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By Charles Atkins

Retiree sleuths Lilian and Ada locate that even though their city may glance postcard lovely, there’s anything rank festering lower than the skin . . .

Lilian Campbell and her ally and lover, Ada Strauss, are woken early through the sound of sirens: the neighborhood nursing domestic, Nillewaug Village, is ablaze. The police and hearth chiefs locate facts to signify the hearth was once unintended, yet Detective Mattie Perez can’t support yet ask yourself why the smoke alarms didn’t paintings. quickly, it’s having a look much less like coincidence and extra like arson . . . and Lil and Ada are swept up into an research that grows a growing number of advanced, and scary, through the hour

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In Baltimore, investigations of all shootings involving police officers are conducted by homicide detectives rather than internal affairs men; a sergeant and a squad of detectives are assigned to probe every such incident and present a comprehensive report to the departmental brass and the state’s attorney’s office the following morning. Any threat on any police officer, state’s attorney or public official is channeled through the homicide unit, as is any report of an attempt to intimidate a state’s witness.

Beautiful. Pellegrini smiles, content in the knowledge that nothing in this world can come between a cop and his attitude. ” asks Landsman. ” Pellegrini watches Landsman straddle the body, one foot on either side of the dead man’s waist, and begin tugging violently at the sweatpants. The awkward effort jerks the body a few inches across the sidewalk, leaving a thin film of matted blood and brain matter where the head wound scrapes the pavement. Landsman forces a meaty hand inside a front pocket.

Take the statement from your girl,” says Landsman, bumming a cigarette from his detective. ” Pellegrini returns to the coffee room and Landsman slumps into a desk chair. Cigarette smoke slips from the side of his mouth. “Fuck this,” says Jay Landsman to no one in particular. ” And so a graceless, nocturnal ballet resumes, with witnesses gliding past one another beneath the washed-out glare of tube lighting, each flanked by a tired, impassive detective cradling black coffee and enough blank statement forms to record the next round of half-truths.

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