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By Laura Lippman

Deepest investigator Tess Monaghan doesn't understand relatively what to make of her new consumer, Mark Rubin-a prosperous Orthodox Jew who refuses to shake her hand and doles out extremely important info in grudging dribs and drabs. The winning Baltimore furrier claims he and his appealing spouse had a ideal, chuffed marriage. but in the future, abruptly, Natalie accrued up their young ones and vanished-and the police can't do something simply because the entire proof shows she left willingly.

But the deeper Tess digs, the extra she suspects that the rationale in the back of Natalie's reckless flight lies someplace within the hole among what Rubin won't say and what he refuses to think. An complex net of betrayal and vengeance is already starting to get to the bottom of, as reminiscence begets rage, and rage begets desperation . . . and homicide. And all of sudden the lives of 3 blameless childrens are dangling by way of the slenderest of threads.

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Hans,” said Hungertobel, “I don’t understand you.

For a moment the old man thought that he had had enough vodka, but finally he, too, drank. The room spun around for a moment, Gulliver re­ minded him of a giant bat. Then the room stood still again, only it was a little bit crooked. But that he could take in his stride. “ You knew Nehle,” said Barlach. The giant replied, “ I had dealings with him occa­ sionally,” and occupied himself with his vodka. Then he started to talk, but now no longer in his former cold, clear voice, but in a strangely singing tone, which became more marked when what he said was ironic or sarcastic, but which was sometimes nevertheless soft and tempered.

I have in the course of my travels through the vari­ ous camps taken a close look at the torturers, and I know the types. Nehle was quite outstanding in his field. He did not participate in the brutalities of the others. I must ad­ mit that he helped the prisoners as much as this was pos­ sible—and as far as help could have a purpose in a camp the only purpose of which was extermination. He was terrifying in a different sense than the other doctors, Commissar. His experiments were not outstanding for their heightened torture.

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