By Steve Demaree
Within the 5th e-book during this sequence, Lt. Dekker will get an boost caution that he could be investigating a number of murders while humans ensue lacking after a highschool reunion. while these our bodies do certainly take place, the lieutenant and his sergeant sidekick visit paintings. they begin via interviewing every body who attended that top institution reunion. of their prefer is the truth that now not lots of people attended the reunion, however it doesn’t support them any once they discover that everybody hated one of many sufferers, yet none of them seem in charge of homicide.
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