By Kirk Russell
A brand new crime sequence set in San Francisco launches with a past due evening mobilephone name. The physique of a tender lady lies in a trash-strewn room of a derelict construction in China Basin. With that, veteran San Francisco murder inspector, Ben Raveneau, and his hard-charging new accomplice, Elizabeth los angeles Rosa, seize their first case jointly. yet they can’t determine the sufferer and so they don’t understand why she used to be there. A fake confession misleads and the obvious suicide yet attainable homicide of an SF murder inspector on clinical depart may possibly tie in. whilst Raveneau and los angeles Rosa eventually capture a holiday they're led into the prior and an extended in the past case. a girl recognized for her charitable works strikes into concentration and the inspectors alter once more. Now they’re shut yet are racing opposed to an individual motive on preventing them.
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Tall cabinets holding case files and nicknamed ‘the towers’ had loomed over the cramped quarters, but up here the homicide inspectors had a large open room and a row of windows looking southeast toward China Basin. They had a row of computers and new high-tech equipment. Raveneau’s desk backed up to la Rosa’s. Nearby was a coat stand, a concept that would have been comic in the closed quarters of the former office. From his desk he watched the dark water of the bay lighten with dawn and the outline of the hills across the bay haloed in crimson light as the sun rose.
He came up with a story of how he wasn’t the shooter at all. ’ ‘I read the interview notes on the mugger. Were you there? ’ ‘Stoltz claimed that in the middle of his confrontation with Reinert a man with a gun showed up and robbed them. Backed them up at gunpoint and got into Stoltz’s glove compartment where he found Stoltz’s gun. He took their wallets and then shot John Reinert with Stoltz’s gun instead of his own when Reinert tried to prevent him from getting away. ’ The lieutenant stared at him and asked, ‘What are we doing here?
She had a flat tire. I helped her fix it. That was on a Sunday. ’ At some point soon they’d have to read him his rights, Mirandize him, and with that he could request a lawyer. Raveneau liked to get the lawyer question out early so a defense lawyer couldn’t claim later his client hadn’t realized he was entitled to one. He studied Heilbron with a sense that something was off about his story, and Heilbron seemed to pick up on that, taking the conversation back to China Basin, telling them more about the wire around her neck – eye hook on one end of the wire so he could slide the other end through, pull it tight and release it easily.
A Killing in China Basin by Kirk Russell