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By J.A. Jance

A surprising picture screamed from front pages of the tabloids—the final moments of a lifestyles captured for the entire international to determine. The glance of sheer terror forever frozen at the face of the doomed girl indicated that her deadly fall from an top tale of an unfinished Seattle skyscraper was once no determined suicide—and that glance will ceaselessly hang-out murder Detective J.P. Beaumont. yet his hunt for solutions and justice is resulting in extra dying, and to darkish and bad secrets and techniques scrupulously guarded through males of metal at the back of the locked doorways of a robust union that extracts its dues funds in blood.

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From bellowing one minute, Goldfarb was reduced to whining the next. "Robert Dawson's going to hear about this," he continued to me. " Hizzoner can stick it in his ear, I thought. I said, "Be my guest. " Seattle's Medic One has some of the best response times in the country. An aid car was the first emergency vehicle to appear on the scene. It rattled noisily over the wooden planks and jerked to a stop. I hurried to meet it and directed the medics to the stairs. "The woman's up there," I said, pointing.

I heard Wilson ask. Audrey cocked her head to one side as if giving the matter serious consideration. " Wilson glanced up at the metallic blue sky above us and nodded in agreement. "Pretty good guess. Maybe longer than that, but in this kind of heat, a week is probably right on the money. " Getting up, Wilson helped Audrey to her feet then ambled back to where the bunch of us still stood in a quiet circle—Manny Davis and Paul Kramer, Officers Baxter and Jackson, Derrick Parker and I. Mike glanced around the group, trying to figure who was in charge.

The thought had been there, poking around the edges of my mind, but with all the hubbub of the afternoon and evening, I hadn't been able to make any connections. Now though, as I sat in the comfortable silence of my living room with the icy glass of MacNaughton's in my hand, it finally came to me. Someone in my building. Someone from the ironworkers' local across the alley had rented a unit in Belltown Terrace. I knew it because, as one of the members of the real-estate syndicate which owns the building, I am apprised of comings and goings of tenants.

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