By Greg Iles
From "New York Times" bestselling writer Greg Iles comes his newest travel de strength mystery -- an unforgettable plunge right into a global of intercourse, violence, marital betrayal, scientific malpractice, and Southern intrigue...all of which occurs within the span of 1 livid, terrifying day.In "Third Degree," Greg Iles takes us to the idyllic city of Athens aspect, Mississippi, to probe underneath the outside of the trendy American marriage -- the place the looks of perfection conceals a soul-searing clash of unnerving depth and violent chance. full of the storytelling brilliance and twisting suspense that mesmerized readers of "True Evil, Turning Angel," and "Blood Memory," Iles's most modern novel offers a strong, revelatory analyzing experience.
Laurel Shields, thirty-five and mom of 2, awakens to discover that her husband, Warren, a widespread neighborhood surgeon, isn't in mattress together with her. Creeping out to the kitchen in their palatial domestic, she sees him throughout the doorway of his learn, wildly pulling books from the cabinets. weeks past, Warren and his companion have been trained by way of the IRS that their scientific perform used to be being audited; seeing that then the strain on Dr. Shields has gradually ratcheted up.
But Laurel has difficulties of her personal. speedy returning to the bed room, she locks herself within the grasp bathtub, opens a house being pregnant checking out equipment, and fearfully assessments herself. "PREGNANT," pronounces the electronic readout. Laurel closes her eyes as if soaking up information of a dying, then fast hides the facts. She isn't certain who the daddy is. Summoning all her power, she walks into the kitchen to hold out the performing functionality of her life.
Later that morning, Laurel returns domestic and is stunned to discover her husband's automobile nonetheless parked within the driveway. the home has an odd stillness to it. within the den, she reveals Warren sitting at the couch within the comparable outfits he wore the day before today. His face is light and unshaven, his eyes hole with worry. Then, in come the kids, blameless of it all....
So starts off the main terrifying day within the background of a wedding, person who in lower than 5 hours will make the Shields condo the vortex of a nerve-wracking siege. whereas a frightened ring of armed males awaits its likelihood to typhoon the suburban domestic, contained in the residence the clock ticks down on publicity of Laurel's poor mystery. yet she isn't by myself in her lies. ahead of the siege is thru, this terrifying drama will pull in determined characters from the city and force Dr. Shields, his spouse, and her lover to the very breaking point of sanity and survival.
Rich with Southern surroundings, and perceptively laced with the tacit deceptions and mental cracks present in approximately all marriages, "Third Degree" gives you one other knockout, page-turning learn from Greg Iles, "the poster boy of southern gothic thrillers" ("Kirkus Reviews"), and proves back that Iles is today's remarkable grasp of the suspense novel.
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Er schaute hinüber zu einer Vase voll verblühter Blumen, die die Köpfe hängen ließen. Ein Mitarbeiter der Spurensicherung hatte sich gerade darübergebeugt und suchte nach Fingerabdrücken. Der Pfarrer schluckte. « Er musterte Lee. Er wollte wohl sehen, wie der seine Erklärungen aufnahm. Offenbar versuchte Flaherty, seine Unschuld zu beweisen, was allerdings nicht zwingend bedeutete, dass er auch etwas zu verbergen hatte. Lee wusste, dass auch völlig Unschuldige manchmal in Gegenwart der Polizei nervös wurden.
Lee dachte daran, wie die letzten Momente im Leben der jungen Frau abgelaufen sein mussten: Eine Kraft von fünf Kilogramm auf der Kehle führte innerhalb von dreißig Sekunden zur Bewusstlosigkeit und etwa dreizehneinhalb Kilo über vier bis fünf Minuten zum Tod. Ihre Lippen waren blau angelaufen, ebenso wie die porzellangleichen Wangen. Wenigstens hat er ihr Gesicht nicht zerstört. Lee hatte schon oft darüber nachgedacht, wie merkwürdig es war, dass Strangulierte manchmal so friedlich wirkten, als wären alles Leid und aller Schmerz dieser Welt für immer von ihnen abgefallen.
Gut, Ralph«, sagte Butts. »Ich will Sie hier nicht lange festhalten. Fällt Ihnen irgendjemand ein, der Marie etwas hätte antun wollen? « �Also, sie war sehr nett und vertrauensselig. Ich wüsste niemanden, der sie nicht mochte. « Ralph rutschte auf seinem Stuhl nach vorn. »Eine Sache war da …« �Ja? « �Na ja, ich hatte das Gefühl, sie würde sich mit jemandem treffen – mit einem anderen, meine ich. « �Okay. « Ralph sah auf seine Finger, die fest ineinander verschlungen in seinem Schoß lagen. »Nein.