Hot Stones: Cold Death (A Matthew Alexander Mystery) pdf epub fb2

Hot Stones: Cold Death (A Matthew Alexander Mystery) by Barbara Fleming pdf epub fb2

Hot Stones: Cold Death (A Matthew Alexander Mystery) Author: Barbara Fleming
Title: Hot Stones: Cold Death (A Matthew Alexander Mystery)
ISBN: 0970897006
ISBN13: 978-0970897008
Other Formats: lrf azw rtf docx
Pages: 293 pages
Publisher: Silver Maple Pubns; 1st Printing edition (July 28, 2001)
Language: English
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size PDF version: 1640 kb
Size EPUB version: 1248 kb
Subcategory: Mystery

A riveting thriller which follows a young D.C. police detective, Lieutenant Matthew Alexander, as he solves two brutal murders and the theft a fabulous emerald necklace from the Smithsonian's gem collection. The action in Hot Stones * Cold Death swirls around the theft of a dazzling and priceless emerald necklace from the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History in the dead of night. The same night as the theft, two young intruders are savagely murdered and both of their bodies are strangely staged in an African village diorama where they are found by hysterical tourists the next morning. Because the murdered intruders are ritually attired as African warriors down to their spears and shields, and because they are murdered during the Smithsonian's budget hearings, the homicides take on political overtones that heighten the otherworldly aspect of a gruesome, barbaric act of violence. Sensitive to the possibility of international entanglements, museum security staff! waste precious hours shoring up their defenses and alibis before summoning the DCPD homicide division. By the time the DCPD arrives at the Museum of Natural History on the Mall, the victims have been dead at least twelve hours. The case is assigned to Detective Lieuitenant Matthew Alexander, a young man on his way up in the DCPD who has an impressive hit rate in solving difficult homicide cases. Lieutenat Alexander and his partner, Sargeant Jake Jackson, face a wall of resistance as they encounter blanket denials of any knowledge of the theft or murders from museum staff. Matt Alexander finds little evidence to indicate a motive for the murders, and even less to help in identifying the victims whose mug shots and fingerprints are conspicuously absent from both the District and federal police files.