Along Came A Spider
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Along Came a Spider begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the Treasury. And that's only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.
to leave the prison so badly, but I stayed. I had promised Jezzie I would stay. I always kept my promises. In reality, it was nothing very graphic. Jezzie finally closed her eyes. I wondered if any of the lethal drugs had been administered, but I had no way of knowing that. She took a deep breath, and then I saw her tongue drop back in her mouth. That was all there was to the modern execution of a human being. That was the end of the life of Jezzie Flanagan. I left the prison and hurried to my
children. Next, he pulled the black Saab forward about two yards. This move exposed a five-by-four-foot plot in the floor of the barn. He’d dug the hole during several previous visits to the deserted farm. Inside the open cavity was a homemade wooden compartment, a kind of shelter. It had its own oxygen tank supply. Everything but a color TV for watching reruns. He placed the Goldberg boy inside the wooden compartment first. Michael Goldberg weighed next to nothing in his arms, which was
deserved, I thought, but she avoided any condescension. She was real good at keeping control. “How long was he actually on the line?” the Justice lawyer, Richard Galletta, asked next. “Not very long, unfortunately. Thirty-four seconds to be exact,” Flanagan answered him with the same efficient courtesy. Cool, but pleasant enough. Smart. I studied her. She was obviously comfortable being up in front of people. I’d heard that she’d gotten credit for some strong moves at Service in the past few
Before Craig could answer, I had moved past him toward the restaurant. I inched my way up beside a trooper and a couple of local cops crouched near the side entrance. I flashed my badge case at them. Said I was from Washington. No sound was coming from inside the McDonald’s. I had to talk him back to earth. No suicide. No big flame-out at Mickey D’s. “Is he making any sense?” I asked the trooper. “Is he coherent?” The trooper was young and his eyes were glazed. “He shot my partner. I think my
are the sun and the sky for them. Damon is afraid you’ll just leave him.” “Those kids are upset only if you get them upset.” I said what I was feeling, what I believed to be the truth. Nana Mama sat all the way back in her chair. The tiniest sound escaped from her mouth. It was pure hurt. “That is so wrong for you to say. I protect those two children just like I protected you. I’ve spent my life caring for other people, looking out for others. I don’t hurt anyone, Alex.” “You just hurt me,” I