Samuel 'Sailor' Doyle has transferred from Vice to murder within the Virginia kingdom Police. He has a mistress, an alcohol challenge, a prescription drug dependency, and a burgeoning self-loathing that alienates his spouse and family.
On Friday three July, the rookie investigator is assigned to a double murder on a rural farm a few 15 miles outdoors Richmond. one of many sufferers has been interred in a makeshift tomb, whereas the opposite is caught half-in, half-out of a desire chest overflowing with cat muddle. And the farm is roofed with lifeless our bodies: dozens of cats, sheep, goats, cows, and one useless horse. The mentally handicapped daughter of the sufferers, Carl and Claire Bruckner, is missing.
Doyle quickly discovers that Bruckner was once a Marine captain who misplaced his leg in Vietnam due to the incompetence of his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lake - now retired normal Robert Lake, and Republican social gathering presidential hopeful, who might be talking in Richmond on July fourth - the subsequent night. What Doyle fails to understand as he follows many of the clues is that anywhere he is going, he's spreading disorder - and never simply any affliction, yet Yersinia pestis. The plague.
Is the lifeless Marine making plans revenge, even from past the grave?
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