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By Judith Skillings

Rebecca Moore has had greater than her fill of lifeless males . . . the 1st, her lover David, took his personal existence in her bed room simply outdoor of Washington, D.C. -- a unconditionally mindless act of violence that explanations a critically shaken Rebecca to surrender her activity as an investigative journalist and flee to rural Maryland to run her past due Uncle Walt's vintage vehicle recovery store. Out right here she faces a really diversified pressure of rampant craziness -- let alone a motley selection of most likely risky, allegedly reformed ex-convict staff she's inherited. As she attempts to settle in, a moment male corpse surfaces, murdered and crammed right into a glass beading desktop at the store flooring, the place it has no earthly correct or cause to be. Now, with a beautiful cop who is extra drawn to her than within the case, and with extra dying within the offing, Rebecca Moore goes to need to lodge to what she does most sensible: locate the proof, finger a perpetrator . . . and in some way remain alive.

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L. Bean windbreaker he’d ordered for the trip. If the kid was curious, he could see that Mick wasn’t packing. It was a gesture. Like a Roman shaking hands to show he didn’t have a knife up the sleeve of his toga. ” The cop strolled to an office at the back. Mick remained standing. He fished a cellophane-wrapped toothpick out of his hip pocket. The female officer, “S. Olson,” hung up the phone next to her nameplate. She raised an eyebrow. Mick shook his head. No help needed; he was being served. Sheriff Bradley N.

Billy Lee said he left at three-thirty to visit a ‘friend’ for the weekend. I was playing tennis. I didn’t expect him back until Monday. ” Vera leaned forward, voice at a whisper. “The man could not juggle more than one at a time. DEAD END / 29 Sloppy with names. Couldn’t keep his lies straight. ” Vera blanched as another potential social gaffe occurred to her. ” Rebecca wondered how Mrs. Bellotti would have answered that. Six According to Flo, the sheriff’s station was on 2nd Street in Blue Marsh, the next town over and the county seat.

She wandered back to the desk, reached for the phone, then set it down. She had two choices. Call a lawyer for advice on keeping her staff out of jail. Or call her resident customers before they heard the gossip at Flo’s. And say what? Even if she could track down Lindeman, or reach Shelley at the Sunset Marina between international calls, what would she say? She didn’t have a clue as to who had murdered Graham Stuck or why. She couldn’t reassure her customers that they wouldn’t be in danger at the shop.

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