By J. A. Jance
The Seattle that Beau knew as a tender policeman is disappearing. the town is awash within the aromas emanating from a glut of espresso bars, the local open air his condominium development has sprouted gallery upon gallery, or even his lengthy loved diner has developed right into a stylish eatery for neighborhood hipsters. however the glam is precisely floor, for the grit lower than the city's fingernails is caked with blood. Beau and his new associate Sue Danielson, a suffering unmarried father or mother, are assigned the homicide of an aged lady torched to loss of life in her mattress. As their research proceeds, Beau and Sue develop into embroiled in a deadly sequence of occasions that would go away them and their case shattered -- and for Beau not anything will ever be a similar back.
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I was tempted to tell her that three hundred thou in Agnes Ferman’s garage refrigerator was there to prove her wrong, but I didn’t. Instead, I glanced over at Andrew George who happened to reappear just then. com BREACH OF DUTY clothesline to keep from being lost was capable of handling even the smallest amounts of money. Grace Tipton must have read my mind. “Mildred got a lawyer to draw up something. I forget what it’s called. Means she can handle Mr. ” Sue suggested. Grace brightened. “That’s right.
Don’t bother,” Sue said. She made it sound casual enough, but we both knew it wasn’t. If there was even the slightest possibility that Mildred George had something to do with her sister-in-law’s death, then it would be far better for us to show up unannounced and unexpected. That way there was a better chance of our catching her with her defenses down. Those preliminary surprise visits with possible suspects—ones with no Miranda warning anywhere within hearing distance—may not hold up in court, but that doesn’t mean they’re not useful.
She snapped. “Why should I be? I’m pissed as hell as a matter of fact. A. JANCE touch at all for over two years—not even a birthday card or a Christmas present for either one of the boys—now all of a sudden he calls up on the phone, acts as though nothing is amiss, and says he’s coming down this week to take the kids to Disneyland. Not next week, mind you, when it’s spring break and the kids could go without missing any school. No, it has to be this week or nothing. He wants to take them out of class for three whole days— Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.