Dark Rivers of the Heart: A Novel

By Dean Koontz

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Do you dare step throughout the crimson door? Spencer furnish had no thought what drew him to the bar with the purple door. He concept he may simply sit, have a sluggish beer or , and check with a stranger. He couldn’t understand that it is going to bring about a slim get away from a bungalow exact by way of a SWAT workforce. Or that it will depart him a sought after guy.
 
yet now Spencer is at the run from mysterious and ruthless males. he's in love with a girl he is aware subsequent to not anything approximately. And he's hiding from a prior he can’t totally have in mind. On his path is a shadowy safeguard corporation that solutions to no one—including the U.S. government—and a guy who considers himself a compassionate Angel of loss of life. yet worst of all, Spencer provide is on a collision direction with internal demons he suggestion he’d buried years ago—inner demons that may wreck him if his enemies don’t first.

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Too undesirable? ” Davis stated, eyes widening as though Roy had spoke back to information of the Pope’s assassination with a shrug and a snort. “It’s as though the damned factor was once designed for burglars and thugs—the respectable Mafia flashlight, for God’s sake. ” Wertz mumbled an affirmative, “For God’s sake. ” “So let’s do the window,” Roy acknowledged impatiently. “Yes, we've mammoth hopes for the window,” Davis acknowledged, his head arising and down like that of a parrot hearing reggae song. “Lacquer. Painted with a number of coats of mustard-yellow lacquer to withstand the steam from the bathe, you notice. gentle. ” Davis beamed on the small window that lay at the marble lab bench. “If there’s something on it, we’ll fume it up. ” “The speedier the better,” Roy under pressure. in a single nook of the room, below a air flow hood, stood an empty ten-gallon fish tank. donning surgical gloves, dealing with the window via the sides, Wertz conveyed it to the tank. A smaller item may were suspended on wires, with spring-loaded clips. The window used to be too heavy and bulky for that, so Wertz stood it within the tank, at an perspective, opposed to one of many glass partitions. It simply healthy. Davis positioned 3 cotton balls in a petri dish and put the dish within the backside of the tank. He used a pipette to move a number of drops of liquid cyanoacrylate methyl ester to the cotton. With a moment pipette, he utilized an identical volume of sodium hydroxide resolution. instantly, a cloud of cyanoacrylate fumes billowed in the course of the fish tank, up towards the air flow hood. Latent prints, left by way of small quantities of epidermis oils and sweat and grime, have been mostly invisible to the bare eye till built with among the many elements: powders, iodine, silver nitrate resolution, ninhydrin solution—or cyanoacrylate fumes, which frequently completed the easiest effects on nonporous fabrics like glass, steel, plastic, and tough lacquers. The fumes effectively condensed into resin on any floor yet extra seriously at the oils of which latent prints have been shaped. the method may possibly take as low as thirty mins. in the event that they left the window within the tank greater than sixty mins, rather a lot resin should be deposited that print info will be misplaced. Davis settled on 40 mins and left Wertz to monitor over the fuming. these have been 40 merciless mins for Roy, simply because David Davis, a techno geek the ultimate, insisted on demonstrating a few new, cutting-edge lab gear. With a lot gesticulating and exclaiming, his eyes as beady and brilliant as these of a fowl, the technician dwelt on each mechanical aspect at excruciating size. by the point Wertz introduced that the window was once out of the fish tank, Roy used to be exhausted from taking note of Davis. Wistfully, he recalled the Bettonfields’ bed room the evening sooner than: keeping attractive Penelope’s hand, hearing the Beatles. He’d been so secure. The useless have been usually higher corporation than the residing. Wertz led them to the images desk, on which lay the lavatory window. A Polaroid CU-5 was once mounted to a rack over the desk, lens downward, to take closeups of any prints that will be stumbled on.

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