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  • Jack Mercier's words, spoken on the day that he first asked me to look into Grace's death, came back to me as I learned of what had been found in the main salon of the Eliza May, its decks stained with red and Jack Mercier's crucified form hanging from the mast.

    The Killing Kind

  • I think I was talking about them all: the man on the mast; Grace and Curtis Peltier; a woman and child, a year earlier, lying on the floor of a cheap apartment; another woman, another child, in the kitchen of our home in Brooklyn a year before that again; my father, my mother, my grandfather; a little boy with a bullet wound for an eye.

    The Killing Kind

  • Slowly the shape acquired definition: a white seventy-footer with a tall mast, drifting on the waves.

    The Killing Kind

  • Ms. Torrance, I noticed, now stood in front of me and slightly to my right, her own Beretta leveled on me while my Smith & Wesson lay in its holster on the table.

    The Killing Kind

  • Marine 4 turned to the south and came around so that it was on the yacht's eastern side, its lines silhouetted before the failing sun.

    The Killing Kind

  • Two bodies were missing from the boat: those of the porn star with the busted finger, and Quentin Harrold, both of whom had gone out on the yacht to guard the Obers and the Merciers.

    The Killing Kind

  • I could taste the salt on my lips, could smell the brine in my hair, and each time I did I was back on the waters of the bay, the Eliza May drifting slowly before me and Jack Mercier's body swaying gently against the sky.

    The Killing Kind

  • Carter Paragon was in the second wooden chair, blood on the carpet around him.

    The Killing Kind

  • There was a bell on the door frame to the right, in case anyone somehow managed to sneak in the front door without Ms. Torrance turning on them like a hungry rottweiler.

    The Killing Kind

  • There was a small closet containing some of Carter Paragon's suits, more of which lay on the bed.

    The Killing Kind

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