Acts of Mercy: A Mercy Street Novel by Mariah Stewart

By Mariah Stewart

Former FBI agent Sam Delvecchio brings the willing talents of a profiler to his new place as a Mercy highway beginning operative–and now not a second too quickly. His first task, the cold-case homicide of a neighborhood soup kitchen volunteer, has all of the telltale symptoms of a serial killer’s paintings. That grim suspicion is proven while FBI agent Fiona Summers stocks the main points of 2 different killings with eerie similarities to Sam’s case: The our bodies in all 3 situations were conscientiously posed. And whilst a fourth sufferer is came upon, the 2 investigators become aware of they’re pursuing an analogous twisted quarry.Local parish priest Kevin Burch, Mercy highway founder Robert Magellan’s cousin, acknowledges the posings for what they're: The killer is staging the church’s seven Acts of Mercy (“Feed the hungry, dress the bare . . .”) with the our bodies of his sufferers. yet as Sam and Fiona race to avoid the ultimate 3 murders, taunting messages from their aim bring about the main chilling cognizance of all.

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For some reason, he had assumed he’d be reporting directly to Magellan. Clearly he’d been wrong. It was good to get that straightened out on the first day. ” Mallory smiled and turned her attention to the scrambled eggs and bacon Trula was serving. “Nice analogy. ” Sam glanced at the sparkly round diamond on her ring finger and silently wished a lot of luck to the guy who’d placed it there. Mallory must have caught the look, because she grinned and wiggled her finger to catch the light with the stone.

The case I’d like to handle next involves a homicide. The bottom line is that we’re searching for answers. What happened to this person? Dead or alive, what caused them to go missing? ” “I think your website describes your work as private investigation with a twist,” he said. ” She sat back in her chair, her arms crossed against her chest. ” He shifted a bit uneasily in his seat. ” He nodded. ” “To some extent,” Sam admitted sheepishly. She closed the folder. “Mr. ” “Miss Russo, maybe we should start this interview again from the beginning.

Hadn’t his first apartment in Lincoln been on Clinton Street? He tried to remember what the building had looked like but couldn’t bring it to mind. He shrugged. Maybe it had been Calhoun Street, or the name of some other president. Buchanan, maybe. Whatever. He took his time dialing, remembering some very good times at the University of Nebraska. There’d been that hot little blonde at the Phi Mu house. Cheryl something. At the last reunion he’d attended, he’d heard she’d gone into TV reporting.

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