By James R. Benn
In his time investigating crimes for either the Boston police officers and normal Ike's eu forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle hasn't encountered a serial killer. yet now it seems like he may--a serial killer with a very scary schedule. officials from the yank troops stationed in Caserta, Italy, no longer faraway from Naples, were stumbled on murdered. Lieutenant Norman Landry used to be came upon at the back of a offer tent together with his neck snapped. Captain Max Galante, MD, used to be strangled at the related evening, and his physique left in a backyard outdoors HQ. The MOs are different, and it kind of feels just like the officials had no connection to one another, yet one scary truth hyperlinks the murders: each one physique used to be found with a unmarried taking part in card: the Lieutenant, the 10 of hearts; the Captain, the jack of hearts. The message appears to be like clear--if the assassin isn't really apprehended, the larger ranks could be subsequent. Billy is shipped to Italy for the research, which grows more and more sinister. yet he has different issues on his brain, too. His female friend, Diana, is on a really harmful secret agent project, and Billy does not understand when--or if--he'll see her back. To make concerns worse, Billy's simply discovered that his child brother, Danny, is being despatched over to Europe as an infantry substitute, an exceptionally harmful project. And all round him, he sees GIs struggling with strive against fatigue getting ready for another battle. As the invasion at Anzio starts, Billy must retain a funky head amidst worry and terror because the killer calculates his subsequent strikes.
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I asked. “The bodies were found yesterday morning. As soon as Fifth Army put two and two together, they sounded the alarm. ” “There must be a lot of nervous majors, not to mention colonels and generals,” I said. “From the cables in the file, I think it’s a general who sounded the alarm. But he probably got a major to do the work. Count in the British, and there are probably a thousand majors within five miles of Caserta Palace. ” I leafed through the paperwork. Orders to proceed without delay to Naples and report to Major John Kearns at Fifth Army HQ.
Americans—Italy—Fiction. 5. Serial murder investigation—Fiction. I. Title. 6—dc22 2011018081 Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 This book is for— Camille Claudia Emma Luke Nathaniel Noah Oliver The future. swift there came a mortal terror; voices that I knew. The Epic of Hades, Book II, Actaeon Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Part One Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Part Two Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventen Chapter Eighteen Part Three Chapter Nineteen Chapter Twenty Chapter Twenty-One Chapter Twenty-Two Chapter Twenty-Three Chapter Twenty-Four Chapter Twenty-Five Chapter Twenty-Six Chapter Twenty-Seven Chapter Twenty-Eight Chapter Twenty-Nine Chapter Thirty Chapter Thirty-One Chapter Thirty-Two Chapter Thirty-Three Chapter Thirty-Four Chapter Thirty-Five Chapter Thirty-Six Chapter Thirty-Seven Chapter Thirty-Eight Chapter Thirty-Nine Chapter Forty Part Four Chapter Forty-One Epilogue Author’s Note Acknowledgments PART ONE Switzerland CHIASSO, SWITZERLAND SWISS-ITALIAN BORDER January 1944 CHAPTER ONE KIM PHILBY OWED me one.
This was not the time for visions of Sister Mary Margaret. “I don’t know. It’s everything. The war, the innocent deaths, all the lives ripped apart. It’s too much to bear. ” We struggled out of our clothes, not wanting to separate for a second, eager to release our bodies from the confines of belts and buttons. I laughed when Diana pulled off her tunic, half expecting all the saints in Switzerland to barge through the door. ” I laughed some more and Diana giggled as the pile of clothes by the side of the bed grew, layers of her undergarments mixing with my civvies, until we were under the duvet, basking in the warmth of our flesh on a cold winter night, safe from the murderous conflict that threatened from all points of the compass.
A Mortal Terror: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery by James R. Benn