A Merciful Silence by Kendra Elliot EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Kendra Elliot
- Genre: Serial Killers, Mystery Romance
- Publish Date: 19 June 2018
- Size: 2 MB
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There it is.
Eagle’s Nest police officer Ben Cooley hit his brakes, thankful he’d
been driving a cautious thirty miles an hour. He squinted, trying to see
through the smears created by his windshield wipers. Ahead of his car, onethird of the road was gone, washed down the steep side of the hill. It looked
as if a monster had bitten a ten-foot-wide chunk out of the asphalt. The last
three days had dropped several inches of rain in Central Oregon, and he could
swear the cities were about to float away. This sort of continuous downpour
happened all the time in the Willamette Valley on the other side of the
Cascade mountain range, but not in his beloved—and usually dry—high
To the left of the road was a gut-turning drop-off that vanished into a
forest of pines. On his right the rocky hillside sloped upward, and several
impromptu waterfalls cascaded down, flowing across the road. The water was
supposed to feed into the ditch and funnel beneath the road to flow safely out
the other side, but the quantity of water had overpowered the culvert.
“Don’t know how the other side of the state puts up with months of this
rain.” No one was around to hear Ben mutter to himself. He made a
conscious effort not to do it within listening distance of the other guys in his
department. The last thing the police chief needed to hear was that his
seventy-something officer was losing his mind.
Ben hit his flashers, called in his location, and popped his trunk.
The highway department tried to keep up with the weather, installing
nets and culverts and natural drains to keep the streets safe, but every year
something happened to this poor road. And since its vehicle traffic was quite
low, it ranked near the bottom of the state’s priority list.
Ben set out cones and flares, wondering if anyone would even use the
road before the flares burned out. He went back to his car and got Lucas on
“We need the highway department out here to assess the safety,” Ben
told the Eagle’s Nest dispatcher and office manager.
“That bad?” asked Lucas.
“Definitely. The guardrail along the south edge is gone. A car is going
to come by, not see the hole in time, and end up forty feet down the hill,
stuck in the pines. They need to close the road.”
“I’ll call it in.”
“Send Royce or Samuel out here with some roadblocks right away
because the highway department will take hours to get here. I’ve blocked the
road in one direction with my car, but we need something else.”
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