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Invisible
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ISBN: 0316405345
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416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her nightly recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.

Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day—and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?

Invisible
Fiction/General
Hardcover
ISBN: 0316405345
$28.00/U.S.
416 pages
Little, Brown and Company

Chapter 3

I WAIT until I leave the building before I blow off any steam. I won’t give Dickinson the satisfaction of seeing me angry, and I won’t give him fodder to use against me when I try to return to my job in seven weeks. (The truth is, I probably already have; he can point to my e-mails, and however he chooses to paint the conversation we just had, as proof that I’m “obsessive” and also committing the greatest sin of a research analyst —acting like an agent, forgetting my place in the hierarchy.)

When I settle into the return drive on I-95, I give my steering wheel a couple of good hard smacks, which doesn’t make me feel any better and, if I’m not careful, could leave me with broken fingers. “Asshole!” I yell. That makes me feel better; the only thing I might hurt is my vocal cords. “Asshole! Ass-hole!”

Dickinson owns me now, after the disciplinary hearing; I’ll be on probation, and if I make one false step —or if the Dick even claims I misstepped —I’m done. Oh, watching him smirk at me back there, pretending that I’m in need of therapy. We both know my only disciplinary problem was that I pushed his hand off my knee every time he put it there, I said no to late dinners, and even laughed at the idea of a weekend getaway, just the two of us. It was the laugh, I think, that finally did it. By the next morning, he had concocted some story to the upper brass that I was harassing him, and becoming more and more aggressive. Add in words like erratic and volatile—words that are easy to say and hard to disprove —and voilà, you are a discipline problem.

Asshole.

But really, Emmy, get a grip. Solve the problem. I have to do something. I can’t give up on this. I know these cases are connected. But I’m stuck. I can’t go outside the chain of command, and the Dick is shutting me down, not on merit but out of spite. I’m stuck. What can I do? What else can I possibly —

Wait.

I let my foot off the pedal, for no particular reason, other than pissing off the SUV driver behind me —he is following me a little close —while I think it over. No. No. It’s the last thing I should do.

But, yes, it might be my only way in. So I have to try it.

Because if I’m right about this guy, he’s getting better and better at killing. And nobody even knows he exists.

Copyright © 2014 by James Patterson

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