Cold Case

Cold Case

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A Cold Case. Buried beneath the snows of the Colorado Rockies. Filed away in the annals of unsolved crimes. The grisly double murder of two teenage girls who went out one crisp autumn evening - only to be found the following spring, their young bodies mutilated.Now, more than a decade later, an organization calling itself Locard - an elite group of prosecutors, federal agents, forensic specialists, and others - is reopening the case at the request of one of the families. And one of its members, a retired FBI agent, has just summoned clinical psychologist Alan Gregory and his wife, Boulder County assistant district attorney Lauren Crowder, to Washington to join forces with them.With Lauren doing some local fieldwork, Alan is asked to create psychological profiles of the two dead girls. As he reconstructs the lives of Tami and Mariko, he discovers two girls basking in the glow of ripening adolescence yet shadowed by secrets they kept from their families and from each other. What began as an exercise in psychological detection evolves into a dangerous game of cat and mouse between Alan and Dr. Raymond Welle. A therapist turned U.S. congressman who has built an empire on the sheer force of his blustery will and fierce ambition. Welle has a damming connection to one of the victims. And his own life is not untouched by violence: Several years earlier, his wife was murdered on their Elk River Valley ranch by a suicidal patient.When someone investigating Welle is killed, Alan steps up his own search for answers, following leads into the high country near Steamboat Springs. Here, in a place where an earthshaking windstorm has lain waste to an entire forest, the truth begins to emerge. It is a truth hidden in the deadly confidence between a doctor and a patient, a husband and a wife, and by two teenagers from the rest of the world. A truth Alan Gregory may not survive.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525945261
  • 9780525945260

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