Read online or download a free book: Retirement Man
Publisher: Moab BookWorks (23 Dec. 2015)
By: David L. Brown (Author)
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A MOST PUZZLING CRIME OF MURDER The body is displayed on the desert sand like an offering to the gods. It lies on its back, head to the east, feet pointed west. It is the corpse of a man in executive suit, coat buttoned, hands crossed on chest, sightless eyes staring into the blue New Mexico sky. Except for the neat little bullet hole low in the center of the forehead, Bernalillo County sheriff’:s detective Luis Flores can imagine the victim is taking a quick nap between meetings, that the man is about to stretch, yawn and tuck back a light blue French-cuffed sleeve to glance at the gold Rolex that glitters there. But this is no longer a man, not a thing that walks and talks and breathes. This is mere meat, gristle and bone, the empty remnants of something that was once alive, the primary evidence in a most puzzling crime of murder. Flores stands about 20 feet away watching the crime scene team at work. A forensic photographer is circling the body, taking advantage of the West-sinking sun to capture everything with stills and videos. His flashgun winks again and again to bring out details of each image. Flores steps closer to examine the corpse. It's carefully arranged, “:displayed”: as the experts at the FBI call it, a sure sign that a psychopath has been at work here and is sending a message. The legs are straight, shoes aligned side-by-side and clean, almost as if the killer has run over them with a polishing cloth. The back is straight, shoulders squared, nothing out of place. The tie is knotted in a proper Windsor, not too tight, just right. By God, the fucker even combed the victim’:s hair, Flores realizes…: A NEW SERIAL KILLER IS AT WORK in New Mexico. Known to the authorities as Retirement Man, he or she acts out each death in the form of a retirement, complete with an engraved watch on the wrist of the individual. For Lt. Flores and recently retired FBI agent Rob Charlton the search for the killer turns into a desperate struggle to save their own lives. In manuscript form, this book won first place in the mystery/suspense/thriller/adventure novel category in an international competition. The category was judged by the executive editor of Penguin Books.
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