By Mike Lawson
The 9th installment in Mike Lawson’s Washington, D.C. political mystery sequence launches readers again into Joe DeMarco’s past—to the homicide of his father, which used to be by no means investigated, not to mention solved.
DeMarco constantly knew that his father Gino had a shady activity for a neighborhood mafioso, yet he didn’t remember the fact that Gino have been a hitman till he used to be murdered. Now, approximately 20 years later, certainly one of Gino’s former mob affiliates is demise of lung melanoma, and he desires to get whatever off his chest ahead of retiring to his grave: the reality approximately Gino’s killer. The surprising details, and the strong place the killer now occupies, sends DeMarco on a challenge of revenge with negative effects. And after the key being stored for therefore lengthy, DeMarco has to hurry to deal with it: the killer is on the point of taking a task in Washington, D.C. that might go away him untouchable.
With his task, his morals, and his very lifestyles at the line, DeMarco needs to ask himself: How a ways will he opt for revenge?
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Irgendetwas an der Sache ist faul. Warum hat Otto Forsman seinem Sohn angeblich dich als Begleiter für die Reise nach Lappland empfohlen? « �In der russischen Wildnis ist das Wandern nicht unbedingt ein Kinderspiel. Vor allem dann, wenn irgendetwas Überraschendes passiert«, antwortete Ketonen. « �Zwei Kaffee und die Rechnung«, sagte Ketonen hastig, als der Kellner kam, um die Teller abzuräumen. Er wollte Ratamo nicht auch noch einen Nachtisch bezahlen. Ratamo wischte sich die Mundwinkel ab und beobachtete seinen Exchef.
Hatten die Russen ihn gefunden? Forsman war dankbar dafür, so hoch empfindliche Sinne zu besitzen. Im vorletzten Winter hatte ihm die Zuckerkrankheit das Sehvermögen genommen, doch sein Tast-, Gehör- und Geruchssinn hatten sich danach so entwickelt, dass es Augenblicke gab, in denen er sich nicht einmal mehr danach sehnte, wieder sehen zu können. Forsman bereute, und zwar so sehr, dass es in den Schläfen schmerzte. Er hatte zu lange gewartet. Über sechzig Jahre hatte er sich selbst und fast vierzig Jahre lang auch seinen Sohn auf diese Aufgabe vorbereitet, hatte er nun versagt?
Sofern man bei einem Workaholic wie ihm überhaupt von Urlaub sprechen konnte. Nach Marissas Tod hatte er sich noch mehr in seiner Arbeit vergraben. Die Professur am Institut für Geschichte des University College war immer noch die Erfüllung seiner Träume, aber zugleich auch ein beängstigend effektives Mittel, um vor dem Leben und seinen unangenehmen Wahrheiten zu fliehen. Er trat vom Fußweg auf die Schwelle seiner Wohnung in einem kleinen zweistöckigen Haus und holte gerade den Schlüssel aus der Tasche, als plötzlich die Tür aufflog und gegen sein Knie krachte.