By Kathryn Casey
Bright, appealing, and either from strong households, collage of Texas university scholar Colton Pitonyak and colourful redhead Jennifer Cave had the realm at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had simply landed a thrilling new activity, whereas a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious company university lured Pitonyak to Austin. but the previous altar boy had a dismal, unpredictable streak, person who ensnared him within the perilous underworld of substances and weapons. while Jennifer did not appear for paintings on August 18, 2005, her mom grew to become apprehensive. Sharon Cave's seek resulted in Colton's West Campus residence, the place Jennifer's family members chanced on a scene valuable of the grisliest horror motion picture. in the meantime, Colton Pitonyak used to be nowhere to be found.
A Descent Into Hell is the gripping precise tale of 1 of the main brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded younger killer and his would-be female friend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was once "just the best way I roll."
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Hire someone to clean up when you’re done. ” Mercer smiled. ” Harry shot him a good-natured scowl, trying not to show his disappointment. Drag rewarded Mercer with a sloppy kiss when he scratched behind the basset’s ears. Then he ambled off to lie at his master’s feet. Mercer pulled a bomber jacket from the coat closet next to the front door and followed Thayer and his partner to a dark Chevy Suburban parked in front of his town house. Traffic to Andrews was a snarl so it took more than an hour to reach the base.
The city of Anjer, home to ten thousand people, was gone. Han wrote furiously in his journal as the ship plowed through the morass. Wherever he looked, bodies poked through the undulating blanket of ash, most stripped naked by the tsunami, some burned horribly by the near-molten pumice. The only thing keeping him from being driven mad was the physical act of writing. His quill flew across the pages as if the speed of his hand would allow the image to flow from his eyes to the page and not seep into his memory.
Even before Mercer got to his seat, the jet’s tail-mounted engines spooled to life and the nimble plane was towed through the hangar doors facing the complex of runways. Noticing that all the shades had been pulled over the windows, he reached to open the one nearest him. Captain Sykes leaned back in the seat in front of Mercer and closed the shade again. “Sorry, Doc. ” Sykes had a wad of tobacco in the corner of his mouth and appeared to be swallowing the juice. ” This was just getting better and better.
A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder by Kathryn Casey