By Robert Ludlum
Her guns: cash and tool. Her goal: the main risky guy within the world--her son. Elizabeht Wyckman Scarlatti has a plan--a determined, last-minute gamble--designed to save lots of the area from her personal son, Ulster, an incalculably harmful guy who's operating lower than the identify of Heinrich Kroeger: except she will cease him, he's approximately to offer Hitler's 3rd Reich the main strong triumph on the earth.
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This is Detective Futardo. We’re here on the Smith assault, so no shooting, okay? ” Rampart brought back the name, but this Jerry Button looked almost nothing like the sharp young officer Pike remembered. This Button was thirty pounds heavier, with blotchy skin and puffy eyes. That Jerry Button had gone through the Academy a couple of years ahead of Pike, and was a fast-track patrol officer in Rampart Division when Pike was a boot. They had been friendly, but not friends. Button had shunned him when Pike resigned, but most of his fellow officers had.
When Pike reached the door, the two men had an older man on the floor, one punching the man’s head, the other kicking his back. The man had rolled into a ball, trying to protect himself. The two hitters hesitated when Pike opened the door, both of them sucking air like surfacing whales. Pike saw their hands were empty, though someone else might have been behind the counter or in the back room. Then the guy throwing punches went back to pounding, and the kicker turned toward Pike, his face mottled and threatening.