink blotches mottling her face. Flint notion she appeared as if she may well burst into tears, and all at once the chance appeared insufferable. unexpectedly she desired to be comprehensive with those humans, bored with their tantrums and petty deceptions. by surprise she didn’t care what Cutter concept or did. ‘Andrew,’ she acknowledged. ‘You acknowledged that issues obtained “too sizzling” for him in England. are you aware what that was once approximately? ’ ‘Some. A policeman obtained killed. It wasn’t Frank’s fault yet he used to be there whilst it occurred. It used to be a few form of seize, a sting operation, and all of it went mistaken. Frank used to be with a consumer who pulled a gun. Frank stated it was once absolutely out of order. He had no notion this fool used to be armed or he wouldn’t were inside of a mile of him. besides, the gun went off by accident and Frank bought the hell out of there. ’ by chance! Flint observed that Hechter used to be learning her face, expecting her response. She willed herself to teach none. ‘This accident,’ she stated neutrally, ‘you hadn’t heard approximately it prior to – examine it within the newspapers, probably? ’ ‘No. I’d been abroad for 5 or six years whilst it occurred. by no means observed the papers a lot. ’ ‘And after the policeman was once killed, what occurred then? ’ ‘I informed you, Frank received out of there as quickly as he may well. It occurred someplace close to Victoria station and he simply ran for it and jumped on a teach. ’ ‘Where did he cross? ’ ‘I don’t understand. All i do know is that Frank bought off on the first cease, chanced on a telephone and known as a few humans he knew, and so they despatched a motor vehicle for him. ’ without warning, Maitland stood up. ‘Do you fancy whatever to drink? A espresso or whatever? ’ ‘What humans? ’ ‘Friends. “My humorous friends”, Frank used to name them. glance, i need to visit the lavatory. ’ ‘Who have been those associates, Andrew? ’ ‘I don’t comprehend. ’ ‘Yes, you do. ’ Maitland used to be backing in the direction of the door, Hechter relocating silently to dam him. ‘I don’t need to know. ’ He grew to become his again on Flint and located himself head to head with Hechter, basically inches among them with nowhere to head. His physique tensed and for a second it appeared he used to be ready to struggle, then his braveness left him and his shoulders sagged. ‘Please,’ he stated. ‘Leave him by myself! Fucking go away him on my own. ’ This used to be Lisa shouting as she got here out of the swing, operating recklessly in the direction of them, tripping on her skirt, falling headlong at the skimpy garden. Maitland acknowledged: ‘Oh, Jesus, I’m so bloody scared. ’ II Pre-dawn over Biscayne Bay, an acid-yellow mild staining the horizon. Fifteen nautical miles due south of Miami, the motor yacht Invincible rides the sullen swells within the lee of Elliott’s Key. at the flying bridge an alarm warbles a delicate caution. Jackson Kurlack places down the night-vision glasses wherein he has been learning his surround­ings and rises stiffly from the helmsman’s chair.

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