By Joseph Finder
New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone mystery concerning the secrets and techniques households can keep—and the chance in their discovery.
When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his activity, fiancée, and house, his simply choice is to maneuver again into--and renovate--the domestic of his depressing adolescence, now empty and in decay because the stroke that positioned his father in a nursing home.
As Rick begins to tug aside the previous apartment, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of greenbacks hidden within the partitions. it truly is adequate cash to totally remodel Rick's life—and every little thing he inspiration he knew approximately his father. but the extra of his father's hidden previous that Rick brings to mild, the extra harmful his current turns into. quickly, he reveals himself at the run from lethal enemies wanting to maintain the previous buried, and basically fixing the secret of his father—a guy who has been not able to speak, understand, or take care of himself for nearly 20 years—will store Rick...if he can live on lengthy sufficient to do it.
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Now not considering that Whitey Bulger’s heyday. Twenty, thirty years in the past. not anything on them in years. Why, you were given whatever? ” He shook his head. “Could we speak about this tale for a few minutes? you were given time for a fast cup of espresso upstairs within the cafeteria? ” “No, sorry, I don’t. ” “Okay, mins, then. ” He waited for a vaguely familiar-looking reporter to go by means of, nodding at Monica. “What made you're thinking that there can be an important Dig perspective to it? ” “I don’t be aware of, the Ted Williams Tunnel had simply opened. I figured anything may need occurred. And glance, ten years later whatever did occur, correct? ” She was once speaking approximately an incident in July of 2006 whilst a part of the ceiling of one other new giant Dig tunnel collapsed, wounding the motive force of a motor vehicle and killing his spouse. After an extended research it grew to become out to be an issue with the epoxy used to lock the panels to the ceiling. “True,” he acknowledged. “But while I talked to the police officers, I figured it was once most likely a DUI. finish of tale. ” He nodded. “So what may Pappas need to do with a DUI? What might he care? ” “The rumor within the Dominican group used to be that anything had long past incorrect with the newly outfitted tunnel, and that’s what prompted the coincidence. I made a few calls and obtained not anything on that, after which Pappas calls me. He’s operating for a few consortium of companies known as the Boston universal Alliance—the companies keen on the massive Dig—and he desires to verify this tale doesn’t get misreported. glance, I knew what he used to be as much as, and that i approached him with the conventional volume of skepticism, yet he grew to become out to be an invaluable resource. He received me the police record. He greased the wheels with Boston police, made yes I bought callbacks at once. I wasn’t going to show away aid like that. ” “Okay. ” “You discover whatever, you're making certain to loop me in, correct? ” “Right. Will do. ” “I suggest it. ” “I received it. ” He puzzled if she may possibly inform he was once mendacity. 33 Rick sat in his car—a Ford Taurus rented from firm Rent-A-Car in vital Square—in the Globe parking zone and skim via Monica’s dossier. It used to be skinny, a set of scrawled notes on scraps of yellow felony pad paper and red if you have been Out mobilephone message slips and photocopies of files just like the Boston police record at the coincidence. Her handwriting used to be atrocious. It took him a couple of minutes of learning the hieroglyphics earlier than he used to be in a position to decrypt it. She’d performed interviews with pals of the useless kinfolk, a schoolteacher who’d taught the fourteen-year-old daughter, and assets within the Boston police. one way or the other she’d prepare an editorial in regards to the dying of an immigrant kinfolk from the Dominican Republic in a bad coincidence within the brand-new tunnel. one of many clips within the dossier used to be a Globe Metro table dispatch at the twist of fate, the 1st report back to hit the paper, an afternoon after it occurred. the item was once just a paragraph lengthy and used to be through a junior Metro table correspondent Rick knew, a lady who’d authorized a buyout and left the Globe a few years in the past to put in writing a unique yet hadn’t met with a lot good fortune.