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By Timothy Hallinan

Go back and forth author Poke Rafferty was once stable at searching for trouble--so stable that he made a bit cash writing a number of offbeat trip publications for the younger and terminally bored. yet that used to be ahead of Bangkok stole his center. Now the expat American is fortunately enjoying family members with Rose, the previous go-go dancer he desires to marry, and with Miaow, the cautious road baby he desires to undertake. but simply whilst every little thing is commencing to determine, hassle comes trying to find Poke within the guise of fine intentions. First he is taking in Miaow's good friend, a bothered and terrifying highway urchin named Superman. Then he concurs to discover a distraught Aussie woman's lacking uncle--and settle for an previous woman's beneficiant money to discover a blackmailing thief. quickly, those 3 likely disparate occasions start to overlap, pulling Poke deeper into darkish, surprising terrain. steadily he realizes that he's been gliding around the floor of a tradition he rather doesn't understand--and that what he doesn't understand is set to harm him and everybody he loves.

Beautifully crafted, relentlessly paced, "A Nail in the course of the Heart" is a thrilling and engaging learn that may depart readers hungry for extra from the talented Timothy Hallinan.

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O Gott. « �Gabrielle ist okay, ich habe einen Schlag auf den Kopf abbekommen. « Hoffmann schaute Gabrielle an, die daraufhin nickte. « Zwei Minuten später fuhr der Krankenwagen die Zufahrtsstraße zum großen Universitätsspital hinauf. Durch die getönten Scheiben konnte Hoffmann einen kurzen Blick auf das riesige Gebäude werfen – zehn hell erleuchtete Stockwerke, die in der Dunkelheit wie ein großer internationaler Flughafen strahlten. Dann verschwanden die Lichter, als hätte irgendjemand einen Vorhang heruntergezogen.

Die Lampe von unten warf ein schwaches Licht auf den Treppenabsatz. Er blieb auf der Türschwelle stehen und lauschte. Die Geräusche – wenn es sie denn gegeben hatte, was er allmählich bezweifelte – waren verklungen. Nach etwa einer Minute ging er zur Treppe und dann sehr langsam hinunter. Vielleicht lag es daran, dass er vor dem Zubettgehen Darwin gelesen hatte. Jedenfalls registrierte er jetzt, während er die Treppe hinunterging, mit wissenschaftlicher Nüchternheit seine eigenen körperlichen Symptome.

Er dachte kurz nach. « Leclerc hob den Blick. »Da gab’s mal einen Maurice Genoud bei der Genfer Polizei. Wenn ich mich recht erinnere, ist der in die private Sicherheitsbranche gewechselt. Tja …« Ein nachdenklicher Ausdruck machte sich auf Leclercs zerfurchtem Gesicht breit. Er widmete sich wieder seinen Notizen. »Sie müssen natürlich sofort alle Kombinationen ändern lassen. « Als im Hausflur die Klingel ertönte, zuckte Hoffmann zusammen. �Das ist wahrscheinlich der Krankenwagen«, sagte Gabrielle.

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