By Mariah Stewart
Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the prepared talents of a profiler to his new place as a Mercy highway starting place operative–and now not a second too quickly. His first task, the cold-case homicide of an area soup kitchen volunteer, has all of the telltale symptoms 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 situations were rigorously posed. And whilst a fourth sufferer is came upon, the 2 investigators observe 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 aim bring about the main chilling cognizance of all.
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Because if this is supposed to be funny …” “It’s not a joke, Mrs. Walker. ” “Oh, my God. You’re serious. ” She began to cry. ” “We have an investigator ready to start work on this, next week. ” “I can’t believe this,” she said again. ” “There are no guarantees, Mrs. Walker. Please understand that. ” “Which is basically nothing,” she said bitterly. “They aren’t any closer now than they were the day Ross died. I call down there to the police department and every month it’s the same. ‘I’m sorry, Mrs.
He shrugged. Maybe it had been Calhoun Street, or the name of some other president. Buchanan, maybe. Whatever. He took his time dialing, remembering some very good times at the University of Nebraska. There’d been that hot little blonde at the Phi Mu house. Cheryl something. At the last reunion he’d attended, he’d heard she’d gone into TV reporting. ” a woman’s voice answered the phone. “Is this Mrs. ” Sam asked, his college memories swiftly put aside. ” “Mrs. Walker, this is Sam DelVecchio. I’m with the—” “Mercy Street Foundation,” she said with obvious relief.
They aren’t any closer now than they were the day Ross died. I call down there to the police department and every month it’s the same. ‘I’m sorry, Mrs. ” “I read about those other cases you people solved. Those kids there in Pennsylvania, and that college girl down in Maryland. ” “It’s much easier when all your efforts and resources are concentrated on one case. ” Mallory hesitated. She probably shouldn’t box Sam in but it was too late now. ” “Tell Mr. DelVecchio I’ll be waiting to hear from him.
Acts of Mercy: A Mercy Street Novel by Mariah Stewart