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Missive #289

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eric Rickstad delivers the electrifying sequel to The Silent Girls, and features once again detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test as they track a depraved killer through rural Vermont.

Every murder tells a story. Some stories never end …

In a remote northern Vermont town, college student Rachel Rath is being watched. She can feel the stranger’s eyes on her, relentless and possessive.This book concludes the Canaan Crime trilogy. Usually it doesn’t make much difference in what order you read a trilogy but in this case this third book is a sequel and the two prior books are best read first. A good mystery, as were the prior two. The author has some stand alone books that I have now added to my To Read List. And she’s sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago: Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who gamed the system to get a light sentence. Now, he’s free.

Detective Frank Rath adopted Rachel, his niece, after the shocking murder of her parents when she was a baby. Ever since, Rath’s tried to protect her from the true story of her parents’ deaths. But now Preacher is calling Rath to torment him. He’s threatening Rachel and plotting cruelties for her, of the flesh and of the mind. When other girls are found brutally murdered, and a woman goes missing, Rath and Detective Sonja Test must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and some long-ago nightmares together. Soon they will learn that the truth is more perverse than anyone could guess, rife with secrets, cruel desires, and warped, deadly loyalty.

Mesmerizing, startling, and intricately plotted, The Names of Dead Girls builds relentlessly on its spellbinding premise, luring readers into its dark and macabre mystery, right to its shocking end.

I have only a couple of questions about the Trump Trial and his conviction. First, I would like to know what crime he committed 34 times; if in fact he paid ‘hush money’, it seems to me that was only one action? Second, why have there not been any riots and the burning of New York?

I think the conviction will be overturned by a higher court prior to November 5th. That leave the anti-Trump forces not many alternatives with all their lawfare failing, even proving to add support for Trump. I expect they will double down and try for an assassination before he gets elected. He needs to select a VP candidate that is hated as much as he is to provide some protection.

Look at the divide between the states today.  How far are we from one major league issue to having things go pop?

What should worry you is that we have more than one issue that has people inflamed.  No need in listing them but I mean seriously!  In another age people would have already been grabbing their mags and heading to hurt someone!

Someone that considers themselves a puppet master better figure out how to turn down the heat.

As things stand now the Chinese are the least of our problems. — We are ONE galvanizing issue away from this nation going pop… by Solomon

The ninnies of Bidenworld seem to not understand that by subjecting Mr. Trump to a kangaroo court they’ve made him the kind of outlaw that Americans revere above every other archetypal hero. He’s the new American Robin Hood, the people’s outlaw — with “Joe Biden” relegated as the wicked Sir Guy of Gisbourne, master of foul play and servant of the evil regent Prince John (Barack Obama). The galvanizing moment in this melodrama was not the verdict in Judge Juan Merchan’s kangaroo corral of a court, but the next day in the White House when “Joe Biden” was asked to comment on it as he shuffled away from the podium, halted, turned, and smirked silently at the cameras, a gesture that is sure to live in infamy.

The fun should really kick off when the judge gets to sentence Trump-the-Outlaw July 11, a few days before the Republican convention. — Which Movie Will It Be? by James Howard Kunstler

The closing paragraph from a suggested read; yes, history rhymes.

One other lesson from Borodino — even though Napoleon’s army suffered terrible losses, Napoleon maintained his insatiable thirst for conquest and refused to find a path to peace. It was that unquenched desire that led him ultimately to Waterloo. The Western quest to dominate Russia and China is likely to lead to a 21st Century Waterloo for America and Europe. Yes, history rhymes. — West Opts For Borodino Strategy In Ukraine And China by Larry Johnson

I saw elk while on my first walk here Sunday morning then a few more this morning. All were cows or yearlings no bulls, maybe see one of them later in the summer. I’m starting out with shorter walks because of the altitude as well as a couple of my route involve some climbing. All my walks since leaving here last year have been on almost flat land so I’m not fit to do any long distance up hill at altitude.

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