By John Sandford
A prosperous widow returns to her huge domestic in an specific Minneapolis suburb to discover blood far and wide, no physique - and her pupil daughter lacking. immediately, she suspects the involvement of the bizarre Goth crowd her daughter were striking round with. with out signal of the widow's daughter, lifeless or alive, a moment Goth is located slashed to dying - yet it's merely while a 3rd useless Goth turns up that Lucas Davenport will get concerned. however the clues don't appear to upload up. Then there's the younger Goth who retains showing and disappearing. who's she? the place does she come from and, extra importantly, the place does she vanish to? And why does Davenport get the sneaking suspicion that there's whatever else occurring the following - whatever very, very undesirable certainly?
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Charles Stielow DATE: 1915 LOCATION: West Shelby, New York SIGNIFICANCE: The role of expert witnesses has often been shrouded in controversy. For the most part their evidence is given impartially, but, as demonstrated here, arrogance and greed often cloud purportedly objective testimony. M. on March 22, 1915, Charles Stielow, a German immigrant of enormous strength and feeble intellect, awoke at the farm where he worked in West Shelby, New York. Walking to the barn to begin his day’s work, he discovered the body of Margaret Wolcott, the farm housekeeper.
There were splashes of blood on the floor and running board, and under the passenger seat lay an empty cartridge case. This was handed to Robert Churchill for analysis. Churchill came from a family of London gunsmiths that made and sold sporting guns and rifles, but his real interest lay in the study of weapons and their projectiles. On those rare occasions when Scotland Yard needed to consult a firearms expert, his was the opinion in demand. He identified the cartridge as a Mark IV, an obsolete bullet filled with black powder and manufactured at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1914.
Phantom Prey (Lucas Davenport, Book 18) by John Sandford