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|On the Prowl (standard:mystery, 9351 words) [1/2] show all parts|
|Author: Sarah Spenser||Updated: Nov 15 2005||Views/Reads: 2184/1300||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Allison Shure is assigned to investigate a harmless cat burglar calling himself The Eagle. But when he kills his first victim, Allie is pressured to uncover his identity. In retaliation, he kidnaps her daughter, can Allie uncover The Eagle's identity in|
On the Prowl Book Jacket Information Crime reporter Allison Shure Cassidy is assigned to investigate a cat burglar who is targeting homes in Fallwood, Connecticut. The burglar is relatively harmless, until he graduates to murdering his victims. As more people turn up dead, Allison and the local police are under intense pressure to find the perpetrator now calling himself The Eagle. Allison begins to uncover The Eagle's identity, when her daughter is kidnapped. Can Allison uncover The Eagle's identity and save her daughter? This story takes place 6 years in the future. Which would be 2011. Sequel to Double Jeopardy 1. Close to Home Allison Shure Cassidy stared at the mountain of paperwork that lay untouched on her desk. She couldn't believe how much her workload had increased in the last few weeks. She had come a long way from being just another reporter, to a virtual town celebrity. Allison hosted her own show Eye on Crime, which profiled several suspects each week and had a call in number so viewers could provide tips. The pilot had been shot 6 years earlier, and since then the show had rocketed to channel Six's number 1 spot. Doug Stanton the head of WFTR News was pleased and had promoted Allison to senior investigator. She glanced at the papers again and took a deep breath. As she began to read the newest report on the Fallwood cat burglar, she caught sight of the photos that lined her desk. Her husband Detective Connor Cassidy smiled back at her from one picture, while their six-year-old daughter Franchesca peered at her curiously from another. Allison smiled as she thought of her family, it was all she ever wanted, and now life was perfect. She tried to focus on the task at hand and went back to reading the report. The cat burglar had launched a spree across Fallwood. He seemed relatively harmless and Allison thought that the local police would catch him soon. But it was the talk of the town, and would be a featured story on the next episode of Eye on Crime. She began to make some mental notes when she was interrupted by a knock on the door. "Come in," she called sitting a little straighter in her chair. Doug Stanton smiled at her from behind wire rimmed glasses. An affable man in his late fifties, he possessed a charisma that few had. His graying brown hair and haunting dark eyes added to his appeal along with his southern accent. He took a seat across from Allison and appraised her. Allison had the most captivating blue eyes, almost as blue as the ocean, her serene face was framed by her shoulder-length dark brown hair. She was slender and her affable personality made her even more beautiful. She smiled at him as she pushed her paperwork aside. She watched as a younger man entered, tall good complexion with wavy dark hair and almond eyes. "Hi, Allison. I'd like you to meet Larry Logan. He's our new reporter. Larry, this is Allison Shure our senior investigator." Larry stretched out his hand and shook Allison's. "It's a pleasure to meet you." He said smiling at her. She liked him, found him charming in an interesting sort of way. "Likewise, welcome to WFTR." She smiled warmly and he was instantly captivated. Larry excused himself and closed the door behind him. "He seems nice." Allison said looking at Doug for approval. "I think he'll make a nice addition to the team. Listen, I came to talk to you about something else. The Eagle's struck again." "Was anyone hurt?" she asked with concern. He patted her hand to prepare her for the news to follow. "Unfortunately, Sheila Dillard is dead." "He ransacked the Dillard's? What about Joe?" Joe and Sheila Dillard had been married for nearly fifty years, and were essentially the golden couple of Fallwood. Usually a quiet community, crime like this was rare. But as The Eagle tightened his grip on Fallwood, the town was paralyzed with fear. "He's in critical condition at Fallwood General. The doctors don't think he'll make it through the night. Allison, Joe's in a coma." She gasped shocked by the news. The Dillard's had baby-sat for Allison when she was little, and held a special place in her heart. Sheila was like an aunt, and she choked back a sob as she realized she was gone. Just like her mother, senselessly taken at the hands of a madman. Flashbacks of her mother's car jacking and murder raced through Allison's mind. Marie had been a beautiful woman inside and out, always willing to lend a helping hand, until that fateful day. Click here to read the rest of this story (711 more lines)
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