Love You More: A Dectective D. D. Warren Novel (Detective D. D. Warren)

By Lisa Gardner

WHO DO YOU LOVE?
Brian Darby lies lifeless at the kitchen ground. His spouse, kingdom police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to again up her story. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it's going to be an open-and-shut case. yet the place is their six-year-old daughter?
 
AND HOW a ways may YOU cross . . .
As the murder research ratchets right into a frantic statewide look for a lacking baby, D. D. Warren needs to companion with former lover Bobby stay clear of to wreck throughout the blue wall of police brotherhood, looking to comprehend the internal workings of a trooper’s brain whereas additionally unearthing family members secrets and techniques. might a expert police officer actually shoot her personal husband? And could a mom damage her personal child?
 
. . . to avoid wasting HER?
For Tessa Leoni, the worst has now not but occurred. She is jogging a tightrope, with nowhere to show and nobody to belief. She has one objective in sight, and he or she will use each ounce of her education to do what has to be performed. No sacrifice is simply too nice, no motion unthinkable. A mom is familiar with who she loves. And all others might be made to pay.

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I like my daughter. what sort of mom might do one of these factor? Then, out of the blue, D. D. ’s mind fired to existence and she or he learned the subsequent piece of the puzzle: “Officer Fiske,” she yelled urgently, grabbing Bobby’s arm. “We have to alert Officer Fiske. Get him at the radio, now! ” Bobby already had his radio out, hit the button to transmit. “Officer Fiske. are available, Officer Fiske. Officer Fiske. ” yet there has been no answer. in fact there has been no answer. Why else might Tessa Leoni call for to in my opinion escort them to the physique? Why else rig her personal baby with explosives? D. D. became to her fellow investigators. “Officer down! ” she shouted, and as a gaggle they plunged again throughout the woods. in a while, all of it appeared so seen, D. D. couldn’t think she hadn’t obvious it coming. Tessa Leoni had frozen her husband’s physique for a minimum of twenty-four hours. Why goodbye? Why such an intricate plan to cast off her daughter’s is still? simply because Tessa Leoni hadn’t been simply dumping a corpse. She’d been planting her get-out-of-jail-free card. And D. D. had performed correct into her hand. She’d in my opinion checked Tessa Leoni out of the Suffolk County penitentiary. She’d in my opinion pushed a suspected double-murderer to a distant position in important Mass. Then she’d individually escorted a dogs crew to a physique rigged with explosives, permitting Tessa Leoni to vanish into the wild blue yonder. “I am one of these fucking fool! ” D. D. exclaimed hours later. They remained on the wasteland web site, Boston police and native sheriff’s division cars stacked up for a great 300 yards. Ambulance had arrived first, EMTs trying to deal with Officer Fiske, yet then, while he waved them off, embarrassed, ashamed, and in a different way now not able to play good with others, they’d tended to Quizo as a substitute. negative puppy had suffered a ruptured eardrum and singeing to the muzzle from being closest to the blast. Eardrum could heal evidently, simply because it could in people, the EMTs guaranteed Nelson. meanwhile, they’d feel free to force the puppy to his vet. Nelson had taken them up on that deal, evidently very shaken. the remainder of the SAR group packed up his truck, together with the mournful Kelli and Skyler. they might debrief with D. D. within the morning, crew chief Cassondra had guaranteed her. yet for now, they had to regroup and decompress. They have been familiar with searches that led to tangible discoveries, no longer selfmade explosives. With the SAR staff departing, D. D. obtained at the mobilephone to Ben, the kingdom health worker. Had physique elements, certainly wanted counsel. So it went. officials had withdrawn. facts techs had complex. And the quest for former kingdom police trooper Tessa Leoni, now formally a fugitive from justice, kicked into excessive equipment. based on Fiske, he’d forgotten to reshackle her ankles (another shamefaced admission that may without doubt result in a pint of whiskey later tonight). Tessa had additionally grabbed his keys, which means there has been a great opportunity she’d freed her wrists. She’d taken his mobile, yet no longer his sidearm, which was once excellent news for the fugitive restoration staff, and possibly a slender get away from demise for Fiske (a moment pint of whiskey, most likely the following day night).

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