By Greg Iles
Will Jennings, his spouse and little lady are a contented American kinfolk, dwelling in Mississippi. Hickey is a conman and kidnapper. He pursuits his sufferers very conscientiously and takes nice pains to ensure not anyone is ever damage. He has but to kill. All his sufferers have get a hold of the cash and the professionals have by no means been concerned. His ideal checklist is right down to issues: One, he regularly remains with the oldsters or individual with the cash. , he by no means asks for greater than they could have the funds for. but if he attempts to tear Will's relations aside, he will get much more than he bargained for...All in a single fateful day.
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In truth, though she doubted Winsor’s ability to assess her mental state, she knew the assessment was needed. This was a big deal. She wasn’t sure, even now, whether she really appreciated quite how big. ’ Maybe he was better at this than she’d thought. ‘I’ve spoken to people who’ve done the job,’ she said. ’ ‘Ah, yes. ’ He spoke the name as if experimenting with an unfamiliar word. ‘Well, yes, Hugh was a great success in the role. ’ He left the phrase hanging, suggesting that he could say more.
She’d expected to be out cold on the return flight, but she’d slept fitfully, disturbed by the comings and goings of the flight attendants and the noisy family next to her. She felt semi-conscious. She’d already alighted from the shuttle bus at the wrong stop and was having to trawl through the rows of vehicles, dragging her wheeled suitcase behind her, to wherever her own car was parked. She’d planned to go back into work today, but that increasingly seemed like a bad idea. Everyone expected her to take the day off, anyway.
The man was a pro. Somehow, even from this distance, with his back half-turned towards her, she had no doubt. A hitman. Fucking wet work. And Jake was the bloody target. It wasn’t entirely a surprise. She knew what Jake had done. She knew the kinds of enemies he must have made. And she knew that, in part, she was responsible. Her first instinct was to try to intervene. But even as she was considering her options, the scene changed. The man pushed himself away from the doorframe and stood back. Two more figures appeared, dragging Jake, still naked, between them.
24 Hours by Greg Iles