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To Probe A Beating Heart

To Probe A Beating Heart

by John B. Wren


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In the autumn of 1991, a young girl disappears from a Cleveland Heights, Ohio neighborhood. She was last seen talking to a man as the clouds opened and a rain began. Th e only witness is an elderly woman whose description of the possible kidnapper could fi t any number of people. As police, friends and family search the immediate area for Annette, she is taken farther away and becomes one of the predator's early victims.Over the course of the next several years, along the interstate 90 corridor between Toledo, Ohio, and Albany, New York, a number of young girls disappear without a trace. Jim McLarry, Annette's cousin and a rookie cop with the Cleveland Heights police force, pursues his own investigation of the missing girls in hopes of finding his cousin. As he feeds information to the detectives assigned to the case, McLarry demonstrates his ability as an investigator.Years earlier, a boy, born and raised in difficult circumstances, determined that he will kill his adoptive mother and sister. Each summer a new victim is another rehearsal for his intended goal. As he plans and executes his annual killings, he leaves virtually no clues. Only little mistakes, the dogged determination of the Cleveland Heights cop and the intervention of Annette's extended family, the Clan, lead to Averell's downfall.To Probe a Beating Heart is a fi ctional, but realistic study in the creation of a killer. Th e monster that Averell has become must be stopped and if the authorities cannot make that happen, the Clan will.

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ISBN-13: 9780988937109
Publisher: John B. Wren
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

John B. Wren was born in Pittsburgh, PA; raised in Buffalo, NY; Educated in Cleveland, OH; Currently resides and works in Fairfax, VA. He has spent over 40 years in the design engineering and construction business working on Industrial, Commercial, Health Care, Government and Mission Critical Projects.

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