By Stuart Woods
Blood Orchid is the 3rd experience of 1 of Stuart Woods's most attractive characters, leader of Police Holly Barker. This outing, Holly is attempting to get her lifestyles again jointly after the shattering lack of her fianc?©. With assistance from her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself again into the activity with a vengeance. At an area eating place, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the world, wealthy and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has stumbled on an evocative identify for either his favourite flower and his most recent real-estate enterprise: the "Blood Orchid." yet earlier than Holly can settle into her regimen back, bullets crash into the house of a pal and a floater is located bobbing within the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects those occasions to the death-by-sniper-fire of 2 Miami businessmen and a guy evading questions at a Federal agency-but she cannot think how those violent occurrences should be concerning her personal quiet, unspoiled city of Orchid seashore. becoming a member of forces with a good-looking FBI agent, she tracks the clues immediately to their resource, simply to discover a rip-off extra profitable and extra harmful than any this idyllic town-or Holly-has ever obvious.
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I don’t get it, Smitty,” Singleton said. ” “Well, it’s not exactly Palm Beach,” the man replied. “Orchid Beach is just some backwater. I looked into it; it’s pretty, but there’s no big-league shopping, only a few decent restaurants, and none of the other stuff you’d expect to find where there’s high-end construction going on—very few interior decorators, upscale furniture stores, and all that. ” “There’s no beachfront property attached; it’s all west of A1A; that holds down the value. Fact is, Orchid Beach isn’t the sort of town to support the kind of big-time development that this property would require if someone is going to turn a profit.
Fleischman asked. ” “This is an eleven wood,” Steinberg replied, lining up on the ball. He relaxed, took a breath and let it out, and took a slow-looking, liquid swing at the ball. It rose high into the air, sailed down the fairway, past the guarding bunkers, and dropped onto the green with only a single bounce, stopping four feet from the pin. “I’m getting one of those,” Fleischman muttered. “You should,” Steinberg replied, still holding his finish. Then Steinberg’s head exploded. For a tiny second before he screamed, Fleischman wondered if cheating at golf could make your head explode.