But Cardinal did not appear to be listening. The young cop watched in astonishment as Sergeant John Cardinalstar player on the CID team, veteran of the citys highest-profile cases, legendary for his meticulous approach to crime sceneswent down on his knees in the pool of blood and cradled the shattered woman in his arms.
Excerpted from By the Time You Read This by Giles Blunt. Copyright © 2007 by Giles Blunt. Excerpted by permission of Henry Holt and Co. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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