By Charles Williams
It all started As a housebreaking – And Ended As a Nightmare.
When Lee Scarborough stumbled on the brunette sunbathing topless in her again backyard, becoming concerned in a heist was once the very last thing on his mind. yet someway that’s the place he came across himself – sneaking via a stranger’s condominium, at the hunt for $120,000 in embezzled financial institution cash.
It gave the impression of a simple score. yet something stood among him and the money: the gorgeous and lethal Madelon Butler.
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Extra resources for A Touch of Death (Hard Case Crime, Book 17)
Laura encouraged me to start my inward journey—to try to find a space within me that I could retreat to as a safe harbor. ” The irony of her words was hard to bear. She was right next to me and I had lost her. I had been caught up in trying to find myself—in building my own romantic notions— living in my own fantasy world. She had given me so many different signs that she needed my help. But I was too self-absorbed—too caught up in my own bubble of romantic energy—I had failed to respond to her actual needs.
Laura asked Phil. ” Phil took out his car keys. “I had two beers in the last four hours, nothing in the last two. I’m fine. ” Laura teased. ” “No! ” Laura laughed at her own joke, emitting ripples of light cascading music. Phil grinned as he drove. We headed down a one-way residential street where the speed limit was forty miles per hour—Phil was going at thirty-five. Cars were parked on both sides of the narrow street. Laura posed another riddle. ” “Three, one to do it, and two to hold him,” I volunteered.
Perhaps they need to revise their decision-making procedures. ” Donald stopped abruptly and examined the tip of his pen. John Scott, a psychology major, spoke up. He was the captain of the ice hockey team. John believed his strongest asset on the field was his psychological insights. ” John had a way of changing the pitch of his voice suddenly to attract attention. ” “Why don’t you begin by sketching out the problem,” John suggested. “Then we can pester you with questions. ” Donald continued to examine his pen.