Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter, Book 2) by Jeff Lindsay
By Jeff Lindsay
During this acclaimed follow-up to the bestselling novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, we decide up with Dexter Morgan whilst he’s less than substantial strain. It’s challenging being a moral serial killer—but he’s doing his top to take care of the cover, spending time along with his female friend and her children, slowly turning into the world’s first serial killer sofa potato. Then a very nasty psychopath begins slicing a path via Miami and killer whose twisted strategies go away even Dexter speechless. while his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it turns into transparent that Dexter must cope with it. until, in fact, the killer reveals him first . . .
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But when the Dark Passenger laughs, somebody is usually doing something funny. And I finally found the connection; both houses had been listed with the same real estate agency, a small outfit in South Miami, with only one agent, a cheerful and friendly man named Randy MacGregor. I dug a little more. MacGregor was divorced and lived alone in a small concrete-block house off Old Cutler Road in South Miami. He kept a twenty-six-foot cabin cruiser at Matheson Hammock Marina, which was relatively close to his house.
At any rate, I certainly hoped so. I had quite deliberately chosen the little keyboard to lure him out, and I sincerely hoped, in fact, that he would think he had been found out—and that a toy had come from Hell to punish him. After all, why shouldn’t I enjoy what I do? It seemed to work. We were only on the third repetition of “London Bridge” when he came stumbling out of his house with a look of wide-eyed panic. He stood there for a moment, gaping around, his receding reddish hair looking like it had gone through a storm and his pale belly hanging slightly over the waist of his dingy pajama bottoms.
They’re very difficult emotions to do convincingly, and there was no audience to do them for, so why bother? But I did feel a slow cold wind from the Dark Backseat sweep up my spine and blow dry leaves over the floor of my lizard brain. I could identify five different naked boys in the stack of photographs, arranged in a variety of poses, as if MacGregor was still searching for a defining style. And yes indeed, he really was a spendthrift with his duct tape. In one of the pictures, the boy looked like he was in a silver-gray cocoon, with only certain areas exposed.