By Jeff Lindsay
Meet Dexter Morgan, a well mannered wolf in sheep's garments. He's good-looking and captivating, yet anything in his previous has made him abide through a special algorithm. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he in simple terms kills undesirable humans. And his activity as a blood splatter professional for the Miami police division places him within the ideal place to spot his sufferers. but if a sequence of brutal murders bearing a awesome similarity to his personal kind begin turning up, Dexter is stuck among being flattered and being anxious -- of himself or another fiend.
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She had never said anything, but my sister is a damned good cop, and so she has suspected me of something for quite a while. She doesn’t know what, but she knows there is something wrong there and it bothers the hell out of her every now and then, because she does, after all, love me. The last living thing on the earth that does love me. This is not self-pity but the coldest, clearest self-knowledge. I am unlovable. Following Harry’s plan, I have tried to involve myself in other people, in relationships, and even—in my sillier moments—in love.
Her. ” “Tough. ” “Uh-huh. And she’s already spent ﬁve minutes ﬁguring out how to get around them. ” She just shrugged. ” she asked. I shook my head. “Nothing yet. LaGuerta’s already nowhere. But Vince said—” I stopped. Even talking about it seemed too private. ” “A small thing, Deb. A detail. ” “There . . seems to be no blood left with the body. ” Deborah was quiet for a minute, thinking. Not a reverent pause, not like me. Just thinking. “Okay,” she said at last. “I give up. ” “Too soon to tell,” I said.
It repeated a pattern of voodoo drummers and palm trees against a lime green background. Stylish, but practical. I headed for the closest rayon shirt in the knot of people around the body. It belonged to Angel Batista-no-relation, as he usually introduced himself. Hi, I’m Angel Batista, no relation. He worked in the medical examiner’s ofﬁce. At the moment he was squatting beside one of the garbage bags and peering inside it. I joined him. I was anxious to see inside the bag myself. Anything that got a reaction from Deborah was worth a peek.