Dexter in the Dark

Dexter in the Dark

Jeff Lindsay

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0307276732

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds. . . particularly because, on occasion, he commits them himself. But Dexter's happy existence is turned upside down when he is called to an unusually disturbing crime scene at the university campus. Dexter's Dark Passenger – mastermind of his homicidal prowess – immediately senses something chillingly recognizable and goes into hiding. Dexter is alone for the first time in his life, and he realizes he's being hunted by a truly sinister adversary. Meanwhile he's planning a wedding and trying to learn how to be a stepfather to his fiancé's two kids – who might just have dark tendencies themselves. Macabre, ironic, and wonderfully entertaining, Dexter in the Dark goes deeper into the psyche of one of the freshest protagonists in recent fiction.

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crime scene, forcing it to fit a decent pattern and behave itself. In this case, from what I learned on the way there, that would hardly be a challenge. And so it was with my usual cheerful good spirits that I sauntered over toward the yellow crime-scene tape, certain of a charming interlude in a hectic workday- And came to a dead stop with one foot just inside the tape. For a moment the world turned bright yellow and there was a sickening sensation of lurching weightless through space. I

sullen, almost like Cody and Astor might have done. "But they could have." "It would be very crunchy, wouldn't it?" "All right," he said, exceedingly sulky now. "I'm just trying to help." And he stalked away, without even a small fake smile. But the chaos had only begun. As my unwanted trip to dreamland indicated, I was already under enough pressure without the added strain of a rampaging sister. But only a few minutes later, my small oasis of peace was ripped asunder once again, this time

and smiled again. "Good point, Dex. Why don't you get on your computer and check his background? I bet we find something." She glanced at her watch. "You can do that right after the press conference, okay? Come on, can't be late." And I followed along dutifully, wondering how I always seemed to volunteer for extra work. Deborah had, in fact, been granted the priceless boon of a press conference, something Captain Matthews did not give out lightly. It was her first as lead detective on a major

was and pull it into existence. And then at last, the monkey-things began to change. It was very slow at first, so slow that IT didn't even realize what was happening until the process was well under way. And one wonderful day, when IT went into a new host, the thing stood up on its back legs and, as IT still wondered what was happening, the thing said, "Who are you?" The extreme shock of this moment was followed by an even more extreme pleasure. IT was no longer alone. 79 of 173 EIGHTEEN

bad-tempered wretch that wandered by. All right, put that aside for the time being. Let's just assume that some Passengers wander and some of them nest. Could this account for what Halpern had described as a dream? Could something go into him, make him kill two girls, and then take him home and tuck him into bed before leaving? I didn't know. But I did know that if that idea held water, I was in a lot deeper than I had imagined. By the time I got back to my office it was past time for lunch,

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