By Arthur Hailey
Serial killer Elroy "Animal" Doil is hours clear of the electrical chair. In his final hours of existence, he desires to make a confession--to Detective Malcolm Ainslie, the guy who placed him away. And up to he'd wish to, Ainslie cannot forget about the criminal's request. simply because even if Doil is responsible of a ugly double homicide, his confession may shut ten different unsolved slayings. What Ainslie learns, even if, will thrust him into an research that leads on to elite degrees of urban government--and a few of his relied on colleagues.
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Did you shoot him with that pistol of yours, DETECTIVE 29 Maggie? Tests are being done on the gun. They'll tell us if you did. Maggie, I'm talking to you as a friend. You're in trouble, big trouble, and I think you know it. I'd like to help you, but before I can, you'll have to start telling the truth. . Here, have more coffee. . Think about it, Maggie. The truth will make everything easy especially for you. Because when I know the truth I can start advising you about what to do. . And later, with the other, younger suspect, Kaprum whose eyes did bulge like a frog's, Ainslie realized the questioning was tougher: Okay, Kermit, for the past half hour I've listened to you answer all my questions and we both know that everything you've told me is total bullshit.
That's what you call him, isn't it? " "Then prove it! " Ainslie looked out at road signs on I-95. "Karen, I cannot turn around. " Briefly his wife was silent. When she resumed, her voice was choked and he knew she was close to tears. " 16 Arthur Halley When he didn't answer, he heard a click as she hung up. Dispirited, he switched off the cellular phone. He remembered guiltily the number of times he had disappointed Karen by putting official duty ahead of his family life. Karen's words of a week ago came back to him: Malcolm, our life simply cannot go on like this.
It was now located on the river side of the former parking lot. A door had been cut in the box. It was padlocked on the outside. Jorge and Ainslie moved on. Driving to "whore country" Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast Eighth Street, Biscayne and Eleventh, East Flagler and Third Avenue they questioned a few daytime prostitutes, asking about Ernestine and Flame. Neither had been seen that day, and eventually the detectives returned to the homeless shelters. This time they found the roughly cut door of Ernestine and Flame's plywood box unlocked and open.