By C. J. Box
Grimstad, North Dakota - a spot humans was from, yet have been by no means headed to - has struck oil. As pipelines snake around the prairie, oil flows out and males and cash stream in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota's new oil capital has a significant legislation and order challenge and newly certified detective Cassie Dewell has simply been assigned as its deputy sheriff.
Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is one in every of Grimstad's paperboys. even if Kyle has been written off because the 'slow' child, he has goals deeper than a person can think - he desires to get out of city, look after his alcoholic mom, and provides them a greater existence. whereas providing newspapers, he witnesses a motor vehicle coincidence and now has cash and many white powder in his possession.
With the temperature losing to 30 less than and a gang battle heating up, Cassie fears she should be in over her head however the key to all of it will are available the main not likely shape: an undersized boy on a motorcycle who retains exhibiting up the place he doesn't belong.
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I run a research facility. We’ve had a murder. ” Langdon could barely focus. His mind was racing from the image on the fax. “I already told you. The Worldwide Web. ” Langdon tried to gather his thoughts. His book was virtually unknown in mainstream literary circles, but it had developed quite a following on-line. Nonetheless, the caller’s claim still made no sense. “That page has no contact information,” Langdon challenged. ” Langdon was skeptical. ” “We should,” the man fired back. ” Something in the man’s voice told Langdon he was not joking.
Branded corpses are a problem for me. Flying I can handle. The man led Langdon the length of the hangar. They rounded the corner onto the runway. Langdon stopped dead in his tracks and gaped at the aircraft parked on the tarmac. ” The man grinned. ” Langdon stared a long moment. “Like it? ” The craft before them was enormous. It was vaguely reminiscent of the space shuttle except that the top had been shaved off, leaving it perfectly flat. Parked there on the runway, it resembled a colossal wedge.
Kohler wiped his mouth and shifted uncomfortably. “ Langdon paced the frozen room to keep warm. “The Illuminati were satanic. ” Langdon quickly explained how most people pictured satanic cults as devil-worshiping fiends, and yet Satanists historically were educated men who stood as adversaries to the church. Shaitan. The rumors of satanic black-magic animal sacrifices and the pentagram ritual were nothing but lies spread by the church as a smear campaign against their adversaries. Over time, opponents of the church, wanting to emulate the Illuminati, began believing the lies and acting them out.