By M. C. Beaton
Unique e-book: 1997
Lovable Scottish constable Hamish Macbeth -- who might otherwise be fishing than detecting -- needs to root out one other legal in his 13th charmingly shrewdpermanent case.
As the small village of Lochdubh has no dentist, locals shuttle 20 miles to Frederick Gilchrist's dental surgical procedure within the city of Braikie. even if Lochdubh's one-man police strength, Hamish Macbeth, prefers the extra glossy, painless techniques practiced by means of dentists within the urban of Inverness, a dazzling toothache one morning convinces him to offer Gilchrist a attempt. Upon arriving, Hamish reveals the dentist lifeless at the ground, a sufferer of nicotine poisoning. getting to know that the deceased was once a non-smoker, Hamish needs to placed his personal toothache on ice -- to extract a assassin at the unfastened.
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Chapter Nine The little map Potts had drawn for Leaphorn on a sheet of notepaper took him across the San Juan down the asphalt of Highway 35 into the Aneth Oil Field, and thence onto a dirt road which led up the slopes of Casa Del Eco Mesa. It wandered past the roofless, windowless stone buildings which Potts had said were the relics of Jorie’s ill-fated effort to run a trading post. Two dusty, bumpy miles later it brought him to the drainage that Potts had labeled Desert Creek. Leaphorn stopped there, let the dust settle a moment and looked down the slope.
I don’t think I could stand a repeat of that Great Four Corners Manhunt of 1998. ” “I could get along without that,” Chee said, and told Dashee what he’d learned about the Timms L-17, and the insurance, and Timms’s futile effort to sell it, and all the rest. “You mind us driving over there and showing me where the pickup was found, and the barn where Timms kept the plane? ” Dashee studied him. “You’re wanting to use your old buddy Cowboy because you’re not back on duty yet, and don’t have any business out there anyway even if you were.
If it’s important, I can tell you who to ask. And then I think both of them were into that militia outfit. ” Potts opened his eyes now, squinted, rubbed his hand across them, restored the glasses and looked at Leaphorn. ” “Yeah,” Leaphorn said. ” “Dues were too high,” Leaphorn said. ” “We got a couple of versions up here. Militia to protect us from the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service and the seventy-two other federal agencies. Then the survivalists, getting us ready for when all those black helicopters swarm in to round us up for the United Nations concentration camps.