By John Lescroart
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Clark Kent,” Jenkins deadpanned, “without the glasses. ” Farrell was shaking his head back and forth. “Guys, so we hold him ten minutes and look stupid in the process. Besides which, we’d get crucified in the press. But that’s not the point either. Bottom line, we don’t do that. It’s not happening. End of discussion. You’re going to need . . ” “Murder ought to do it,” Glitsky said. Farrell sighed. “Get me any evidence, and it’s done, Abe. ” Glitsky looked over at Jenkins and she took the lead.
They got out of their cars and gathered near Glitsky’s back bumper. The light drizzle continued and in the late afternoon limited visibility to about fifty yards. The weather didn’t seem to bother or even much register with any of the men. Glitsky liked the trim of these youngsters—solid guys, all probably under twenty-five, pumped up and eager to be working with the head of homicide. They all looked like they worked out with some regularity. The biggest white kid—his name tag read DALY—stood with his arms folded across his chest.
Possible dental records were okay, but Glitsky knew that he could wait a very long time for dental records, to say nothing of the fact that finding the victim’s dentist so that they even had a chance at a comparison might be flatly impossible. So they’d have to try to find another way to identify her. But when he reached Becker—the man apparently didn’t need to sleep—the arson inspector was at least a step ahead of him. The identification of the victims of fires was one of the inspector’s most critical tasks.
Damage by John Lescroart