By Robert W. Walker
Welcome to Chicago, 1893 -- the place new wonders are being unveiled . . . and a monster feeds at the unsuspecting. Tens of hundreds of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept city in the midst of the US for the good Exposition of 1893 -- to determine the long run and to experience Mr. Ferris's amazing wheel. A urban of desire and difficulty has stuck the eye of the realm -- and a maniacal killer has made it his looking floor. Inspector Alastair Ransom incorporates the load of the lifeless on his shoulders. yet a demon a ways worse than Ransom's personal is unfastened -- a bloodthirsty killer who preys on Chicago's so much weak voters, his grisly handiwork masked via the glitter and frenzy of the World's reasonable. yet a haunted detective does not discover how determined his seek has turn into -- for every passing hour brings the slayer in the direction of his subsequent meant sufferer: Alastair Ransom.
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You can as well wait outside, Alastair,” replied Kohler. ” “I’m glad you think so, Dr. Tewes,” piped in the cynical and equally skeptical Carmichael. ” asked Ransom. “I see through touch, Mr. ” Tewes addressed the skeptics without looking away from the black orbs that’d once been two distinct human eyes. ” Carmichael vigorously pursued. ” “I hired Dr. Tewes for his special talents, Mr. ” announced Kohler. ” Tewes had gone back to reading the severed head. Ransom frowned and thought Tewes a wily con artist indeed—smart.
Tewes. ” “Yes, I suppose I might’ve. I certainly understand your skepticism. After all, you’re paid to be cynical! But look here, I’m telling the truth about New York. ” asked Grifﬁn, eager to hear more. ” asked Griff. “The killer fashioned it himself. ” asked Grifﬁn, playing into Tewes’s hand. “The unique nature of the instrument. I’ve studied garroting devices. None that I have seen utilize two strands crossed into a diamond shape of this nature. ” asked Grifﬁn. “I mean if the victims are already dead .
Left him with only his ticket home. Cashed it in, but too late to get a cab back to the dorm. Fell asleep here. Woke up . . stepped into the men’s room . ” “I think it’s time we reunited head and body and get all to Dr. Fenger,” Ransom said, making a play for the head. ” Tewes dramatically added. ” Something in the message or perhaps Tewes’s resonant voice dredged from the diaphragm, or a combination of the two held Parthipans, Griff, and even the cynical Carmichael suddenly enthralled along with Kohler.
City for Ransom by Robert W. Walker