Pinkerton Detective Frank Garloch is called to investigate the brutal murder of a woman outside Chicago. Tracking the husband across three states, keeps Frank from spending time with his daughter Sadie and makes him face the realities of his own marriage and past failings. THE DEAD WIFE is a dark noir suspense based on true events.
Frank was perched in a chair in front of the fire with a plate of beans and a cup of black coffee. Three stitches graced his chin. Two dried blood stains soaked through his shirt sleeve. “Glad you could join us.”
“What the hell happened?”
“I fixed you up.”
Burnett stared, staggered to his feet. “Not what I mean. What did I miss?”
Frank dropped his plate on the floor and stood up. “That’s what you’re worried about? You nearly bled to death you fool and you want to know what you missed? Well, Henry’s dead. Put a bullet through his eye. The Mrs. died about an hour ago so we’re left with these two to haul back to Chicago. I’d say the odds are in our favor.”
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