A Measure of Blood (Richard Christie, Book 7) by Kathleen George

By Kathleen George

A homicide sends a baby into foster care and drags a detective right into a feverish hunt for justice
Nadal watches for weeks earlier than he first ways the boy. it doesn't matter what Maggie Brown says, he’s convinced Matt is his son, and a boy should still comprehend his father. After their first war of words, Maggie must have run. She must have hidden her baby. yet she underestimated the fellow who was her lover. With self-righteous choice, Nadal is going to her apartment. He calls for to spend time with the boy. whilst she refuses, he reaches for a knife.
By the time murder detective Richard Christie arrives at the scene, all that is still of Maggie Brown is a bloodstain at the ground. The killer has vanished, and Matt is simply too scared to recollect whatever yet his mother’s worry. As Christie appears for the killer and Maggie’s associates struggle to maintain Matt out of the palms of kid prone, Nadal watches the scoop and waits. A boy might be together with his father. He’s going to get his son.

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There's a lot of debate about the proper way to process a scene. Generally investigators agree that less is more, though most departments still use teams of CS searchers. Before his accident Lincoln Rhyme, however, had run most scenes alone and he insisted that Amelia Sachs do the same. With other searchers around, you tend to be distracted and are often less vigilant because you feel – even if only subconsciously – that your partner will find what you miss. But there was another reason for solitary searching.

And how's life treating you? to the glitch of I'll try, had been ginned up by Kara herself. No, her mother hadn't said a single word today. Or during yesterday's visit. Or the one before. She'd lain beside the ivy window in some kind of waking coma. Some days she was like that. On others, the woman might be fully awake but babbling scary nonsense that only attested to the success of the invisible army moving relentlessly through her brain, torching memory and reason. But there was a more pernicious part of the tragedy.

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