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A slumlord in Minneapolis. A New York politician. An Oklahoma judge. Three strangers with one thing in common: each has been butchered with a Native American ceremonial knife by a killer known as Shadow Love. Lucas Davenport and Officer Lily Rothenburg needn't look far for the killer....
Lucas Davenport: Detective Lieutenant police; part of the so called "Maddog Group" called to investigate the recent slash murders; protaginist
Quentin Daniel: part of the so called "Maddog Group" called to investigate the recent slash murders
Lt. Lily Rothenburg: Sent by the Andretti family to oversee the investigations; works out of precinct in Greenwich Village
Harrison Sloan: Part of the so called "Maddog Group" called to investigate the recent slash murders
Harmon Anderson: Computer savant and Lester's assistant; part of the so called "Maddog Group" called to investigate the recent slash murders
Aaron Crow: the cousin of Sam and called the "spiritual" one
Larry Hart: detached fom the welfare department to work on the murder cases
Billy Hood: slashed Andretti's throat
Sam Crow: cousin of Aaron; called the "practical one"
John Andretti: comissioner of the welfare dept; throat slached by Billy Hood; business man getting involved in politics; called the "Italian John Kennedy"
Jennifer Carey: Has a daughter with Lucas (Sarah). Former TV3 Street Reporter.
John Liss: native American in South Dakota who was part of the designated "slasher team"
Leo Clark: Native American who cut Benton'a throat
Del: Undercover cop
Barbara Gow: Provided safe haven for the Crows; godmother of Shadow Love
Anna: Her husband was sent back to jail for parole violation; her son committed sucideby jumping into the Mississippi river; Bluebird was attracted to her
David: Lily's husband
Drake: Pimp for young girls
Tony Bluebird: Add a description of this character.
Sarah Davenport: Jennifer and Lucas' daughter
John Lee Benton: Was a parole officer at the Indian Center; Tony Bluebird slit his throat; resembled Hitler
Chief Dooley: Barber
Louise Liss: Wife of John Liss; mother to Harold
Harry Meany: Shift commander
Frank Lester: Deputy chief for investigations
Shadow Love: Killer who hungered for pain and the power to create it
Wentz: Homcide detective
Jack: Large Greek officer; member of the police department
Lawrence Duberville Clay: Son of rich man; joined police force; got his law degree; opened up a private practice before running for the senate; youngest FBI director' was a dirty cop
Cuervo: Slum lord; his throat was slashed by Leo
Dick Yellow Hand: Native American crack cocaine addict. One of Davenport's sources.
Elwood Stone: Drug dealer
Sister Mary Joseph: Formerly Elle Kluger, who is an old friend of Lucus from his childhood
Elmer Linstad: Attorney general of South Dakota; slashed by
Lyn Meadows: Liss's attorney
Rosie Love: Mother of Shadow Love; died in a house fire in 1978
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“There are few things in the world that can hold together a murder conspiracy. Hate by itself is not enough, because it’s too unfocused and not intellectual enough. There has to be some positive energy, as it were. That usually comes from religion. It’s difficult to be intellectual and murderous at the same time, without some complicated rationale.”
“Goddamned daughters. It was nearly impossible to live with them and clearly impossible to live without them.”
“Every man comes to earth with a purpose”
“(to Lucas) I can't decide whether you're just naturally full of shit or unnaturally horny”
“Jesus, that's worse than trying to stop me. You're trying to mind-fuck me, Davenport”
“(to Lily) I'm sorry about ragging you this morning. I'm not a responsible human being before noon. I don't daylight; I really don't.”
“Look, Lily, whatever is right, okay? I mean, I'm going back home to blow my brains out, to relieve the pressure, but don't worry about it.”
Ray Cuervo sat in his office and counted his money.
Drorg: (In Lucas' game) A contraction of the words 'drug organism'. A human altered and enhanced by designer drugs.
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Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Country: United States
Publication Date: 1990
Page Count: 368
Library of Congress: PS3569.A516S5 1990
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