By Alafair Burke
In ny urban, Nights Are harmful. Days Are Numbered. whilst big apple college sophomore Megan Gunther reveals own threats published to an internet site focusing on campus gossip, she's greatly surprised through their menacing tone. anyone understands her day-by-day regimen all the way down to the minute and is gazing her—but because of the anonymity supplied by means of the web, the police inform her there is not anything they could do. Her associates are yes it is a persons suggestion of a comic story, but if Megan is murdered in a vicious assault, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is confident that the net threats are greater than simply empty phrases. With soft, straight-talking companion J. J. Rogan at her aspect, Ellie attempts to spot Megan's enemies, yet she starts off to wonder whether the coed's homicide was once greater than simply the fruits of a cyber obsession. cell files demonstrate a hyperlink among Megan and a murdered actual property agent who used to be dwelling a deadly double lifestyles. The detectives additionally study that the useless actual property agent shared a mystery connection to a celeb magnate whose bodyguard was once mysteriously killed a number of months past. And while Megan's roommate abruptly disappears, they understand they need to locate her ahead of one other younger girl dies. Exposing the darkness that lurks underneath the glamorous floor of latest York urban, 212 provides another "knuckle-biting trip that'll preserve you turning pages till the very finish" (Faye Kellerman).
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The address at the condo turned out to be 212 Lafayette, but the blue glass sign on the bright white exterior marked the building merely as 212. Whereas builders had co-opted the American West a century ago with names like the Dakota, the Wyoming, and the Oregon, the latest flavor was minimalist titles that managed to evoke images of urban perfection with one discreet word: Cielo, Onyx, Azure. And what could be more quintessentially New York than Manhattan’s famous area code—212? Dishwater gray puddles had pooled at their feet by the time the elevator reached the seventh floor.
Are you seriously suggesting that Mr. ” Max had warned Ellie that Judge Bandon might be starstruck by Sparks, but she had never imagined that she would hear a judge admit on open record the favoritism shown to the rich and powerful. She turned to glance at Genna Walsh, who was shaking her head in disgust. “What I mean to say,” the judge said, catching himself, “is that Mr. Sparks was at that point known to Detective Hatcher, both as the owner of the property in question and as a respected member of this community.
He was a billionaire. This was his call, and he’d made the wrong one. Rogan leaned his weight back in his chair and rested his palms on top of his closely shaved scalp. ” “Shit,” he said, letting his weight bring his chair back to the floor. He pointed a finger at her across the desk. ” From the very beginning, Rogan had firmly believed that a man as savvy as Sam Sparks wouldn’t eliminate a threat inside an apartment he owned. She, however, had believed it was just the kind of reverse psychology that someone as arrogant as Sparks would employ.
212: A Novel by Alafair Burke