Authors: The Echo Man
Published by William Heinemann 2011
2468 10 97531
Copyright © Richard Montanari 2011
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All seems evil until I
Sleepless would lie down and die.
Lie down and die.
- William Butler Yeats
Man and the Echo
Table of Contents
every light there is shadow. For every sound, silence.
the moment he got the call Detective Kevin Francis Byrne had a premonition this
night would forever change his life, that he was headed to a place marked by a
profound evil, leaving only darkness in its wake.
glanced at Jimmy. Detective Jimmy Purify, sitting in the passenger seat of the
bashed and battered department-issue Ford, was just a few years older than
Byrne, but something in the man's eyes held deep wisdom, a hard-won experience
that transcended time spent on the job and spoke instead of time earned. They'd
known each other a long time, but this was their first full tour as partners.