By Mariah Stewart
Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the willing talents of a profiler to his new place as a Mercy highway starting place operative–and no longer a second too quickly. His first project, the cold-case homicide of an area soup kitchen volunteer, has the entire telltale indicators of a serial killer’s paintings. That grim suspicion is proven whilst FBI agent Fiona Summers stocks the main points of 2 different killings with eerie similarities to Sam’s case: The our bodies in all 3 circumstances were conscientiously posed. And whilst a fourth sufferer is stumbled on, the 2 investigators discover they’re pursuing an identical twisted quarry.Local parish priest Kevin Burch, Mercy road founder Robert Magellan’s cousin, acknowledges the posings for what they're: The killer is staging the church’s seven Acts of Mercy (“Feed the hungry, dress the bare . . .”) with the our bodies of his sufferers. yet as Sam and Fiona race to avoid the ultimate 3 murders, taunting messages from their objective bring about the main chilling recognition of all.
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Mallory swiped one of the peaches and took a bite before Trula could stop her. “I’d love to have someone on the staff with his credentials, someone who has a deep understanding of criminal behavior. ” Trula searched a cabinet, noisily moving pans from one place to another. She found what she was looking for—a glass pie plate—and closed the cabinet door. “Yeah. Sam has a lot of experience there. He was in some special FBI unit that handled the most challenging cases. ” Mallory grabbed a paper towel to wipe the peach juice from her chin.
Sam glanced at the sparkly round diamond on her ring finger and silently wished a lot of luck to the guy who’d placed it there. Mallory must have caught the look, because she grinned and wiggled her finger to catch the light with the stone. “Pretty, isn’t it? ” Sam nodded, and Mallory laughed. “You’ll meet Charlie soon enough,” she told him. “He’s a detective in Conroy, and there are times when we need him to get a little info for us. ” Sam nodded, already planning to check to make sure the details of Ross Walker’s murder had been entered into the Bureau’s computer system.
She sat back in her chair, her arms crossed against her chest. ” He shifted a bit uneasily in his seat. ” He nodded. ” “To some extent,” Sam admitted sheepishly. She closed the folder. “Mr. ” “Miss Russo, maybe we should start this interview again from the beginning. ” “I’ve already told you that your experience as a profiler made your resume stand out, so that cat’s already out of the bag. ” Sam nodded. “For the past six years, I’ve been on call to several of the Bureau’s top investigative units.