By Robert W. Walker
Welcome to Chicago, 1893 -- the place new wonders are being unveiled . . . and a monster feeds at the unsuspecting. Tens of hundreds of thousands are flocking to a bustling, wind-swept city in the midst of the United States for the good Exposition of 1893 -- to determine the long run and to journey Mr. Ferris's impressive wheel. A urban of desire and worry has stuck the eye of the area -- and a maniacal killer has made it his looking flooring. Inspector Alastair Ransom contains the load of the useless on his shoulders. yet a demon a ways worse than Ransom's personal is free -- a bloodthirsty killer who preys on Chicago's so much susceptible voters, his grisly handiwork masked by means of the glitter and frenzy of the World's reasonable. yet a haunted detective does not become aware of how determined his seek has develop into -- for every passing hour brings the slayer towards his subsequent meant sufferer: Alastair Ransom.
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Relocated from its dedication pedestal. Buried amid the city’s sprawling buildings and thriving commerce . . outside the police station door at the intersection of Jackson and Taylor, where only cops and lowlifes hauled in and out might happen on it. Like a hydrant for dogs to piss on. Like they are ashamed of our boys. From the beginning, top brass, the mayor’s ofﬁce, didn’t want it on Michigan Avenue, for sure, not in eighty-nine . . and not now. “Ransom had 30 ROBERT W. WALKER heaved a sigh.
Darwin may be right. ” “To my, ahhh . . my rough handling of Tewes and that little matter of the head. ” “Lord, Rance, you held your patience longer than anyone ahhh . . expected. ” Ransom’s laughter ﬁlled the clock tower entryway and spilled out the door and into the death corridor as he pushed through. Reinvigorated, he returned to take charge of his investigation. The photographer, Philo Keane, had continued to work from atop his ladder-step tripod, getting himself and his camera into position.
After all, he had himself imagined the boy a student at a nearby college. Still, Tewes had known the boy’s name and where Purvis hailed from. Tewes knew too much—more than enough to incriminate himself but not enough for an arrest! ” “Then you showed the wallet to no one? ” “I swear . . ” “Yes, God forgive me! All happened so fast . . ” “Did he say a word over the body? ” “I don’t recall. ” So much for Homerville Cliff going out of this world in a pleasant, smiling reunion with his ancestors, Ransom thought.