state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret
in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers
Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station
just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster.
Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one
was...wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished,
Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous.
Curt's avid curiosity took the lead, and they investigated as best
they could, as much as they dared. Over the years, the troop absorbed
the mystery as part of the background to their work, the Buick 8
sitting out there like a still-life painting that breathes - inhaling
a little bit of this world, exhaling a little bit of whatever world
it came from.
the fall of 2001, a few months after Curt Wilcox is killed in a
gruesome auto accident, his 18-year-old boy, Ned, starts coming
by the barracks. Sandy Dearborn, Sergeant Commanding, knows it's
the boy's way of holding onto his father, and Ned is allowed to
become part of the Troop D family. One day he looks in the window
of Shed B and discovers the family secret. Like his father, Ned
From a Buick 8 is an audiobook about our fascination with deadly
things, about our insistence on answers when there are none, about
terror and courage in the face of the unknowable.
©2002 Sue Grafton; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House
Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
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