By William Bernhardt
"A completely exciting page-turner."
Leeman Hayes, a black teen in Tulsa, is accused of brutally murdering a tender lady. As lawyer Ben Kincaid struggles to drag jointly a protection, a tender boy is falling into the clutches of a kid molester. Ten-year-old Abie Rutherford, lonely and determined for approval, thinks the good-looking, smiling stranger within the baseball cap will be that pal he has longed for.
When Abie Rutherford vanishes and not using a hint one sizzling summer time day, Ben Kincaid, like every person else in Tulsa, fears the worst. Then a bone-chilling discovery compels Ben to forge a hyperlink among the lacking boy and the doubtless hopeless case of Leeman Hayes--thereby igniting the fuse for the main explosive court docket case of Ben's career.
"An captivating homicide secret . . . The finishing is either astounding and explosive."
--The Sunday Oklahoman
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Her eyes flew open. Daylight glowed in the tent, but not half so warmly as Linc’s eyes. “Holly,” he murmured, tracing her lips with his tongue. “My sweet Holly. ” Five “You recognize me,” Holly said, suddenly nervous. Linc smiled. ” “But yesterday—” she began. ” Linc’s tongue slid between Holly’s lips and moved slowly. She made a small sound as she touched the tip of her tongue against his, tasting him delicately, hungrily. ” Holly couldn’t speak. . her dream made whole and radiant again. “Linc,” she whispered.
Her blue eyes were as hard as glass. “The negligee is meant for a woman, not a giraffe,” Cyn added sweetly. Linc laughed and wound a lock of her fine blond hair around his finger. ” he asked. The last of Holly’s dream broke around her as she watched the easy intimacy between the man she loved and the lush, beautiful woman called Cyn. Well, now I know why he never wrote me, Holly thought starkly. He was too busy with his busty blond. Holly felt like running away and hiding, but her face showed nothing at all.
By the time she was nineteen, she had been on the cover of every major American and European magazine. By the time she was twenty, she was the Royce Reflection, the woman chosen by Europe’s foremost designer to represent his total line of products, from perfumes to clothes, from negligees to cosmetics. Holly used only her middle name, Shannon, when she worked. It was her way of separating herself from the alien, glamorous creature who stared back at her from the pages of magazines and spoke seductively about negligees and sex on millions of television screens.
Cruel Justice by William Bernhardt