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By A. J. Kazinski

ISBN-10: 1451640757

ISBN-13: 9781451640755

In Jewish scripture, there's a legend: There are thirty-six righteous humans on the earth. The thirty-six defend us. with no them, humanity might perish. however the thirty-six have no idea they're the selected ones.

In Beijing, a monk collapses in his chamber, lifeless. A fiery mark—a tattoo? a burn?—spreads throughout his again and down his backbone. In Mumbai, a loved economist, a guy who served the negative, dies all of sudden. His corpse unearths an analogous image. comparable deaths are mentioned round the world—the sufferers all humanitarians, all with an analogous loss of life mark. In Venice, an enterprising Italian policeman hyperlinks the deaths, tracing the facts. who's killing solid humans world wide?

In Copenhagen, police are getting ready for an international weather summit after they obtain the Interpol alert. the duty falls to veteran detective Niels Bentzon: locate the “good people” of Denmark and warn them. yet Bentzon is a guy who's knowledgeable to determine the worst in humanity, no longer the nice. one after the other, individuals are crossed off his checklist. He senses their secrets and techniques and wrongdoings.

Just as Bentzon is able to surrender, he meets Hannah Lund, an excellent astrophysicist mourning the dying of her son and the implosion of her marriage. With Hannah’s support, Bentzon starts off to piece jointly the puzzle of those far-flung deaths. A development emerges. it's, they notice, a wonderfully finished plan of homicide. there were thirty-four deaths—two extra to come back if the legend is correct. in keeping with the trend, Bentzon and Hannah can expect the time and position of the ultimate murders. The deaths will ensue in Venice and Copenhagen. And the time is now.

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In Jewish scripture, there's a legend: There are thirty-six righteous humans on the earth. The thirty-six shield us. with out them, humanity could perish. however the thirty-six don't know they're the selected ones.

In Beijing, a monk collapses in his chamber, lifeless. A fiery mark—a tattoo? a burn? —spreads throughout his again and down his backbone. In Mumbai, a cherished economist, a guy who served the bad, dies unexpectedly. His corpse finds an analogous image. related deaths are pronounced round the world—the sufferers all humanitarians, all with a similar demise mark. In Venice, an enterprising Italian policeman hyperlinks the deaths, tracing the proof. who's killing solid humans all over the world?

In Copenhagen, police are getting ready for an international weather summit after they obtain the Interpol alert. the duty falls to veteran detective Niels Bentzon: locate the “good people” of Denmark and warn them. yet Bentzon is a guy who's expert to determine the worst in humanity, now not the great. one after the other, individuals are crossed off his record. He senses their secrets and techniques and wrongdoings.

Just as Bentzon is able to hand over, he meets Hannah Lund, an excellent astrophysicist mourning the demise of her son and the implosion of her marriage. With Hannah’s aid, Bentzon starts to piece jointly the puzzle of those far-flung deaths. A development emerges. it's, they become aware of, a superbly performed plan of homicide. there were thirty-four deaths—two extra to return if the legend is correct. in accordance with the trend, Bentzon and Hannah can expect the time and position of the ultimate murders. The deaths will ensue in Venice and Copenhagen. And the time is now.

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I've heard him tell about it a hundred times; he was always telling it. He heard the shot fired and ran to the corner of the building and sent one glance at the site and saw what had happened - and don't tell me that in that short time someone could have come out of the building and run away, because they couldn't. ' he appealed to Inspector Block. 'No,' said Block. 'In that short time, anyone shooting, from the window where the gun was could hardly even have reached the top of the stairs. ' ^ 'Well, all right, so he saw them both fall and he saw the crowd swing round and stare up at the building, so he knew where the shot must have The Scapegoat 27 come from and he turned bade and ran into the building and up the stairs.

And what about the threatening letters ? Besides, he said it himself - over and over, as the lady says. He'd have known if he'd had such an enemy, but he said it himself. " ' He appealed to the woman. ' 'Yes, of course. You called me close. ' She shuddered. T h e blood was coming up, bubbling up out of his mouth. They were the last words he spoke. "Thank God they only got me. "' 26 Great Detective Stories 'And -so he died - for my sins,' said the Grand Mysterioso, and again he was silent. But he's not sorry, really, thought the young man, crouched in his sofa corner, watching the big handsome old face heavy with sadness, and yet spread over with a sort of unction of selfsatisfaction.

So - all sorts of good reasons to the man : you're in clanger; this idiot, whoever he is, might try something funny. ' 'I think,' said Block slowly, *that all the way along, this was a crime arising out of opportunity. And here was the first opportunity. The months passed, the baby was born, Robbins fumed and was sick with ; angej; he couldn't just go and beat up the seducer - he was in the police, and die police wouldn't stand for that sort of thing; and more important, he wasn't going to let the world know of this shame.

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