By Thomas Perry
"COMPELLING . . . no one WRITES A CHASE higher THAN PERRY." *The Washington publish booklet WorldWhen eight-year-old Timothy Decker reveals his mom and dad brutally murdered, it truly is transparent the Deckers were not the meant sufferers: Timothy's personal room--ransacked, all lines of his lifestyles expertly obliterated *is the surprising proof. Timothy's nanny, Mona, is sure approximately just one factor. Timmy must disappear, quick. merely Jane Whitefield, a local American "guide" who focuses on making sufferers vanish, can lead him to safeguard. yet diverting Jane's cognizance is Mary Perkins, a determined girl with S&L fraud in her previous. Stalking Mary is a ruthless predator decided to discover her *and the fortune she claims she does not have. Jane quick creates a brand new lifestyles for Mary and jumps again on Timmy's case . . . now not figuring out that the 2 are fatefully associated with one calculating killer. . . ."Spellbinding . . . awesome . . . Jane Whitefield could be the so much arresting protagonist within the 90s mystery enviornment. . . . Thrillers desire strong villains, and this one has a powerful SOB who's cold-blooded adequate to meet anybody's taste." *Entertainment Weekly"A terse mystery . . . Perry begins the tale with a bang." *San Francisco Chronicle
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Then I had to adjourn for a few days to give time to the authorities who can verify Timothy’s claim. In a day or so, oddly enough, I have to set a date to give the petitioners the opportunity to refute the claim – fingerprints, blood tests, and all. ” He shook his head. “Not directly. At the moment he’s in the care of a very protective woman from Children’s Services named Nina Coffey. After a time there will be criminal cases – probably several of them. There will be a family court case to decide who is granted guardianship of Timmy.
She was old at the time – about eighty. Whoever she hired to watch him didn’t. Along came Raymond and Emily Decker, and he disappeared. I have no way of knowing what was going on in their minds at the time. They may have been kidnappers who stalked him from birth, or they may have been one of those half-crazy couples who create their own little world that doesn’t need to incorporate all of the facts in front of their eyes. If you read the old newspaper reports, it sounds as though maybe they just found him wandering around alone in a remote area of a county park, picked him up, and then convinced themselves that he was better off with them than with anybody who let a two-year-old get that lost.
Judge Kramer probed for a way to break the silence. ” She looked at the tape recorder on his desk. ” He said, “I want to assure you that no record will be made of this conversation. I just listened to a deposition of Timothy Phillips, and I decided that the only person left who can answer the questions I have is you. ” She nodded silently and watched him. ” “Who are you? ” His eyes widened involuntarily, as though someone had thrown a glass of water in his face. “I’m sorry,” he said. “When you’ve been a judge for a few years, you’re used to being the only one in the room everyone takes at face value.