Beyond Reason by Ken Englade

By Ken Englade

The girl: She was once a gorgeous, talented descendant of woman Astor. yet Elizabeth Haysom used to be additionally a spoiled, willful daughter of privilege.

The Lover: He was once the bright younger son of a German diplomat. yet his love for Elizabeth might draw Jens Soering right into a internet of insanity and murder.

The homicide: whilst Elizabeth's mom and dad have been came across savagely butchered of their dependent Virginia state domestic, she and Jens fled to Europe-igniting a global manhunt that spanned 3 continents.

The Trial: The sensational court docket drama that painted a twisted portrait of 2 golden youths ate up by means of hatred and perverse fantasies. Elizabeth's startling testimony-and intimations of acts and needs that went past mere murder-would display a tangled internet of darkish secrets and techniques and lethal obsession.

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He always backed it into its parking niche: When it was time to go somewhere the impatient Derek didn’t like to waste time maneuvering his vehicle. “We didn’t know what else to do,” said Jane, her voice cracking. ” “Don’t worry,” Annie said soothingly. ” Digging into her purse, Annie produced a dull brass key. “Nancy gave this to me a long time ago,” she explained. ” Fingering it as reverently as a Catholic would a rosary, Annie paused, considering what to do. Nancy was her dearest and closest friend.

Then he set the shutters for thirty-second time exposures. Lastly, he squatted and duck-walked across the floor, spraying the tan-colored luminol liquid from a plastic bottle. As the mist settled, it reacted with the chemical traces from the blood. The killer’s footprints began to glow with a spooky blue-green light. Quickly, Brown tripped the shutters since the luminescence lasts only about fifteen seconds. The result was a series of photographs showing a wavy set of ghostly footprints traveling from the living room to the bedroom and into the bathroom.

After giving the fumes the required amount of time, plus a little extra for luck, they rushed in, hoping to find fingerprints they had not been able to detect previously. The procedure failed. However, one system did work: a tried and usually successful method of doctoring a surface with a chemical that would make blood stains fluorescent. Even if the stains were no longer visible to the naked eye, they could be made visible under the right lighting conditions. The first place Brown used the chemical, called luminol, was in the house.

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