Milk and Honey: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)

By Faye Kellerman

In the silent pre-dawn urban hours—alone with histhoughts approximately Rina Lazarus, the lady he loves, threethousand miles away in New York—LAPD detectivePeter Decker reveals a small baby, deserted andcovered with blood that's not her personal. it's a soberingdiscovery, and a puzzling one, for no one in thedevelopment the place she used to be came upon steps ahead toclaim the little girl.

Obsessed extra deeply by means of this example than he imaginedpossible, Decker is decided to keep on with the scantclues to a solution. yet his path is top him to a killingground the place 4 our bodies lie nonetheless and useless. Andby the time Rina returns, Peter Decker is already heldfast in a sticky mass of hatred, ardour, and murder—ina international the place severe sweetness is observed through adeadly sting.

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Advantages of rape counseling defined a number of occasions to either sufferer and mom, yet sufferer nonetheless refuses any psych therapy at present. mom will be an obstacle. Decker heard padded ft imminent and positioned the chart within the holder ahead of the nurse spotted him. He entered the room, stumbled on a chair, positioned it subsequent to Myra’s mattress, and pulled the privateness curtain round the mattress and himself. The noise of the steel jewelry dragging around the rod woke her up. She jumped up, startled, yet fell again on her mattress a second later. “Great,” she stated. “Open my eyes and what do I see? one other cop. depart me on my own. I already sayed what i would like to claim. ” Decker checked out the teenaged whore. Her correct cheek have been bandaged the place the knife wound was once. the remainder of her face was once undeniably beautiful. She was once light-skinned, with amber almond-shaped eyes that slanted upward, giving her a touch of the Orient. Her jawline was once lengthy and modern, her complexion gentle. Her lips have been thick, her nostril extensive and poreless, her shoulder-length hair jet black, unruly and coarse, giving her a wild and attractive glance. She had the sheet pulled as much as her neck, till she spotted Decker’s eyes upon her. She decreased it, permitting him to work out her open sanatorium dress, see huge mounds of coffee-colored breasts. “Like brown sugar, honey? ” Her voice was once hoarse. Decker didn’t solution. “Can continuously use extra fuzz in my pocket,” she stated. “How many folks do you will have? ” Myra smiled. “Why don’tchu subscribe to the membership and discover? ” “Amazing you’re nonetheless going again to the alternate after what occurred to you. ” Myra used to be silent. She lined herself. “Your major guy urgent you a bit challenging, Myra? ” Decker stated. “You don’t paintings, it’s fewer pennies in his pocket. ” “Pennies? ” Myra laughed. “Honey, I make extra in a month than you do in a 12 months. ” “I don’t doubt that,” Decker stated. “But we all know it’s no longer what you get, it’s what you retain. ” Myra’s smile disappeared. “Fuck off. I’m no longer gonna do it and that’s that. So don’t attempt to persuade me not more, or I’m gonna get actual pissed and drop the entire case. ” Decker didn’t say something, simply attempted to assimilate what he’d simply heard. Drop the entire case? Myra looked as if it would misunderstand his silence. “Look,” she acknowledged. “I sayed all this earlier than, yet I’ll say it back. Ain’t the 1st time I’ve been reduce up—been the worst time, however it ain’t the 1st time. i'm going testify and ’spite all yo’ double-talk approximately none of my previous background comin’ out, it’s gonna pop out. ” Decker needed to improvise. “The jury should be urged to exclude any of your sexual history—” “Shit, shit, and extra shit,” Myra stated. She took out an emery board from her nightstand drawer. Her eyes glanced on the clock. “What the hell do you think that you doin’, botherin’ me together with your shit at six-thirty within the morning? I didn’t even brush my tooth but. ” “I’m sorry approximately that. ” “I bet,” Myra acknowledged. She sawed her nail assistance furiously. “Go away. ” Decker stated, “I simply want—” “You simply need a sizeable gold megastar in your checklist, and also you don’t supply a shit what occurs to me. allow me inform you this, Mister Policeman.

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